What's Your Intersectionality Score? Take the Quiz and Find Out
By now I'm sure most of our readers have been confronted by the idea of intersectionality — the leftist view that there is a hierarchy of victimhood in the world. Individuals who fit into various minority categories are found to be more credible than those who, by nature of birth, are in the majority — and bonus points are awarded if you fit into more than one category.
Perhaps you've been wondering how you rate on the grievance scale and how much your "privilege" affects your ability to
further the cause of progressivism interact with people who are not like you. I have good news for you: Help has arrived in the form of a handy-dandy calculator from IntersectionalityScore.com.
According to the website, intersectionality is the "theory that the overlap of various social identities, such as race, gender, and sexuality, contributes to the systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual." The calculator is used to identify factors that contribute to your intersectionality so that you can use the information "when you're dealing with others to know who's more marginalized." Having a high intersectionality score, the website explains, "means being faced with more challenges to get ahead than someone who has a lower score."
Unfortunately, the site does not provide contact information (it was sent to me by an anonymous PJM reader), so I was not able to determine who's behind this quiz or ascertain any details about their methodology. The domain was registered at GoDaddy.com on November 26 by an unnamed user or group out of Scottsdale, Arizona. It's quite possible that this is a parody site — the descriptions are so over that top that it's hard to imagine it being real. But then again, the whole idea of intersectionality is utter nonsense, so it's not a stretch to think that people really do put stock in these utterly nonsensical numbers.
I was curious enough to take the calculator out for a spin, even though I knew I probably wouldn't fare well on the quiz. It didn't disappoint. My intersectionality score was 20, which means that 54 percent of others are more privileged than me:
The site explains that the sliders are useful because "people fit along a spectrum of identities." For example, they say, "you might be slightly bisexual, somewhat poor, Jewish but rarely wear a yarmulke, and native born but travel frequently abroad. By having the option to be 'somewhere in the middle,' this gives a more accurate assessment of your intersectionality score."
Being female appears to have given me a bit of a boost in my score, although I think I lost points for my hardcore cisgender-y ways. There was also a 9-point penalty for identifying as a devout Christian.