The Intersectionality Wars
SIMPLISTIC CLICHES/VICTIM POLITICS
"Intersectionality"as the umbrella over a rain of words
that end up as"hashtag clutter"when used selectively
whether to criticize the limits of comedy or veganism.
Inequality is real.Identity politics is as limiting as political elites.
Identity Empowerment might apply to progressive equalizing policies..
but we are more than victims,even when compounded in disadvantage..
Attempts to level the playing field are admirable-but..who pays?
One sixteenth Native American blood group allows special status.
Native American Churches can dispense peyote to those deemed indigenous.
Casinos are set up to empower economically special (selective)tribes
This is analogous to the idea of "intersectionality"
Just substitute women of color,those disabled ,all oppressed folk
and you have a list of grievances needing immediate addressing.
Self-help groups?Pressure groups?Clans?Factions?Religions?
There are no limits to such advocacies..Do we even need the term"intersectionality?"