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Intersections of Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Our Everyday Lives

In short, this theory posits that “biological factors such as an organism’s individual genes (as opposed to social or environmental factors) completely determine how a system behaves or changes over time.” Such a theory completely ignores the influence of a person’s culture, racial, ethnic, or gender identity, and even the basic socialization that we all go through as children as we are taught by parents and grandparents, teachers, even by the cartoons we watch and the games we play. Also, there’s not a shred of scientific support for it.

As you’ve no doubt determined by now, feminism is deeply interested in the ways in which our behaviors and identites are socially constructed.

Now, one could argue that having a womb and the ability to have children would change the way you make decisions in your life, and feminists would argue that being born with a female body (or a male body, or a queer or disabled body) is absolutely part of our lived reality and therefore shapes our experience. But it’s equally impossible to ignore that the messages we receive about who should or shouldn’t have children, the value of mothering, and how and when we should choose to use our reproductive abilites (or what it means if we can’t reproduce) probably have a great, if not greater, impact on the decisions we make than the simple biological fact of having a womb.

FAQ

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What are examples of Feminism in black literature.

Black Feminism is sexism, racism, and homophobia.
to help African Americans women to be equal with men
If you want examples of Black Feminist literature I suggest the works of
Octavia Butler
see link.

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Why are Black men feminized?

You gonna get into trouble for this one! Read the willie lynch letters and the making of a slave. Then you will see why. They took the biggest strongest brother and tied him to 4 horses, set him on fire and let the horses tear him apart, all in front of the other slaves. Fear tactics. Then the woman was allowed more freedom and food ( and bed wit da massa) she in turn raised her daughters to be strong, while the male child was raised to be weak. Blah blah blah. Read the books on this. After all these years of fear on the part of the one that was to protect us, we did what we had to do t…

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