Feminist Organizations and Intersectionality: Contesting Hegemonic Feminism

  • Benita Bunjun Benita Bunjun is an Interdisciplinary Studies PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia researching organizational culture, intersectionality and power relations. She also teaches in Women's and Gender Studies at UBC.

Abstract

This paper is a theoretical examination of the foundational ideologies of hegemonic feminism which continue to be contested by feminists engaging with intersectional frameworks and analyses both within the women's movement(s) and feminist organizations in North America. The paper additionally discusses the structures and processes of feminist collectives while drawing on the author's current research on Vancouver Status of Women. Résumé Cet article est un examen théorique des idéologies fondamentales du féminisme hégémonique qui continuent d'être contestées par les féministes qui sont engagées dans les structures intersectorielles et analyse les deux à l'intérieur de mouvement(s) de femmes et d'organismes féministes en Amérique du nord. De plus, l'article discute des structures et des processus des mouvements féministes collectifs en se basant sur la recherche courante de l'auteure sur la Condition féminine de Vancouver.
Published
2010-01-01