Whammy count of discrimination refers to different types of oppression the same individual suffered in different social settings. The tuple is a finite ordered list of elements in Mathematics. This sequence is applied in sociology to understand the whammy count. Whammy faced by individuals is caused mainly by physical attributes, social status, birth status, economic status, religious factors, class, and caste. The central aspect of the whammy count is that the person must simultaneously suffer all counts of discrimination.
Single whammy discrimination
When a person faces a single count of discrimination, it can be called a single whammy. For example, a dark-skinned male in U.S. society may face this count of discrimination.
Double whammy discrimination
When a person faces two counts of discrimination simultaneously, it is called a double whammy. For example, a black woman in Pakistan will face discrimination for being born as a woman and being black simultaneously.
Triple whammy discrimination
When an individual faces three counts of discrimination simultaneously, it is referred to as triple whammy discrimination. For example, A Dalit woman in India may face discrimination for being dark-skinned, a woman, and belonging to a lower social caste in society.
Quadruple whammy discrimination
When an individual faces four counts of discrimination simultaneously, this situation is referred to as quadruple whammy discrimination. For example, a disabled Dalit woman faces a triple whammy along with disability-based bias.
Quintuple whammy discrimination
The five counts of discrimination suffered by the same individual simultaneously are quintuple whammy discrimination. For example, a disabled black LGBT poor woman in the United States faces discrimination on five counts. The five counts include color, ethnicity, economic status, disability, and being a woman in a male-dominated society.
The counts of whammy discrimination continue as hextuple, septuple, octuple, nonuple, and decuple. These terms can be applied according to the increase in the depth of discrimination.
Intersectionality vs. Whammy count of discrimination
Inequalities based on gender, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, class, and other types of discrimination “intersect” to produce particular dynamics and consequences, according to the idea of intersectionality.
Intersectionality treats dynamic revolving around the intersection of various social factors that causes discrimination against an individual. Whammy discrimination count segregates each count to dissect and study the elements individually. The sectional analysis of each count will provide sociological researchers an opportunity to provide micro-level solutions to social issues.