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Intersectionality or Intersectional Feminism refers to the multiple oppressions derived from the system that an individual may suffer in order to explain how this generates different experiences. According to the academic Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, who coined the term, intersectionality is "the phenomenon whereby each individual experiences oppression or privilege on the basis of their membership in multiple social categories". This theory is of radical importance to the feminist movement as it emerged to expose how white bourgeois feminism was ignoring or even promoting multiple violences. In this sense, it speaks of the different oppressions that individuals suffer according to their gender, race, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, geographic origin, etc.