What’s Your Intersectionality Score?

Mine is 31. That means 73% if people are more privileged than I am. Bite on it, suckers!

See your score. But you gotta answer honestly and not like some white people who put themselves down as not fully white because they are contrite about being white. (The same goes for men, people born here, and people who live a very gender-conventional lifestyle yet bill themselves as something different because it’s in vogue.)

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23 thoughts on “What’s Your Intersectionality Score?”

  1. Well, my score is 12! All of my sliders are all the way to the left, except for the “younger-older” one, which is all the way to the right.

    So I’m apparently “more privileged than 72% of others!” (But hey, I already knew that.)

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  2. My score: 21. 56% of others are more privileged that I am.

    Notice that there’s nothing in the test about health, either physical or mental.

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  3. Marc Lamont Hill got fired from CNN and some people want him fired from his professorship too, for stuff he said about Israel/Palestine (among other things, that Palestine should extend “from the river to the sea.”) Don’t like what he said, but he shouldn’t be fired. This has been my consistent position when it comes to situations like this. But of course that’s the first reaction whenever anyone steps one toe out of line nowadays.

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  4. Your intersectionality score: 63
    91% of others are more privileged than you

    Whatever. I have questions about some of the sliders.

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    1. “I don’t see how I ended up with such a low score?”

      Because this test is nonsense, designed for entertainment and not analysis. Move each slider one at a time all the way left and then all the way right, and you’ll see a big (and totally arbitrary) difference in how much the score changes with some sliders compared to the others.

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    1. At least being a devout Jew or a Muslim ADDS points on this test (3 for Jews, 7 for Muslims). Being a devout Christian SUBTRACTS 4 points!

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    1. So what the hell do you expect, being left-landed?

      Haven’t you learned by now how much the world hates people who are different — but more physically and intellectually gifted — than 90% of its population?

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  5. My score is 29.
    71% of others are more privileged than me.

    Wonder whether the test knows I live in Israel , not America. One of questions was “Born in Israel
    .. Born elsewhere” choice.

    Also “not Jewish … Devout Jewish” was weird. I am an atheist but definitely belong to ethnic Jewish majority in Israel, which immediately puts me ahead of most not Jewish citizens. I chose “not Jewish” since the test supposedly asked about religion.

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  6. My score is 29.
    71% of others are more privileged than me.

    Wonder whether the test knows I live in Israel , not America. One of questions was “Born in Israel
    .. Born elsewhere” choice.

    Also “not Jewish … Devout Jewish” was weird. I am an atheist but definitely belong to ethnic Jewish majority in Israel, which immediately puts me ahead of most not Jewish citizens. I chose “not Jewish” since the test supposedly asked about religion.

    If I become “Devout Jewish”, the score changes to

    26 and only 67% are more privileged.

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  7. My score is between 30 and 35 (I keep fiddling with some of the sliders)
    It’s kind of ridiculous (for ‘kind of’ please read ‘unbelievably’)
    It reads your location and apparently being a foreign citizen in a second language environment makes me terribly oppressed…
    I totally get the sliders for subjective judgements like ‘rich – poor’ but I don’t understand them for discrete like ‘born in X’
    I kind of get it for religion, I put the sliders all the way left for muslim and jewish but moved it a little bit to the right for Christian (I’m not a believer but I’ve lived all my life, except for a vacation or three, in Christian environments and that has definitely had an effect)

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    1. I totally get the sliders for subjective judgements like ‘rich – poor’ but I don’t understand them for discrete like ‘born in X’
      Maybe some people were born at sea– or on a plane. I mean, were you in US territorial waters/airspace? Hard to say. :-p

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  8. Strange… I got 25 and “63% are more privileged than me”… Except I do not feel that way. I feel that perhaps 10% are more privileged than me… It must be giving ridiculously high weight to things like place of birth or English not being one’s first language.
    Anyway, I live in the place where the dominant language is my 6th…

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