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

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