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Crenshaw's Intersectionality and Oppression of Colored Women

Crenshaw argues that it is often the intersectionality of "preexisting vulnerabilities [which come] to create yet another dimension of disempowerment" for women of colour (484). What are these "preexisting vulnerabilities" and how do they impact women who are experiencing domestic violence?

Maximum 500 words with reference note,like (Crenshaw 205)

See the following for reference: http://faculty.washington.edu/pembina/all_articles/Crenshaw.pdf

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect on the work of Crenshaw. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. Summary of Crenshaw's work - 100 words
2. Vulnerabilities (pre-existing) - 200 words
3. Impact of #2 - 200 words

It's best to make this concise, concentrating on the ideas presented by Crenshaw is best. You can also provide your own views by weaving them into the narrative. Just let me now via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

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Violence Against Women of Color: Opinion Review

- Author: Kimberle Crenshaw
- Title: "Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color"
- Details: from Stanford Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 6, July 1991, pp. 1241-1299.
- Online Link: http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mapping-margins.pdf

The article by Kimberle W. Crenshaw is seen as classic in the discourse of feminism, in particular on the subject of domestic violence in the case f women of color. In this particular article, Crenshaw discusses (Hensley, 2010) "the tendency within identity ...

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The solution provides information, assistance, and advice to tackle the task of exploring the work of Kimberle Crenshaw on the topic of women of color and domestic violence and the subject of intersectionality of oppressive systems. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline is also suggested.