By Sarah Mayela Ramírez, Mount Holyoke College '17
Before I delve into my argument, I want to make one thing loud and clear: I
believe that the only form of true feminism is intersectional feminism, a
form of feminism first named by American scholar Kimberlé Williams
Crenshaw. I reject the mainstream feminist narrative that inherently ties
“progress” to capitalist goals. I believe that if someone truly believes in
gender equality, they will consider all experiences under the
highly-generalized “woman” label, including the experiences of women of
color, trans women, poor women, and people with vaginas. These experiences
are not the same but in many ways are vastly distinct in their lived
realities. Thus, any form of feminism that purposefully or non-purposefully
prioritizes one form of woman over the other is not feminism, but another
form of oppression.
Now, let us talk about Hillary Clinton's campaign.