June 13, 2020
Axes of oppression
Axes of oppression can help us understand why things that on a superficial level might seem like a double standard may be necessary.
For example, it might make sense to have a ‘women in tech’ society but not a ‘men in tech’ society, due to their relative positions on an axis of oppression . Women have been historically disadvantaged and face systemic challenges - particularly in tech - that warrant special attention.
Related: Diversity quotas
Updated Jun, 14 2020