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16 Intersectional Feminist Documentaries That Everyone Needs To See

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On its face, feminism isn't a hard concept to grasp. It's the belief that there should be equality among genders. There should be equal pay for equal work. Violence against marginalized people should be prosecuted to the same degree as violence that affects those with privilege. Everyone should have full bodily autonomy. Those and all other major tenets of feminism are pretty easy to parse out.

But where feminism often fails is in being intersectional. Intersectionality refers to the interconnectedness of different forms of social oppression based on gender, race, sexuality, and class. For example, trans women of color face vastly different battles than cisgendered white women. As feminists, it's important that we understand these intersections. Fortunately, there are tons of resources out there to help us do that, and in documentary form, they're super engaging. Here are 16 feminist documentaries you can stream that will help you figure it all out.

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