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    Kyriarchy is an interlocking set of cultural, economic, and legal rules and systems that work to keep multiple groups oppressed for the benefit of a ruling group or class.
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    "[O]ne in four young people—175 million adolescents—is unable to read a single sentence. Based on current trends, [...] it will take until 2072 for the poorest young women in developing countries to learn to read." —UNESCO
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    Ally is an umbrella term used by some to refer to people who (claim to) support oppressed and marginalised groups.
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    Scientism is a pejorative umbrella term for related philosophical positions which claim the only truth is that which can be reached via the scientific method, that philosophy has no role within science, and that science does not require moral or ethical guidelines.
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    Levels of analysis refers to a way of analysing or designing a complex system, like privilege or society more broadly.
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    Cultural appropriation is the process by which a member of a dominant culture takes or uses aspects of another, often colonised, culture without that culture's permission and/or without any understanding of the deeper cultural meanings behind the appropriated item.
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    Neurosexism is the sexist assumption that gender differences perceived in character and behaviour are caused by biological differences in brains.
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    They/them/their is a third person singular (themself) and plural (themselves) pronoun. Some non-binary individuals request others use this set of pronouns when they refer to them in third person singular.

SJWiki is a website centred around intersectional social justice.

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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Misogyny. I mock it.

—David Futrelle

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A Feminist symbol: a raised first inside a venus symbol (♀).

Feminism is the philosophical, political, and ethical position that people should not be discriminated against because of their gender.

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[1] and women's suffrage[2][3] 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?

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