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- n. Plural form of victimhood.
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The Democrats have devolved into a coalition of special interest groups, united only their individual and collective victimhoods and a burning ambition for the wallets of others, said wallets to be accessed by coercion.
In the culture of competing victimhoods, religious exceptionalists and their secular, relativising opponents, mutually loathing though they may be, both have much to gain by claiming their share of "rights".
I must go back and look again at what she actually said, then, because it sounds like I misread it - what I took away was something about masculinity being treated as a universal positive and femininity a negative, and the twenty-first century politeness about race not being matched by a politeness about gender - and a need to unpick racism AND sexism (and ageism, classism, disability issues ...) together rather than as competing victimhoods.
They can only think - if that’s not too strong an expression – and confront this problem which certainly is too strong an expression in terms of a clash of competing victimhoods.