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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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Trigger warning (TW) is a way of allowing people to view, read, listen to, or otherwise experience something consensually. TWs can be seen as akin to age certificates on films or video games.

The purpose is two-fold: a trigger warning allows one to know the contents of what they are about to experience, in order for them to decide if they want to indeed experience it. Trigger warnings also allow one to prepare themselves, because they have to experience something. Both these cases largely overlap; one is being informed of what one is about to experience.

Furthermore, a warning allows one to take self-care measures or even adhere to the directions of a therapist, doctor, or other authority if applicable. While in some cases, gradual and controlled exposure to a source of trauma, anxiety, or fear may be prescribed or may feature in some therapy regimens, that exposure should not be in the control of an outside, untrained, or pseudomedical source. It is not cowardly or "sheltered" to require a trigger warning or need content filtered, and the presence of reasonable content warnings is not merely courtesy but a matter of health care importance.

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