Intersectionality, just like post-truth, is one of those words that everybody should just know. Yet for some reason, the term is rarely known to anyone other than radical feminists, progressive activists or CRT scholars like myself. Without an understanding of intersectionality however, it’s very hard to understand modern progressivism, which to many laymen doesn’t seem to follow any kind of unified principle.
The definition of intersectionality is as follows:
“The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.”
It boggles my mind to think that a word with such a simple definition isn’t more commonly understood, but then again I’m a graduate in Critical Race Theory, so maybe this stuff is easier for me.
In short, intersectionality ties together many disparate areas of progressivism into a unified theory, explaining how seemingly unrelated victim groups all share a single oppressor – straight, white, Christian, able-bodied cis-males from the south. Intersectionality explains why Muslims, feminists, the LGBTQ+ community and Black Lives Matter are lumped together by progressives, even though it may seem that these groups don’t particularly get along. Intersectionality explains why Trump, the number one enemy of progressivism, is simultaneously racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, and every other ism in the dictionary, even though he has never had much to do with many of these victim groups. When you understand intersectionality, you understand that as an enemy of progress, he must be hateful of every victim group, because they are all related.
Intersectionality brings people together who previously might not have even liked each other, or may have even hated each other, and unifies them behind a single cause – eliminating the power and influence of white males. Each victim group is told that they are oppressed, and is given an explanation of how their lot in life can be traced squarely back to white males, who must bare full responsibility for their inadequacies, as well as numerous past wrongs dating back hundreds of years. This common hatred of white males allows disparate victim groups to bond, unionize and fight together against white supremacy, temporarily putting their differences aside while they conquer white countries. Because of intersectionality, Muslims overwhelmingly vote Democrat, even though many would consider their social views very conservative, and African Americans voice their support for pro-gay, pro-immigrant political candidates, even though the black community has a lot of conflict with both of these groups.
So thank Allah for intersectionality, because without it, we as a movement would be balkanized and wouldn’t have the numbers or common purpose to smash the white male patriarchy, once and for all.