On Intersectionality

Go over this comic by Miriam Dobson with your parents so they can explain some of the words you may get stuck on.

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Both privilege and oppression stack up – Bob would be oppressed if he was just a blue triangle, but he’s a stripey blue triangle, so he is oppressed even more!  His problems cannot be solved by the triangle group alone. He may even feel left out of the triangle group’s work because they ignore the oppression he faces from also being stripey.

Just like it’s important to recognize the privileges we have, it is important to recognize that our privileges and oppressions stack up. That’s what intersectionality is all about – recognizing everyone’s unique stack of privilege and oppression.

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