Add this one to your lexicon – intersectionality

The disease is already here.  It just has a name now.  And the name is intersectionality.

According to Wikipedia, intersectionality is:

is an analytic framework which attempts to identify how interlocking systems of power impact those who are most marginalized in society. Intersectionality considers that various forms of social stratification, such as classracesexual orientation, age, disability and gender, do not exist separately from each other but are interwoven together. While the theory began as an exploration of the oppression of women of color within society, today the analysis is potentially applied to all social categories (including social identities usually seen as dominant when considered independently).

But that’s not the end of it.   As noted above, intersectionality is a derivative of gender theory but it was further advanced as a new dimension to Marxist economic theory.

The Intersectionality of gender inequality and racial discrimination may be interpreted as the relation between these two institutions and how they are influenced by one another. That is to say that discrimination experienced because of gender, for example gender discrimination against women, can be directly related, encouraged, and shaped by someone’s race or ethnicity as well. 

What does all this mean?   It means that discrimination is a function of power, gender and race.  Thus for example, if a person or group are considered to have power (usually the usual suspects of anglo white men), there cannot be, ab initio, any discrimination.

Lesson for Mark Latham and David Leyonhjelm when considering the work of the Human Rights Commission; anglo white men cannot be subjected to race discrimination because they are deemed to come from a powerful class.  It also means that heterosexual men cannot be subject to gender discrimination because they too are deemed to come from a powerful class.

Welcome to the new age.  Watch this virus spread.

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14 Responses to Add this one to your lexicon – intersectionality

  1. a happy little debunker

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”

    Well, that didn’t work out as once imagined.

  2. Entropy

    Intersectionality. The process by which a community is carved up and atomised into more easily manipulated minorities by political operators.

  3. Leo G

    Intersectionality considers that various forms of social stratification … do not exist separately from each other but are interwoven together.

    Intersectionality doesn’t understand demographic stratification.

  4. RobK

    Intersectionality….but ,but, when the powerful are stripped of their social license they become the marginalized.
    It’s all very confused.

  5. thefrolickingmole

    Its quite plainly a way for the most severely over-educated and privileged people in the world to claim victim status for themselves.

    Having to pretend you liked proles was so…1984…

    Amazingly enough its also capable of taking a group which in more successful (on average) than the pale stale male and claiming they are still victims of an unjust society. (eg: the Korean New York Times harridan)

    Its like alchemy except it turns crap into even more crap.

  6. IainC of The Ponds

    “Intersectionality” will one day join other outdated fascist nomenclature like “class consciousness”, “liberation movment”, “dialectic materialism” and so forth, but not before it has wreaked incalculable harm and social damage. The left don’t just have hate speech, they have hate policy as well.

  7. Warty

    “Aha”, I might say, but Adam Giles is of aboriginal decent (albeit we are supposed to call aboriginals something else, which deliberately escapes my attention) and the poor bugger has been sacked from Sky for interviewing Blair Cottrell (an big Anglo Saxon, white of course, male).
    Now, Adam can’t be discriminated against because he showed such a lack of discrimination as to interview an alleged Nazi. Anglo Saxon white male are by definition all Nazis and rapists and misogynists.
    My point: Adam Giles cannot appeal to Tim soup sammy san. Theory disintegrates in a cloud of cow farts.

  8. Warty

    “Aha”, I might say, but Adam Giles is of aboriginal decent (albeit we are supposed to call aboriginals something else, which deliberately escapes my attention) and the poor bugger has been sacked from Sky for interviewing Blair Cottrell (an big Anglo Saxon, white of course, male).
    Now, Adam can’t be discriminated against because he showed such a lack of discrimination as to interview an alleged Nazi. Anglo Saxon white male are by definition all Nazis and rapists and misogynists.
    My point: Adam Giles cannot appeal to Tim soup sammy san. Theory disintegrates in a cloud of cow methane (original equivalent for ‘methane’ was blocked).

  9. Now you all know why professor Jordan B Peterson is so hated by the left and wymynses harpies.
    He has been skewering this canard successfully for a couple of years now. They’ve tried to destroy him but can’t seem to touch him.

    Intersectionality is used by lesbo fat ugly women professors who use it to create new and useless courses in tax payer funded universities.
    Gender and women’s studies are not enough of an offering any more so they’ve come up with this bullshit to expand the “lets train young activists” courses.

    Don’t be too worried though because bricks and mortar universities are going the way of the ox driven plough.

  10. Bushkid

    The left don’t just have hate speech, they have hate policy as well.

    Actually, the left just have hate.

    They have nothing else.

  11. Habib

    What say the intersectional stand in the middle of an intersection, used at high volume by B-doubles.

  12. Habib

    & this eternal, strident whining is more boring than test cricket. Or ABC24. I doubt the sullied ranks of the perpetually outrage will ever STFU.

  13. Mr Black

    Marxism should be punishable by death. That is all.

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