Here are the notes for episode #54 of Naked Humanity.

A listener writes in and asks me to unpack intersectionality (which is basically the idea that categories of marginalisation on the basis of things such as gender, race, and ability can intersect to create unique situations). I start at the bottom, telling you all about the origins of the term and its legal implications. Then I explore what it means now, which involves explaining how people in different groups (generally, progressives and conservatives) relate to the idea. I elevate what I think are benefits and risks of talking about intersectionality. This is a very contentious topic, so I am extremely careful. I do everything I can to be objective and show without judgment why people at various places on the political spectrum feel and think the way they do.

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