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Lecture 12

GWST 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Intersectionality, Private Sphere


Department
Gender and Women's Studies
Course Code
GWST 1502
Professor
Kristine Klement
Lecture
12

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Rube/freak
Civilized/ savage
Normal/abnormal
Binaries that are relevant to the Eli Clare reading include
Race is associated with disability
Binaries are set up by
Other binaries relevant to the film include those associated with the male/ female binary
Private sphere- home that is associated with women
It was a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw
It tries to understand how all systems of oppression, for example race, class, gender, sexuality,
are implicated in every experience and work together to mutually refine force one another
Tries to understanding how they operate together
Understanding Intersectionality
She understands forms of oppressions by hydra beast
Each head is a form of oppression
when you cut one head two more grow
The whole body of the beast it what we want to address
Bell hooks analogy of oppression as a "many headed beast"
He had oddities that he would call them upper class freaks
It is an extension of the freak show
Ripleys' believe it or not
Is the Freak Show completely over?
She was not a real person
A large number of women would work in the industry and initially single would join the
labour force
However they did not have enough person power
But she was the creation of war propaganda campaigns
Who is Rosie the Reveter?
SCA: Historicizing Gender, Race, Sexuality and Ability
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