[ in-ter-sek-shuh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn tərˌsɛk ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti /
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.
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Do You Know If Intersectionality Affects You?Our social identities intersect in ways that shape how we perceive the world, and how the world perceives us.
- intersecting arcade,
- intersectional feminism,
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|Elizabeth Heideman|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Countless users tweeted about prejudice, intersectionality, and police discrimination.