#6 The Intersectionality Issue
Intersectionality [in-ter-sek-shuhnal-i-tee]: a term (based on prior social theory) coined in 1989 by feminist theorist Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw which ‘suggests that—and seeks to examine how—various biological, social and cultural categories such as gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, species, and other axes of identity interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels, contributing to systematic injustice and social inequality’. This last year has brought on a flood of troubling debates within feminism as to the necessity of intersectionality. The implication that feminism, and GEEK feminism, should be ‘united’, monolithic, and bound by homogenous concerns seems to us a total contradiction of what this social movement proclaims to be about. And thus, rather than simply joining this debate (because honestly, we see nothing to argue about here), we’ve decided just to put our money where our mouths are!