In a comical YouTube clip, writer and comedian Akilah Hughes enlists the help of a beloved Italian dish to get viewers to understand the sometimes maligned and often overlooked concept of intersectionality.

Explaining that women live in a world of burgers (i.e., men), Hughes uses cheese pizza and deluxe pizza to stand in for white women and women of color as she makes an important, simple point: “As great as it is to uplift cheese pizza, the world could use a lot more flavor.”

In other words, feminism needs to be inclusive if it’s to have a significant impact. Now wouldn’t it be great if everyone used pizza to explain complex concepts?

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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