Intersectional Feminism


Intersectional Feminism

Janani, Sruthi, Manasa V Akshitha N

Janani, Sruthi, Manasa V Akshitha N "Intersectional Feminism" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | NSCCIGC-18 , March 2018, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD16055.pdf

The issue raised in this paper is a very important problem in the domain of literature. The key factor inthis paper is “Intersectional feminism”. What is feminism?, Feminism simply means believing that menand women are equal, neither is better than the other and neither should be treated with more respect thanthe other – everyone should be equal on all levels.Intersectional feminism is much more than the latest feminism buzzword. Intersectional feminism isthe understanding of how women have overcome racism, religion and the way it has impacted the waythey experience oppression and discrimination. The number of published women authors was greater inthe 19th century than in any preceding century. It was in the 19th century that gender consciousness andfeminist attitudes first came to the forefront of the literary imagination, changing forever how the works offemale authors would be written and regarded.This paper is about the modern critical analysis of 21st century women's literature seeking in part tounderstand the underlying reasons by which the women authors were able to gain such widespreadexposure and prominence in an era known for its patriarchal and often dismissive attitude towards theintellectual abilities of women. The image of women writers in recent writings has undergone a seachange. Women writers have moved away from the traditional, age-old portrayal of self-sacrificingwomen towards conflicting female protagonists searching for identity and self respect.

Feminism, Intersectional feminism.


Special Issue | NSCCIGC-18 , March 2018

2394-9333

IJTRD16055