TOTW: competing identities
Identity is a thing in today's world.
It is possible to imagine that identities (as abstractions, at least) don't have to compete with each other, but the default is that they do have to (that is, that some identities are the most down-trodden, or the most crucial to the status quo, and therefore that those identities should be respected more than others and/or that the people most closely resembling those identities get extra cred). Usually this is tacit, but some theories, like some radfeminism and afro-pessimism, are pretty explicit about the foundational role they claim for the oppression of women or black people respectively. And of course to the extent that people treat class as an identity, plenty of folks are all about that as the most foundational, relevant issue.
What is other subtext that exists around identities; what are other implicit (or not) assumptions about how the world works that are reflected in how people think and talk about identity? Is it possible or desirable to consider how identities and the people associated with them could work together, without trying to be the same? How do we spin these questions in more interesting directions?