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‘Intersectionality’ is the new progressive buzzword: What does it mean, and why is it dangerous?


Liberal commentator and progressive advocate Sally Kohn has defended Sharia law in the past and recently been a strong supporter of Linda Sarsour, a co-chair of the Women’s March who is probably best known for calling for a “jihad” against the Trump administration.

Economics researcher Erielle Davidson of the Hoover Institution joined Monday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to talk about the contradictions of Kohn’s support for Sarsour. Kohn is gay, but somehow she rationalizes supporting Sarsour and Sharia law, even though many of the countries that kill people for being gay are living under Sharia law.

Davidson explained what the progressive buzzword “intersectionality” means, comparing it to a “really horrible all-inclusive vacation." When you support Black Lives Matter or another progressive cause, you are automatically signed up to everything else. LGBT advocacy, the pro-abortion movement, Palestine, and environmentalism have all been linked together for “intersectional” progressivism.

While Sharia can have many different variations when it comes to personal religious practice, Sharia as political policy means the oppression of women, gay people, and other vulnerable groups.

“[Intersectionality means] you defend things that are actively against your own interests,” Davidson said. “The left has done a wonderful job surrounding themselves with people who are willing to get behind this idea.”

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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