Translation and Intersectionality, Do Muslim Still Women Need Saving? -…
Translation and Intersectionality
complex categories of identification
maintains its strong relationship to the original feminist preoccupation with equality and social justice
intersectionality lacks of precise and novel conceptualizations of power
class, race, ethnicity. etc.
methodological difficulties in applying intersectionality to macro levels of analysis
presents a significant drawback for becoming more widely used, particularly in mainstream development studies
study has not been carried out according to feminist principles or ethics
both privilege and disadvantage.
despite the fact that different types of inequalities have always been present as a salient issue within development studies
credited to K.W. Crenshaw
challenging the essentializing notions present in identity politics, which implicitly assumed that ‘white, middle-class women
Intersectionality aims to destabilize discrete forms of oppression and individual categories of subordination with the aim of exposing their complexity and their interconnections
time of various feminist movements in different parts of the world, closely related to post-independence nation-building in many asian and african countries and struggles for democratization and opposition to structural adjustment programmes in the Latin american region
black men [are] the exemplary victims of systems of sexism or racism’
Do Muslim Still Women Need Saving?
Culture not understood, different than western standards
Western feminist campaigns must not be confused with the
hypocrisies of the colonial feminism of a Republican president
Right on the issue of Muslim women’s rights
Muslims, and debating, as people have
for centuries, how to defi ne a good Muslim, or person
justice and rights for women, but can we accept that there might
be different ideas about justice and that different women might
want, or even choose, different futures from ones that we envision as best?