The always insightful and elegant Elizabeth Corey in First Things.
Individuality is secondary to group identity.
Soon the church-like atmosphere evolved into a political rally.
Intersectional scholars are, by definition, unhappy with their situations in life.
Gender, sexuality, family, hierarchy, capitalism, and, most of all, the university and its “pretense” to objective knowledge must be destroyed and reconstituted. Scholarship is secondary. Activism is what matters most.
Intersectionality is, then, a quasi-religious gnostic movement, which appeals to people for precisely the reasons that all religions do: It gives an account of our brokenness, an explanation of the reasons for pain, a saving story accompanied by strong ethical imperatives, and hope for the future. In short, it gives life meaning.