Do Not Despair: The Impossibility of Perfect Representation


“I do not think that this impossibility of perfect representation is a reason for seeing intersectional categorizations as inherently problematic. This is the way language works, and we need not despair because we cannot get the full picture in one particular statement or study, as long as we are clear about our partiality and imperfection.”

Lena Gunnarsson, ‘Why we keep separating the ‘inseparable’: Dialecticizing intersectionality’