So what is Chicana Feminism?
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"Chicana Feminism is a complex concept and practice that incorporates a wide variety of ideas and theories and cannot be easily defined. However, [my] particular concept of Chicana Feminism incorporates intersectionality; the act of claiming your gender and race/ethnicity/culture simultaneously, without placing one identity over the other. Identifying as a Chicana means more than just identifying with Mexican culture, it is also a political stance that involves a political and social awareness of existing inequalities. Similar to second wave feminism in the U.S., “Chicana Feminism” seeks to achieve social, political, and economic equality among the sexes, as well as incorporating a political stance and direct opposition to the evils of patriarchy. Furthermore, Chicana Feminism analyzes and recognizes numerous other forms of dis-empowerment and oppression such as racism, homophobia, and class inequality, in hopes of giving a voice to the silenced. Chicana Feminists seek liberation and emancipation from both sexism and racism."
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