Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Jurisprudence | Law | Law and Gender | Legal Education

Abstract

I am pleased to be a part of this symposium honoring Catharine MacKinnon's groundbreaking work as a feminist theorist, legal advocate, and global activist. This invitation not only presents the opportunity to examine the interface between dominance theory and intersectionality, but also the occasion to delve further into the vexed rhetorical politics surrounding feminism and antiracism.

By now the fact that there has been a contested relationship between antiracism and feminism is almost axiomatic.1 Yet as with most things that have become matters of common knowledge, there is a risk that generalizations can metastasize into hardened conclusions that obscure rather than illuminate important dynamics among people, theories, and movements.

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