Global feminism is the global application of feminist thought, displaying both unique and overlapping characteristics in its focus as it advocates for a positive and culturally relevant change in women's outcomes. The concept of intersectionality that emerged from Black Feminist thought and its emphasis on race, postcolonial feminism, and emerging postmodern and poststructuralist thought have been instrumental in forming the framework of global feminism. It is also thought of as part of the third wave of feminism.

Third wave feminism is composed of cultural, postcolonial, and postmodern feminism. The three major characteristics of third wave feminism apply to global feminism as well. These include the acceptance of multiple narratives in diverse locationalities versus the metanarrative of second wave feminism; the acceptance of social activism in sociopolitical ...

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