Intersectional means participants are expected to be aware of privileges they hold as well as disadvantages, as privilege intersects and manifests in complex ways.
Example of how to be a good intersectional feminist:
- Avoid critiquing the ideas, words, lives and cultures of marginalised individuals from groups we don’t belong to – e.g. promote the words of Indian women if referencing Indian rape culture, black women if talking about Beyonce’s feminism, trans people if discussing trans issues, etc.
- Allow the voices of minority, oppressed and marginalised groups to be heard more strongly on their own issues than those of white, cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, neurotypical and male people. As such this is not a forum for “transcriticism” from cisgender feminists, for white critiques of black culture, or comments that infantilise or stigmatise sex workers, to give three examples.
— Anonymous (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)