Welcome to Social Justice Wiki!
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SJWiki wishes to document, explain, and through this offer support to any activism that is part of the greater social justice movement, e.g., feminism, the LGBT movement, anti-fascism, the civil rights movement, the queer movement, no borders and migrant solidarity movements, the trans movement, the fat acceptance movement, the body positive movement, and so on. By the same token, we want to debunk, document, and provide commentary on reactionary movements, that work to corrode or derail advancements in social justice.
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|“||The out-and-out confrontational confidence of the totally ignorant is, in my experience, gendered. Men explain things to me, and other women, whether or not they know what they’re talking about.||”|
Feminism focuses on issues of women's and non-binary people's rights because they are the broad group that faces the most discrimination under patriarchy, and kyriarchy more generally. Classical feminist issues such as the gender wage gap and women's suffrage are still very much unsolved, even in the West.
Feminism promotes reassessing the value of that which is conventionally perceived as female and femme. For example, under the kyriarchal binary gender system women are associated with emotion (which is seen as a negative force to be tamed), while men are seen as logical and rational, by their very nature. In Western cultures, emotion is often dismissed out of hand, or held in disdain, and is largely ignored as a part of morality and ethics. Feminism questions both sides of this equation. It discusses how both assumptions are misplaced: Are women more emotionally driven by their very nature, or is it a social construct, and/or a self-fulfilling prophesy? If some people (regardless of gender) are indeed more emotional, or less able to control their emotions does that in any way impact on their status as human beings?