What we're about
We are a group of intersectional skeptics who think critically about social justice issues.
Intersectionality - can be described as the study of intersections between forms or systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination and the counterpoint systems of power and privilege. The term was coined by lawyer and political writer/activist, Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989. It refers to how ascribed identities such as race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, and others simultaneously overlap and interact on multiple levels contributing to systemic injustice and social inequality. Classical conceptualizations of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other belief-based bigotry, and the corollary effects of privilege, power, and control, do not operate independently of one another.
Skepticism is generally a questioning attitude towards knowledge claims, facts, and opinions/beliefs. It challenges us to be aware of our tendency as humans towards fallacious thinking and to attempt to use rigourous investigation and scientific research standards, and rational thinking to verify our claims.