Gawker is Literally Hosting the Oppression Olympics | Critical-Theory.com

Who’s more oppressed, south Asians or black people? Trans-women or trans-men? Gawker is here to find out! All good branches of thought have their ad absurdum moment where, following an otherwise sound logic, thinkers are brought to obscene conclusions that legitimate straw arguments against the field as a whole. For instance, Marxists claiming that not being sexist is a distraction from the revolution, or shitty 2nd wave feminists who claim that trans-women are part of a larger misogynist plot to invade women-only spaces. And of course, the whole host of Tumblr academics who are trying to play the oppression olympics. The oppression olympics takes a wide array of awesome scholarship about the oppression of non-white, non-heterosexual, non-male, differently abled (and usually poor) folks and takes sides. For example, rather than just admit that oppressions usually piggy-back off each other intersectionally, they insist that one oppression is the foundation for all other oppressions. But

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