Tuesday, February 12, 2013

when intersectionality is anti-intersectional: feminism and "nigger"

Something I failed to notice when some bourgie feminists were upset by the old slogan, "woman is the nigger of the world": They claim to be interested in the intersections of oppressions—a flawed notion that I'll write more about soon—but in this case, when people try to connect the oppression of women with the oppression of black folk, the social justice warriors reject the notion. In their literal-minded world, there are no metaphors, and nothing is connected.

Inspired by Tiger Beatdown › MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSHIT!. (The correct answer is #2.)

PS. This case may be the clearest example of the difference between intersectionality and interconnectedness. And it suggests that another of their concepts, "kyriarchy" is not, as I had thought, a synonym for "hierarchy". People who see hierarchy are seeing related forms of oppression, while people who see kyriarchy are only seeing "bad" forms of hierarchy—people who talk of kyriarchy love telling other people what to do.