‘Identity, politics, and the pandemic: Why is COVID-19 a disaster for feminism(s)?’

Drs. Suze G. Berkhout & Lisa Richardson

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020 



COVID-19 has been called “a disaster for feminism” (Lewis in The coronavirus is a disaster for feminism, 2020) for numerous reasons. In this short piece, we make sense of this claim, drawing on intersectional feminism(s) to understand why an analysis that considers gender alone is inadequate to address both the risks and consequences of COVID-19.


Intersectionality · Feminism · COVID-19 pandemic