Critiquing theToxic Values of Coloniality (The Intersectional Experience…
Critiquing theToxic Values of Coloniality
The "Mythical Norm"
"dress to impress"- implies dress to conform to this concept insofar as is possible for you
Rejection of that which diverges from the idealized construction of a young white affluent male
coined by Lorde
in a patriarchal capitalism, women's sexuality is subverted to achieve success in her career
women serving the reproduction of labor power
Oppression and exploitation
Marxism as a reaction to capitalism
Marxist feminists: domestic labor and capital
The feminist agenda often silenced or unsupported by other party members
The Intersectional Experience
How can those of us who are not experiencing this life support those who are?
Lorde: "some problems we share as women,and some we do not"
Lorde: "difference...a fund of necessary polarities"
A unique set of experiences that is different than either or both of the sum of its parts
Crenshaw: Black women are multiply burdened
Oyewumi: "twofold process of racial inferiorization and gender subordination"
How do we dismantle these constructs?
Lugones: Dark and Light side of the patriarchal system
Oyewumi: citing the existance of cultures without a gender binary that were forced into assimilation through colonialism
A. Quijano: sexual dimorphism was created with the purpose of serving a capitalist, eurocentric agenda