Intersectionality is ‘a mode of thinking that intersects identities and systems of social oppression and domination’.


Intersectionality means that the use and abuse of power is often happening in a combination of classification. It is a “way of looking at the world that takes a principled stance that it is not enough merely to take [a identificatory classification such as] gender as the main analytical tool of a particular phenomenon, but that gender as an important social and symbolical axis of difference is simultaneously operative with other like race, class, sexuality, and religion”. (Wekker, 2016, p21).