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FemmeFest and Intersectional Feminists continue the ‘fight for equality’ at Ohio State

FemmeFest began at Ohio State University last year in response to the invitation of R. Kelly to the local town’s Fashion Meets Music Festival.

Though the festival just “kind of happened” and R. Kelly’s invitation was eventually rescinded, it continues this year “to raise awareness of violence against women” and reduce the figure of one in three women who have “been abused at some point in her life.”

The group known as Intersectional Feminists is playing a role in FemmeFest this year … because of “the fight for equality.”

Co-President of the group, Sarah Mamo, says that “feminism” is “[i]n one word, equality … It’s always the feminine traits that are shamed. The feminine traits and that shame that comes with them transcends all walks of life.”

The Lantern reports:

Intersectional Feminists does more than just fight back against sexism. Aimed toward bringing awareness and change to things such as misogyny, racism, fat shaming, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia and more, the group is more than what its name suggests.

Founded earlier this spring, the group’s main goals range from basic education of feminism and intersectionality to giving students the resources and space to speak their minds.

“We’re trying to create a very safe environment for students to have discussion about topics about intersectional feminism,” Mamo said.

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Mamo and her Intersectional Feminists co-president Bailey Laverty, a third-year in animal sciences, will be heading a workshop titled “Concepts in Intersectional Feminism” on Sunday during FemmeFest at Kafé Kerouac.

“We hope to give knowledge to people of different levels of understanding to feminism,” Mamo said. “The intersectional part of Intersectional Feminists basically states that all forms of oppression interlock and affect people in different ways.”

With education being a top priority for both Intersectional Feminists and FemmeFest, Mamo stressed the importance of knowing who the enemy is.

“Knowing the things that wish to oppress you is a great way of finding different methods of ways to combat them,” she said.

“Oppression interlock,” eh? I do believe Ms. Mamo has coined the latest in injustice-speak.

At any rate, this is another example of not being able to successfully navigate the politically correct hierarchy. I wonder what (other) SJWs were pissed off by R. Kelly’s invitation being nixed? The singer, besides being a member of a minority group, has sought to redeem himself for his past legal and social troubles.

How dare anyone deny him that opportunity?

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