From Woke to Intersectional: How Words Obscure Ideology

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Woke is Whatever One Disagrees With Nowadays

Let’s start with the word ‘woke’, and its opposite, ‘anti woke’. There was once a time, a few years ago, when I used these terms quite a bit myself. Back then, ‘woke’, in its current form, had just entered our everyday vocabulary, and I saw that it was generally attached to views and movements inspired by critical theory. To me, therefore, ‘woke’ meant pro-criticalism, and ‘anti woke’ meant being against criticalism. The ‘woke’ were not old-school liberals, they instead subscribed to another ideology that aims to supplant liberalism. Hence old-school liberals were not ‘woke’, and this was a useful distinction. And I’m sure that many people did, and still do, use the terms roughly this way.

Intersectionality is More than Meets The Eye

Now, let’s talk about another way in which fancy labels and descriptions can obscure ideological thinking.

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TaraElla

Author & musician. Moral Libertarian. Disrupting the woke vs anti-woke echo chambers and making the West truly liberal again. https://www.taraella.com