Disabled elderly women
Muslim disabled elderly women
Lesbian Muslim disabled elderly women
Black lesbian Muslim disabled elderly women
Poor black lesbian Muslim disabled elderly women
I stand to be corrected on the exact order of descent. But my point is that there are always links in the stitches of oppression, and that, ultimately, liberation is a seamless garment. Or as Martin Luther King put it: “Justice is indivisible.”
King himself joined the dots between the civil rights movement and the protests against the war in Vietnam – the racism, the militarism. And early in 1968, having joining the dots between oppression and class, he helped to organise the Poor People’s Campaign in the struggle for economic justice. (Remember why King was in Memphis when he was assassinated: he was supporting the city’s sanitation workers in their strike for better pay and conditions.) I have no doubts, were King alive today, that he would be continuing to join the dots on gender, sexuality, religion, and the powerless of all places.