- the theory that the overlap of various social identities, as race, gender, sexuality, and class, contributes to the specific type of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual (often used attributively): Her paper uses a queer intersectionality approach.
- the oppression and discrimination resulting from the overlap of an individual’s various social identities: the intersectionality of oppression experienced by black women.
Origin of intersectionality
Also called intersectionality theory, intersectional theory.
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Examples from the Web for intersectionality
She also made marginalizing comments about transgender people and intersectionality as a whole.#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism Leaves the Disabled Behind
November 24, 2014
Countless users tweeted about prejudice, intersectionality, and police discrimination.Police Brutality's Hidden Victims: The Disabled
September 8, 2014