Monday, April 25, 2016

"Intersectionality" Comes to This Year's ISNA Canada Convention

"Intersectionality," which is all the rage on university campuses these days, refers to any number of VERY IMPORTANT VICTIM GROUPS whose grievences/grudges/gripes "intersect," a coming together that amounts to a immense perfect storm of victimhood.

So, for example, gays and feminists may find that their gripes about "Zionists" "intersect" with the Muslims' (even though, in a sane world, gays and feminists would manifest a grudge not against the Middle East's sole democratic entity, but against Muslim nations where oppression of gays and chicks is an everyday occurrence).

Here's some "intersectionality" outside the hothouse environment of academe, "intersectionality" in the larger world: a young Aboriginal woman with the awesome albeit vaguely Dickensian name of Gabrielle Scrimshaw will be speaking that this year's ISNA Canada confab:
Gabrielle Scrimshaw
Named “One of 3 Young Aboriginal Canadians to Watch” by the Huffington Post, Gabrielle was born in Northern Canada and is a proud member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation. Over the past eight years, she has studied international business and policy in Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. In addition Gabrielle became the youngest Associate accepted into one of Canada’s most competitive post-graduate finance programs. In 2013, Gabrielle was honoured as Indspire‘s First Nations Youth Recipient, considered the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon their own achievers. Most recently Gabrielle co-founded a national not-for-profit for Aboriginal Professionals and was accepted into the MBA programs at Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is also a regular contributor for some of Canada’s largest national media outlets, and has been profiled by Forbes, CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, and the Huffington Post, among others.
Most impressive. Considering her credentials, though, she should have been smart enough to issue a very polite "NO" when ISNA, a Muslim Brotherhood creation, came a-calling.

But I guess the beauty of "intersectionality" is that it can cover a multitude of sins.

Update: LGBT Activist Among Victims Hacked to Death in Bangladesh--lots of "intersectionality"--the really bad kind--on view in that. (Can't wait for an LGBT activist to be invited to speak at an ISNA get together.)

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