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Is intersectionality the new caste system? Show more Show less
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The concept of intersectionality is viewed by some as a liberating principle that allows their voice to be heard, whilst for others it creates divisions and hierarchies of victimhood. Is intersectionality the new caste system?

No, intersectionality is not the new caste system Show more Show less

Intersectionality is not the new caste system because it is liberating and breaks down societal divisions and hierarchies. It gives oppressed groups of the population a voice by increasing the understanding of society as a whole.
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Intersectionality is liberating and gives oppressed groups a voice

Intersectionality is not the new caste system because it is liberating and gives oppressed groups a voice. It gives people the chance to frame their individual circumstances of discrimination in society.

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Intersectionality is an approach to understanding how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities overlap & interconnect to influence each other across constructed systems of power and oppression.

The Argument

Intersectionality gives people the chance to frame their individual circumstances of oppression, therefore providing them with a way to fight for inclusion and acknowledgement.

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Intersectionality alone is not sufficient to allow all voices of the oppressed to be heard. Words cannot change the way that those in power understand the struggles of the discriminated groups of the population.

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