Multiple Inequalities, Intersectionality and the European Union

  title={Multiple Inequalities, Intersectionality and the European Union},
  author={Mieke Verloo},
  journal={European Journal of Women's Studies},
  pages={211 - 228}
  • Mieke Verloo
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
The European Union (EU), a pioneer in gender equality policies, is moving from predominantly attending to gender inequality, towards policies that address multiple inequalities. This article argues that there are tendencies at EU level to assume an unquestioned similarity of inequalities, to fail to address the structural level and to fuel the political competition between inequalities. Based upon a comparison of specific sets of inequalities (class, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and… 

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