Critical theory is a funny thing. No matter how much one might study it, like the Marxism from which it is derived, if you do not embrace it, you clearly do not understand it. Critical theory is a Marxist idea developed in post-modernity in which absolutes, objectivity, and absolute truth are no long accepted. Critical theory purports to explain the world in terms of power and its proponents believe those with the least power have the most moral authority to speak. Power is, therefore, mapped through intersectionality — race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. The white male heterosexual Christian has the most power and therefore has the least moral authority to speak in society.