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Welcome to ontd_kyriarchy!

What is kyriarchy?

Kyriarchy is a term that describes intersecting structures of oppression. The word is derived from the Greek words for "lord" or "master" (kyrios) and "to rule or dominate" (archein), and defines a system of "ruling and oppression" in which many people may interact and act as oppressor or oppressed.

In short, we're talking about intersectionality here. Most spaces tend to focus on one particular oppression, i.e. gender OR race, while here we talk about privilege, power and dominion from multiple angles.


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