Note – This is dealing with location in place as opposed to time which is a different, but related post because of course time and place intersect with each other.
I think one largely unexamined part of the intersectionality is where a person is located. There are things that can be done/said in a large cities like Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, etc. that is not considered acceptable behavior in smaller towns.
Of course it’s not as simple as all that. There are also things that can be done in other countries that can’t be done here and vice versa, I’m simply focusing on America because that’s where my experience lies.
Even within the larger cities mentioned above there are other considerations. I live in San Francisco which is largely considered one of the most liberal cities in the U.S. yet there are areas where I as a man of color do not go at certain times because I know that I will either be pulled over by police or harassed by members of the community because of my perceived threat level. These places I feel unsafe are often the richest neighborhoods in the city which are often considered by the more mainstream as the “safest” places in the city.
Intersectionality is not just the intersecting identities within ourselves but how we interact with others identities and how our identities are shaped by things around us including our locations and subsequent societal expectations of that location. We are swayable by our location in more intricate ways than people think.