Tue Feb 21, 2012, 04:57 PM
EarlG (15,470 posts)
New DU Groups: Feminism & Diversity, Middle East, and Occupy Underground
Feminism & Diversity
Gender & Orientation > Feminism & Diversity
Looking for a Group that expands on traditional definitions of feminism? We are seeking people interested in intersectionality--the concept often used in critical theories to describe the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another. Intersectionality was developed as part of post-second wave feminist philosophy, including third wave feminism, in an effort to bring a wider and more inclusive focus to Feminism. We want to offer a safe haven that allows issues surrounding race, gender, orientation and class be the forefront of feminist discussion.
International] > Middle East
A group for discussions related to the Middle East and a meeting place for DU members who live there. (This group does not host discussions of the Israel/Palestine conflict.)
Activism > Occupy Underground
A place for Occupy participants and supporters to promote the values of Occupy Wall Street, share information, and advocate constructive interaction among members of the DU community. This is a General Assembly of supporters of the 99%. While dissent is allowed because there are many different groups that oppose rule by the 1%, anti-Occupy Wall Street rhetoric belongs in other forums.
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