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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 first used by lawyer and political writer/activist, Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989. It refers to how categories such as race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, and other ascribed identities interact on multiple and simultaneous 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 counterpart effects of privilege, power, and control, do not act independently of one another. They are interrelated.

Skepticism is generally any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.

Philosophical skepticism is an overall approach that requires all information to be well supported by evidence, preferably using scientific methodology. I think a skeptical and rational approach is crucial to analysis towards effective social change.

I look forward to many discussions about how a scientific evidence based approach to social justice issues can create change.

We're 43 Intersectional Skeptics

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    3 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:00 PM

    Hang Out and Talk

    1 Intersectional Skeptics attending
 
Founded Mar 18, 2015
  • Intersectional Skeptics 43
  • Upcoming Meetups 6
  • Past Meetups 20

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Donna B.
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