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SJWs Can Now Compare Their Oppression with Others: The Intersectionality Calculator

Screen grab of actual intersectionality calculator.

Editor’s Note: This is not satire. Let the Social Justice Warrior infighting begin…Is someone more oppressed than you? Includes tips on how to increase your score of oppression so you remain at the top of the heap of the oppressors.

You may have heard of intersectionality – “the theory that the overlap of various social identities, define your level of systemic oppression” – but don’t know how to compare your oppression with others. Now, you can!

What is an Intersectionality Score?
It’s an easy and effective way to measure the systematic oppression and discrimination faced by an individual due to their multiple identity factors. Having a high Intersectionality Score means being faced with more challenges to get ahead than someone who has a lower score.

How are the scores calculated?
We carefully consider the factors that make up various forms of social pressure and oppression. Then, using multivariable analysis, we are able to calculate the contribution that each factor has on an individual relative to their demographic size.

How can I improve my score?
Unfortunately, you are born with most of your intersectional factors. However, you can make some improvement to your score by getting more involved with Islam or Judaism, donate all excess wealth to charity, or explore the wild side of your sexuality. The easiest way to improve your score, however, is to champion the intersectionality of your more-marginalized friends. You may award yourself up to 5 points depending on the level of your activism.

How can they be used?
The scores has many practical uses. Primarily, it can be used to help those who are historically marginalized. In an office setting, you can easily identify those who may have unique, and most often overlooked or disregarded perspectives. Some people even advocate giving more opportunties and promotions to people with high intersectionality scores so that they become more represented in positions of power.  We suggest every group meeting to begin with everyone sharing their intersectionality scores.

Calculate your intersectionality score here.