Pete Buttigieg Admits To Experimenting With Intersectionality In College

SOUTH BEND, IN— Following the Buttigieg campaign’s announcement to pull out of the Democratic primary, more light is being shed on factors that would have contributed to Mayor Pete’s decision to suspend his candidacy. Most notably, the Indiana mayor’s experimentation with intersectionality in college has come to light. 

The candidate distanced himself from allegations about his history with intersectionality saying. “Yes, while I did try to view our economic and political structures through an intersectional lens. I did not internalize it. I found I did not like it and did not try it again.” 

Addressing a diverse crowd of management consultants from both Deloitte and McKinsey, Buttigieg clarified his position saying, “The truth is, intersectionality can be a dangerous gateway to other progressive ideas like healthcare as a human right, and those are not beliefs we tried to build our coalition upon.”

Chasten Buttigieg defended his husband on social media saying, “For god’s sake Pete came out in 2015 to overwhelming support from friends and family and married the first man he found on Hinge. I think I speak for every affluent white gay male when I say that our struggles are valid too.”

In uncovered photos, a college aged Pete can be seen in his dorm room engaging in intersectional interrogations of systems of oppression. One photo depicts a teenage Buttigieg gesticulating to fellow undergraduates while holding a copy of “Yearning: race, gender, and cultural politics” by bell hooks. Above his wall, in place of a Boondock Saints poster, is a life sized portrait of W.E.B. Du Bois.

Campus officials claim they were not aware all this intersectionality was happening at the time. Despite withdrawing from the race, the campaign said it was unable to release documents of all the progressive ideologies that the former Mayor of South Bend engaged with until Harvard releases Buttigieg from his Ivy League blood pact.

A spokesperson for the campaign issued the following statement “While in many parts of the country, intersectionality has been decriminalized and even legalized for recreational use, we believe the best way to make policy positions and build coalitions is from the perspective of at most one marginalized identity at a time.” 

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