Feminism though is about equality and this is where intersectional comes in.
A good definition I liked is:
“A feminist movement is characterised by its challenge to patriarchy. It uses a gendered power analysis and contests political, social and other arrangements of domination based on gender.”
It’s *also* possible to have a Women’s Rights advocacy that is *not* feminism. They exist. Perhaps that is what you are looking for.
You have to go far back in time to remove intersectionality. It’s been part and parcel of feminism since about the late 1980s.
You’d have to go back to a far off era.
I had a short stay at college (unfortunately too short – ran out of $$- it was fun) in 1990-1991 and I learned about intersection and feminism being joined as one.
Think about it: If you’re fighting for equality from where you are and you’re standing next to someone who is burdened with even MORE, you have to help them up AS WELL as yourself as they also help you.
It’s almost like a duty of care. If you start segmenting off groups to say “I know you have equality issues that intersect with ours, but honestly, our plate is full with what we have”, you’ve just as well have shut the door on equality with that group, making them lesser beings.