Intersectionality means that you can be a person with privilege and a person who is oppressed all at the same time. It means sometimes it’s your issue and sometimes it’s not. This can be difficult to grasp.
I see conversations like this all the time:
Person from Marginalized Group A: Thank you for joining this conversation about the struggle of Group A in society. It’s tough. I appreciate that we can talk in this space. Here are some things to know about Group A’s experiences . . . Here are some personal stories . . .Here is some more information about Group A . . . This is all vitally importan—
Person from Marginalized Group B: Yeah, but what about Group B? We’re oppressed, too.
A Person: Oh, yes, absolutely, it’s just that right now in this space—
B Person: Everything you said also applies to Group B. It’s so important…
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