Discuss Gender and Feminism

One of the most popular notions of contemporary social-critical discourse is that of intersectionality. The term “intersectionality” was coined by Kimberle Crenshaw in her 1989 paper “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex.” Explain this notion and how it was anticipated (or developed before the term), in the work of Selma James; in Black Feminist texts such as “The Combahee River Collective Statement, and Audre Lorde’s “Age, Race, Class, and Sex;” and through the theme of anti-essentialism in feminist philosophy (Spelman, Harris, etc.). Be sure to lay out clearly what the anti-essentialist means by “essentialism.” Briefly discuss what you take to be some of the important differences between these various texts.Link for “The Combahee River Collective Statement\” : http://americanstudies.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Keyword%20Coalition_Readings.pdfLink for Kimberly Crenshaw: http://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1052&context=uclfnotes: You were not asked to summarize each of the texts. You were asked to discuss a specific framework/ intersectionality and the history behind it.