Oscar’s boyfriend is abusing him, and reaching out for help hasn’t been easy. Sometimes we feel powerless as a result of our overlapping identities – as though it is impossible to change our circumstances. But the parts of his identity that make it difficult for Oscar to seek help actually make him a powerful ally in other contexts. Through an intersectional view of privilege and oppression we can all access power in ways we never knew were possible!
The intersectionality video asks us to think about all kinds of issues – which makes sense! Learn more about intersectionality here, and check out Breakthrough’s other resources on thinking beyond bystander intervention, why everyone needs to be involved in the fight to end gender-based violence, and how you can challenge common practices of GBV on campus.