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What is an intersectional feminist?

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

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Intersectional Feminism: What It Means and Why It Matters

Intersectional feminism offers a lens through which we can better understand one another and strive towards a more just future for all.


What is a just future for all? What is justice?

Our Constitution begins:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Plato’s Republic centers on a simple question: is it always better to be just than unjust? Socrates takes a long way around, sketching an account of a good city on the grounds that a good city would be just and that defining justice as a virtue of a city would help to define justice as a virtue of a human being. Socrates in Books Eight and Nine finally delivers three “proofs” that it is always better to be just than unjust. As this overview makes clear, the center of Plato’s Republic is a contribution to ethics: a discussion of what the virtue justice is and why a person should be just. Yet because Socrates links his discussion of personal justice to an account of justice in the city and makes claims about how good and bad cities are arranged, the Republic sustains reflections on political questions, as well.


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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do


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