As we become more aware of issues related to identity, it is increasingly evident that intersectionality is a must when addressing how to tackle these. Given that intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, began with the feminist movement, the Intersectionality Feature focuses on issues that plague female and femme-identifying individuals. We look at how the feminist movement has evolved through its four waves, beginning with the fight for women’s suffrage. We’ve also broken down these issues into little niches, from the media’s and society’s misconceptions about Asian women to the struggles of women in corporate America to a film about women leading the battlefield in Nicaragua — although there are more crossroads to cover. In the words of our powerful leader, Beyoncé Knowles, “Who runs the world? Girls.”
A Crash Course on the Four Waves of Feminism
By Natasha Roy
Feminism has evolved from many different shapes and forms. Here’s a quick rundown on the four waves of feminism.
Lack of accurate representations of Asians and Asian-Americans in the media create false narratives that are toxic to the community. And with the perception of them as the model minority, there is a severe lack of allyship for the marginalized community.