A Feminist theory first highlighted by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. It is the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, sex and gender, and other dimensions of identity as they apply to a given individual or group, creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. Intersectionality recognizes the multiple ways in which people are often disadvantaged by multiple sources of oppression.


Adapted from YW Boston and Oxford Dictionary