Intersectionality Essays

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Intersectionality: Strengths & Weaknesses

Within Essay one, after reading the text provided I determined that the essay portrays intersectionality. Intersectionality is the theory and study of various social identities such as race, gender, sexuality, and class, contributing to the specific type of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual (“Intersectionality). In the third paragraph the quote “This focus […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1459 Topics: Gender, Intersectionality, Social Class, Social Inequality, Sociological imagination, Structural Functionalism, Symbolic interactionism

Steve Williams – Intersectionality is a Sociological Theory

“During this spring semester, I have been given the opportunity to discover and perceive many diverse topics and subjects that not only women, but multiple people seem to cope with on a daily basis. Seeking though all my critical reading responses and notes, I realized one thing that almost all of them had in common. […]

Pages: 3 Words: 768 Topics: Critical Theory, Discrimination, Feminism, Gender, Gender Equality, Identity Politics, Injustice, Intersectionality, Postmodernism
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Gendered Justice: Women in the Criminal Justice System

When considering the prison industrial complex, most people do not consider the impact that feminism has on fixing the issues within it. Intersectionality is an important factor in all social issues. Intersectionality is defined as “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual group, […]

Pages: 1 Words: 312 Topics: Crime, Domestic Violence, Feminism, Gender Equality, Human Sexuality, Intersectionality, Morality

Black Panther Reflection Ryan Coogler

Although this wasn’t the first time I went out to watch a superhero flick, the Ryan Coogler directed hit “Black Panther” was definitely the movie I had been waiting for and wasn’t going to miss it. I had already watched this movie before on the its release day but had the opportunity to watch it […]

Pages: 2 Words: 616 Topics: Black Panther, Intersectionality

Hidden Figures Movie Analysis

“In a decade where racism and sexism were rampant, the structure of society in the 1960s greatly restricted the potential of African-Americans and women. Racial segregation of access to provisions, amenities, services and opportunities were present nationwide. Women and African-Americans possessed “inferior” positions in academia, social, and political circumstances. Immense violence towards African-Americans occurred frequently […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1427 Topics: Critical Theory, Gender, Identity Politics, Injustice, Intersectionality, Oppression, Prejudice And Discrimination, Sexism

Counseling Black Gay Men Living in Low Socioeconomic Status Community

The film, Moonlight, depicts the growing life of a black man and his struggles through growing up within a low socioeconomic community, as well as his homosexuality (Romanski, Garner, Kleiner, & Jenkins, 2016). The main character, Chiron struggles to find and hold onto his identities of being a black gay man within the black community […]

Pages: 9 Words: 2617 Topics: Gay, Homosexuality, Intersectionality, Oppression, Poverty, Social Issues

Feminism is a Social Movement and a Field of Study

“Feminism is a social movement and a field of study whose purpose is to promote equality of women in the world. Feminism is usually divided into waves that refer to a particular time period in the feminist movement. Adichie describes feminism in We Should All Be Feminists, in the following manner: And when, all those […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2168 Topics: Critical Theory, Feminism, Gender, Gender Equality, Identity Politics, Intersectionality, Oppression, Patriarchy, Sex

About Equality and Women’s Rights

Abstract Women in America have historically been viewed as inferior and have long suffered the ills and misfortunes of that labeling. During the years leading up to and beyond the Civil War, several women as well as men, challenged those views and fought for women’s rights. By examining the fight of these women, and using […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2409 Topics: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminism, Gender, Gender Equality, Identity Politics, Intersectionality, United States

Gladwell Outliers, Privilege Video, Intersectional Feminism

Race, gender, and conversation are controversial issues among most American especially the Blacks. For instance, the “Safe Space to Brave Space” article calls for freedom of speech. Comparatively, chapter 3 of Gladwell presents a story about Christopher Langan which focuses on geniuses, children possessing innate genius yet racism, conversation issues and poverty caused Langan’s misery. […]

Pages: 3 Words: 859 Topics: Critical Theory, Discrimination, Gender, Gender Equality, Identity Politics, Intersectionality, Oppression, Social Issues

Over the Past few Weeks of Sociology

Over the past few weeks of Sociology 1, we have learned several concepts that related to the concept of identity—race, class, and gender. As mentioned in lecture, identity is a complicated concept, which is rooted in a person’s group membership[footnoteRef:1]. A person’s group membership is essential to their social identity[footnoteRef:2]. Our identities are what plays […]

Pages: 3 Words: 932 Topics: Communication, Critical Theory, Gender, Intersectionality, Sexism, Social Issues

What Zora Did: Mother of Black Feminism

The 20th century brought great change to the world in general but to the United States in particular. World War I and II both shaped and re-shaped social, economic, and political boundaries for the whole world. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was a catalyst for the Great Depression, which in turn touched the lives […]

Pages: 12 Words: 3617 Topics: Critical Theory, Feminism, Gender, Harlem Renaissance, Intersectionality, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Racism and Discrimination Analysis

Mixed race, multiracial, biracial, multi ethnic, polyethnic, half and half, queer, straight, upper class, middle class, poor, rich; whatever terms one uses it all boils down to not only how one sees themselves but how society sees and labels them. The way a person labels and identifies themselves not only helps to build one’s identity, […]

Pages: 11 Words: 3342 Topics: Critical Theory, Discrimination, Heredity, Identity Politics, Injustice, Intersectionality, Prejudice And Discrimination, Racism, Sexism, Sexual Orientation, Social Inequality, Social Issues, Social Status, White Privilege

A Major Reproducer of Social Inequalities Due to Law Enforcement and the Judicial Court System

Abstract: This paper focuses on the social inequalities produced by the criminal justice system and how that contributes to the disproportionate distribution of punishment in the United States. The institution that is a key reproducer of social inequalities in the U.S. is the criminal justice system. The criminal justice system is significant and plays a […]

Pages: 9 Words: 2581 Topics: Crime, Criminal Justice, Discrimination, Gender, Intersectionality, Justice, Morality, Social Inequality, Social Issues, Violence

Race and Gender Issues in Black Panther

“In the film “”Black Panther,”” T’Challa returned to the nation of Wakanda to become King after the death of his father. T’Challa must rally his allies, consisting of mostly women, to defeat his foes. With the fate of the entire world (not just Wakanda) at risk, T’Challa must release the full power of the Black […]

Pages: 3 Words: 815 Topics: Critical Theory, Feminism, Gender, Gender Equality, Identity Politics, Intersectionality, Sex, Sexism

Review of the Final Examination

The Bowleg reading demonstrates how a lack of intersectionality in public health and correlated health services leads to health inequities for marginalized groups. Currently, the field of public health understands health disparities by looking at singular social categories, such as race, independently and largely understands issues from a white middle-class perspective. This ignores the complex […]

Pages: 9 Words: 2692 Topics: Coming out, Critical Theory, Discrimination, Feminism, Gender, Intersectionality, Oppression

Dorothy Allison’s Autobiographical Narrative

“Dorothy Allison’s autobiographical narrative Two or Three Things I Know for Sure examines how a lower-class upbringing has affected the identities of the women in her family. Beauty, inadvertently, becomes one of the most valued things among her family members, a perceived lack of which shapes Allison as a person. Through a lens of intersectional […]

Pages: 3 Words: 931 Topics: Beauty, Critical Theory, Family, Feminism, Gender, Gender Equality, Identity Politics, Intersectionality

African American Women Among Professors

Tenure is an important, but overlooked, aspect of education that faces challenges related to racial imbalance. It has been defined as a “freedom of teaching and research, as well as financial security to make the profession more attractive to people looking to enter it” (1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure). According to […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2227 Topics: Evaluation, Intersectionality, Mentorship, Sexism, Social Issues, United States, University

Essay about Gender

“First, the majority of the 170 studies identified and reviewed in this report come from the global North and report findings from the global North, many of which are not transferable to settings with different cultures and resource levels. There are major gaps in data and research from all regions but the most serious gaps […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1273 Topics: Economy, Employment, Gender, Gender Inequality, Gender Pay Gap, Health, Intersectionality, Me Too Movement

Lana Michelle Moorer Research

The iconic artist I was assigned with for my research paper is non another than Lana Michelle Moorer or better known as MC Lyte. She decided that she wants to do something huge in her life and a evidence that shows us this is that she began rapping at the age of 12, which after […]

Pages: 12 Words: 3530 Topics: Critical Theory, Empowerment, Feminism, Gender, Gender Equality, Intersectionality, Sex, Sexism, Social Issues

Resilience Among Mapuche Women

Abstract  In the cosmology of the American indigenous women, as among the Mapuche women, resilience is considered an important issue. The natural resources, like freshwater, are considered a living entity, where animals have an enormous role to play in the universe of meaning. How Mapuche women use resilience as responded to the process of adaptation […]

Pages: 9 Words: 2676 Topics: Community, Gender, Gender Roles, Intersectionality, Research, Social Exclusion, Sustainability

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