An intersectional approach shows the way that people’s social identities can overlap, creating compounding experiences of discrimination. Many women identify themselves as feminists, however, their experiences as women in society are very different based on their background. All inequality is not created equal. This workshop will provide your students with an understanding of how different women fight for equality and that there are different experiences women go through based on their identity.
Feminism is about advocating for women’s rights and equality between the sexes. Intersectional feminism is about understanding how women’s overlapping identities, including race, class, religion, and sexual orientation impact the way they experience oppression, discrimination, how they view and understand feminism.
Different understandings and experiences of Feminism
Women all have a common experience of inequality and discrimination, due to their gender. However, a white woman is penalised by her gender but has the advantage of race. A black woman is disadvantaged by her gender and her race. A Muslim woman experiences discrimination because of her religion, her gender, her race, and her religion. This workshop shares the perspectives and realities of a variety of women who are all fighting the same battle for women’s rights but have a lot of different experiences and obstacles due to the intersectionality of their identities.
The aim of this workshop is to highlight the fact that women have different issues in their fight for women’s rights due to their background. This workshop will utilise, storytelling, thinking exercises, and the privilege walk exercises to demonstrate that. Suggested Subjects English, Social Science, and Danish.
SUGGESTED SUBJECTS: English, Social Science, History, and Danish