According to Oxford dictionary, gatekeeping may be defined as “the activity of controlling, and usually limiting, general access to something”. Now, if we peruse the “Urban Dictionary” we’ll find it defined as “when someone takes it upon themselves to decide who does or does not have access or rights to a community or identity”.

I define gatekeeping as the unnecessary act of getting in the way. Getting in the way of progress. Getting in the way of equitably allocated resources. Getting in the way of peoples professional aspirations. …

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