Intersectionality and Interpersonal Violence
Guest: Kaylin Padovano
Kaylin Padovano joined Holding Space to discuss the concept of intersectionality and how it affects her work as a staff & faculty training coordinator for the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the Rutgers School of Social Work.
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Read the transcript for episode three, "Intersectionality and Interpersonal Violence."
During the conversation, there were questions inspired by Kaylin Padovano's comments that listeners can think about in relation to intersectionality and their work on campus.
- How do students who have been harmed know that you are a safe person they can go to for support?
- As a faculty or staff member, what have you done to prepare to be a resource or point resource when a student needs help?
"Intersectionality is a metaphor for understanding the ways that multiple forms of inequality or disadvantage sometimes compound themselves and they create obstacles that often are not understood within conventional ways of thinking about anti-racism, or feminism or whatever social justice advocacy structures we have." - Kimberlé Crenshaw
Interpersonal Violence is a term used to identify abuse that is directed at a specific person from a specific person(s). This includes, but is not limited to: sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. Interpersonal violence involves an imbalance of power with one person maintaining or attempting to maintain control of the other person and feeling entitled to behave the way they do. Often interpersonal violence is called "gender-based violence". This occurs as women (cis and trans) are disproportionately impacted by these types of violence. However, we also use the term "power-based violence" as gender doesn't always factor into the imbalance of power.
Founded in 2007 at the Rutgers School of Social Work, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children strives to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them.
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