Intersectionality in Bend it Like Beckham

This clip relates to Kimberle Crenshaw’s article on intersectionality in American culture. In this clip, Jess, the young Punjabi Sikh soccer aficionado gets a talking to from her parents for violating religious, cultural, and gender norms. For this movie, a white feminist interpretation is not sufficient. While one might try to analyze Jess’s religiously and […]

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If I Were A Boy – Beyoncé. Does It Do Enough?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWpsOqh8q0M (Links to an external site.) In the music video for Beyonce’s 2009 song, If I Were A Boy, Beyonce switches gender roles with her boyfriend for one day. She becomes a police officer who ignores her partner’s breakfast in the morning and flirts with her co-worker. Meanwhile, her partner sits at his desk job looking at wedding […]

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Intersectionality in Gaming

I wanted to take a look at how intersectionality could apply to something that isn’t as widely critiqued as other forms of media, video games. The video mentions that there’s been a very recent increase in the realization of sexism in mainstream video games, however even with this progress being made there is little to […]

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Black Feminism is a Necessity | Crenshaw & Cohen

This video pertains to Kimberlé Crenshaw’s writings about the condition of black women and intersectional feminism and Cathy Cohen’s piece about queer politics. As mentioned in this video clip (and as we did in class), black women stand at a unique intersection in which they fall into two distinct subsets of minority: black and female. Thusly, […]

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