Mapping the margins: intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color

  title={Mapping the margins: intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color},
  author={Kimberl{\'e} Williams Crenshaw},
  journal={Stanford Law Review},
  • K. Crenshaw
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Stanford Law Review
Over the last two decades, women have organized against the almost routine violence that shapes their lives. Drawing from the strength of shared experience, women have recognized that the political demands of millions speak more powerfully than the pleas of a few isolated voices. This politicization in turn has transformed the way we understand violence against women. For example, battering and rape, once seen as private (family matters) and aberrational (errant sexual aggression), are now… 

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