You will watch a series of Ted Talks that will help you think more about intersectional oppression. Who is seen as different and less than? In each of these stories, you will not only trace the impact of the isms/phobias/biases but will also search for what is missing. For example, is the video addressing misogyny and sexism but failing to address class or race simultaneously?

After you watch the video or read the article, fill in this script.  Just because the lines are small does not mean you should limit yourself to one word.  Refer to the reading for week 2 for a list of isms, phobias, etc.

In this video/article, the key “isms,” phobias, and biases that the speaker/author discusses are ____________. These isms result in consequences such as __________________. The speaker discusses the intersection of __________ and __________[Or, the speaker should also discuss the intersection of _________ and ____________]. The main institutions and social practices and discourses that perpetuate the “isms” and consequences discussed in this video are _______________.

If you need help, check the list of isms, consequences, and institutions/structures described earlier.

Note: Please follow the links to find access to both the videos and reproduction of the transcripts. All Ted Talks are also closed captioning-enabled.

Crenshaw, Kimberle​. 2016. ​“​The Urgency of Intersectionality.​” ​Uploaded in December, 2016. Ted Talks video, 18:49 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akOe5-UsQ2o.