Intersectional feminism includes everyone. It includes people of different body types, races, ethnicities, castes, religions, disabilities, genders and sexualities. There's nothing exclusive at all about feminism. It isn't feminism, if it isn't intersectional!
Slut-shaming and the friend zone are disturbing concepts: both reduce women to objects meant for sexual enjoyment on someone else's terms.
Language matters. "Free speech" comes at the cost of those that are struggling for acceptance in a hostile society. So, yes, be a buzzkill!
We often forget while talking about self-defense, that there are so many out there who cannot defend themselves.
आपके साथ क्या कभी ऐसा हुआ है कि आपने महिला-अधिकारों या महिला-पुरुष समानता की बात की हो और आपके किसी दोस्त ने तुरंत कहा हो कि ‘ज्यादा फेमिनिस्ट मत बनो|’ पर समान अधिकारों की बात करने में कुछ भी गलत नहीं है| और अगर ऐसा करना आपको ‘फेमिनिस्ट’ बनाता है तो इसमें कुछ भी गलत नहीं है|
Intersectional feminism challenges the dominant idea of feminism which is overtly white/upper-class/upper-caste/ableist/cis heterosexual and which fails to take into account the marginalized standpoints.
Pia Alize Hararika and Malathi Jogi created Custom Cuts when they got tired of one too many pieces of unsolicited advice about "doing feminism right".
The most ordinary words, like 'night' and 'compromise' acquire a whole new meaning for women! 11 words re-explained for your understanding.
You may be minority in one sense and privileged in the other, and disapprove one kind of degradation while propagating some. That's where lies the need of constant introspection of one's location in the society. Because that controls what jokes we can take, what jokes we can't. And we don't take joke that's on us or someone we aspire to be.
For more reasons than one, being a feminist can sometimes be a hard process. Whether it is dealing with gender stereotyping, casual misogyny, street harassment or even dealing with people who bristle at the very idea of male, caste-based or economic privilege. Some days, you feel particularly sad and broken at the thought that the path of progress is slow, and prone to so much slipping back. It is on these days, I imagine these women, all together in a room. That room is bright, airy and safe, and has enough light to power a thousand struggles, in multiple lifetimes.