Thursday, March 31, 2016

Intersectional Feminism: What is it?

If you were confused, as I was yesterday, over the post exposing "cultural appropriation", this video explains the situation at colleges and universities, beautifully.


I know it's a little long, but it will be worth it.

11 comments:

edutcher said...

IOW, it's not enough to be black and female and have arithmetic oppression (race + sex, or even race * sex (for generational oppression)), we can have exponential oppression (race to the sexth power), because being black is an extra layer of oppression beyond Oriental or american Indian oppression because slavery.

Do I really need the /sarc tag?

Methadras said...

Ed, is this common core SJW math?

edutcher said...

You guessed!

This will allow them to calculate their level of grievance and white male heterosexual Christian atonement to 10 decimal places.

ricpic said...

Who be dese skollahs?

Chip Ahoy said...

The theory takes as given men are privileged over women, that whites are privileged over everyone else, etc.

I gave up on the video at the two arrows pointing down for black woman, rather early. Impatient earlier me rose up and forcefully intervened, myself of decades past demanded, "Stop." So I did and I thought again about Isaac. He is the oddest intersectional person I ever encountered, black, gay, deaf. I thought way back then at age twenty, "man oh man is that weirdly intersectional or what?" I am the only one in our group who understood Isaiah back then. His speech is the oddest singularly idiosyncratic mixture of unstructured lingo and slapdash jive that's barely penetrable. He is quite isolated even within his own community, deaf community, black community, gay community, if there are such, then he's isolated from them. He didn't fit anywhere while among the most pleasant and wide open persons I knew at the time, and that's still true. Earlier me, far earlier me is in no mood to be lectured on someone else's nonsense today. Remembering Isaac coming through earnestly engaged to my earlier self was better than finishing the video.

Sixty Grit said...

You know, if those divisions were made fine enough, if the granularity, as we used to say in engineering, were reduced to a small enough point, then each person could be viewed as an individual.

What a remarkable thing! Of course, that will never happen, but sometimes absurdo ad reductum is fun just for its own sake.

ndspinelli said...

Christine Hoff Somers[woman in this video] wrote a great book, The War Against Boys. I have gotten many parents of boys to read it when they have a boy entering grammar school. She was early to the fact that there is a concerted agenda in education to keep boys down and elevate girls. I saw it when I taught.

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BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Just watched the entire thing. Cannot add or improve upon anything Christine says.

Now all that "check your privilege" garbage makes sense. We knew it was a way to shut people up, but now we know why.

A few random thoughts...

I liked her phrase - "Mad scramble to a victim status" YES. College is a victim builder. This is why so many millennials cannot function (not all - many do, but many do not)


-----> (+) Insert Norm McDonald wisdom how focusing on all these petty differences is a waste of time...


-----> (-) Insert Cloward Piven

deborah said...

Great vid, Lem. The campuses have gone mad, and this lady is a breath of common sense.