If you haven't read David French's piece on intersectionality, you need to do so. It is becoming the new American religion. As Chesterton said, the danger of not believing in God is that one would believe in nothing. The danger is that one would then believe everything. That is happening. Secularism has its own priests, its own churches, its own morality, and even its own sacrificial offering system, see e.g. abortion.
Intersectionalism, in short, is the idea that everyone's life experience must be used to form both policy and enemies. So a white male is a member of the patriarchy and therefore bad. A lesbian, transgendered hermaphordictic black woman is pretty much a god. The experiences of the latter outweigh the experiences of the former and therefore "her truth" outweighs "his truth" no matter what the actual truth is.
This is playing out in a vast array of ways, but what I think is most notable is that the exceptions are becoming the rule and they are aided by inmates taking over the various asylums of thought. Let me deal with the latter first. There has been an ongoing effort by leftwing activists to take over the various medical groups in the United States. So leftwing activists have invaded the pediatric society and now the pediactric society believes transgenderism is real. The psychology society has been overrun and now believes a litany of mental illnesses are normal behavior. When the inmates run the asylum, the deviants are now normal and normal people are now deviant.
As a result, the exceptions now become the norms and rules. It is, for example, a basic and indisputable truth that a two parent, heterosexual, nuclear household tends to be the most stable environment for raising children. But thanks to intersectionality and post-modernism, the single parent gay household with the academically gifted child must be seen as the rule and the two parent, heterosexual nuclear household is the exception. Or better still, they will highlight a two parent, heterosexual, nuclear household that is abusive and use that one or handful of examples to discredit the whole.
We see this more and more in discussions about single parents, particularly moms. I get it a lot on radio. To point out that a two parent household is ideal is to insult the single mother. The exceptions take offense at the rule and lash out.
So the oppressive, abusive white heterosexual male is now the rule for white, heterosexual males. He represents that entire class of evil. But the white homosexual man who likes them young is not representative of the whole on that side. The whole class of priest who preyed on young men is an exception to the norm, etc.
We are required now to reverse exceptions, rules, and commonalities to fit the intersectionalism of America's secular religion. The smallest demographic must now be given the greatest power and the largest demographic must be shunned. Common patterns of behavior must be ignored if they reflect poorly on a class of people who rank high in intersectional politics and bad behaviors of a few must be spread across a class of people if that class ranks low.
Exceptions are now the rule and must be adhered to. The outcome of this will break down public policy and further divide up the country making it harder to govern. But more importantly, it will destructively turn in on itself as the pool of people determined to be valid more and more conflict. We are already seeing this happen among feminists divided between those who believe men who identify as women are equal and those who do not. Unfortunately, the destructiveness of this will have long passed before they destroy each other.