Utilizing Theories Of Intersectionality To Create Inclusive Laws Through The Violence Against Women Act Of 1994 And 2013
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractThis paper utilizes theories of intersectionality and feminist theory to examine ways to make laws more inclusive to every woman, not just the most privileged. It utilizes the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and 2013 to create a narrow discussion on the ways in which violence is protected for some women but not others. Without a critical analysis, women are easily left behind due to their location and multifaced identities. Through the comparison of the acts, and Crenshaw’s theories of intersectionality, conclusions are drawn on ways to create language that is more inclusive.