Galerstein Gender Center

Intersectional Feminism

Person holding a hand-written sign that reads, I am a feminist because...I believe my gender should not define the importance of my voice.

The Galerstein Gender Center approaches programs and services from an intersectional feminist framework, embracing the idea that when examining the political, economic, and social equity of genders, there are multiple identities that intersect and social dynamics that create challenges that are unique to each individual.

We invite you attend/request our Feminism 101 mini-workshop, which goes into further detail!

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There isn't just one feminism. There are feminisms. Quote by Ruth Enid Zambrana. What is feminism? What does it mean to you?

Vocabulary: A Few Types of Feminism

Intersectionality: If feminism is advocating for women’s rights and equality between the sexes, intersectional feminism is the understanding of how women’s overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability status — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination.

Womanism: A movement and theory that is a response specifically to the racial/gender oppression of Black women. It was spurred and named by Alice Walker, a black author, but there are numerous other womanist theorists. Womanism is not only about black women (is about all women). But it does start from the position, experiences, and knowledge of black women.

Transfeminism: Defined as “a movement by and for trans women who view their liberation to be intrinsically linked to the liberation of all women and beyond.” It is a form of feminism that includes all self-identified women, regardless of sex assigned at birth, and challenges cisgender privilege. A central tenet is that individuals have the right to define who they are.

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The University of Texas at Dallas
Galerstein Gender Center
800 W. Campbell Road, SSB41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021