What Is Intersectionality?
It’s used to refer to the complex and cumulative way that the effects of different forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, and yes, intersect—especially in the experiences of marginalized people or groups. If you are male, heterosexual, cisgendered, native born American, able-bodied and attractive…BUT….you are not white, then your oppression is that one area. If you are not white and not male, but all of the others, then where those two intersect is where the oppression is. And if you have 3 intersections of oppression…This is crazy making!
Put another way, intersectionality is the rejoining of the hydra. They’re taking all these disparate heads of the hydra and they’re rejoining them back into one ideology. And what is that one ideology? It’s COMMUNISM.