A dualism involves a binaristic thinking in which there are two or more conflicting forms of identity or being and states that an individual must meet the either/or requirement in which they belong to one of these social categories or the other(s). Anzaldúa argues that this form of thinking is problematic because individuals can often inhabit seemingly contradictory subject positions at the same time and that we need to think outside these categories constructed by this form of dualistic thinking (Anzaldúa).  [Satveer]