What happened in Charlottesville makes it even more clear and more urgent that we embrace intersectionality. We cannot truly be advocates if we ignore essential elements of people’s identities, such as their race, religion, or sexual orientation. After all, if we want fight for equal pay, but entire groups of women are afraid to go to work because they may be harassed or hurt because of their race or religion, then our advocacy is meaningless. Intersectional feminism means speaking out against racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment. It means taking a stand against white supremacy and the resurgence of Nazis in this country. It means dedicating ourselves to including all women in our struggle for equality
As intersectional feminists, we stand with Black women. We stand with Jewish women. We stand with Muslim women. We stand with LGBTQ women. We stand with Latina women. We stand with poor women. We stand with women with disabilities. We stand with ALL women.