Queer feminism, intersectionality and awkward conversations

Queer feminism proposes a position that moves beyond identifying, outing and eliminating women’s oppression to expand the focus to the structures that enable oppression. As outlined by Dore Bowen, “While feminism is aligned with lesbian and gay politics in seeking liberation from oppressions based on gender and sexual identity, queer theory challenges the norms that constitute these identities.”[1] Going beyond gender and sexuality, queer politics also advocates for “all kinds of economic, political, epistemological, and cultural experiments that seek to produce difference and equality at the same time.”[2] In this way, queer feminism is intersectional at its core, and can broaden our understanding of the world and creative practices that seek to break down more than the walls of gender-based oppression. 

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