Women can be oppressors too

Rachel Saunders
4 min readNov 24, 2023
Photo by Liliana Drew: https://www.pexels.com/photo/housekeepers-changing-bedding-in-hotel-room-9462742/

One of Kimbele Crenshaw’s opening critiques of feminism was how feminists get wrapped up in one axis of identity, hence why she developed the idea of intersectional feminism for her work before the law. A central conceit that third and fourth wave feminists have built out from intersectional understanding is that women too are capable of oppressing other women. This is not a controversial idea, as any system of power where women hold power…

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