Is Merriam-Webster adding "Intersectionality" to its dictionary?

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| February 24 2016,

05:08 am


Bootylicious made it's way into the Oxford dictionary, Fleek made it's way to Dictionary.com, and now Intersectionality may be on its way into the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The term coined in 1989 by Kimberlé Crenshaw was used to culminate and understand the effects of all forms of oppression (racism, sexism, classism) on an individual, specifically black women
Intersectionality—the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap, or intersect'

Let this be a lesson: you make the language, the language doesn't make you.

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