The Matrix can be viewed as a metaphor for the mass media matrix and more broadly the corporate matrix that spans the globe. Humanity has created a race of nonhumans that has now seized control. The mass media matrix is the power division of the corporate matrix. The Trinities often undermine the mass media matrix, taking its tools and twisting them around, using them against the matrix itself. Freaks can be seen as a metaphor for the matrix of privilege and oppression that includes the intersections of race, gender, class, disability status, and sexuality, among other forms of identity and inequality. The matrix of privilege and oppression creates what appears to be a rigid boundary between the normals and the freaks. The matrix of privilege and oppression makes many people feel like freaks within their own society and strangers within their own communities.