The Need for Intersectionality in Anti-Oppressive Movements

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The Need for Intersectionality in Anti-Oppressive Movements matters because if we are to dismantle multiple facets of oppression, we must do so with an intersectional lens whereby a group’s experience of oppression is not prioritized over another’s but equally dealt with through holistic solutions. Anti-oppressive efforts should involve intersectionality as overlaps between the faces of oppression exist and are interlinked with people of multiple identities.

Avoiding the Danger of a Single Story in Social Justice Work.

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A single story is a narrative that only focuses on or only “tells” one part of an individual or group’s experience. In the context of my CSL (Community Service Learning) placement, I realized how the social justice sector – an area that should be radically inclusive and progressive – can still be flooded with single stories and why it endangers the very communities we seek to protect.