“Afro-Brazilian Feminists and the Fight for Racial and Gender Inclusion” on Black Perspectives

In 1979, Afro-Brazilian feminist Leila Gonzalez wrote a critique of the National Encounter of Women that drew much-needed attention to the lack of intersectional analysis among white feminists in Brazil. Highlighting white feminists’ exclusionary practice, Gonzalez asserted that oppression incited by white women had fostered divisionswith black women who aligned themselves with the feminist movement. Read more on Black Perspectives.

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