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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 wiki and community centred around intersectional social justice and related issues.

We wish to document, explain, and support 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 otherwise damage, advancements in social justice.

We are also an online community. We have a forum and a chat room. We see the wiki itself as a part of our community and we see writing articles together as a social (and hopefully fun) process.

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[Silencing is to] dismiss or disable the voices of dissent against the privilege induced majority speak. They can include trolling someone, threatening someone, making offensive jokes, using slurs, acting violent or intimidating, demanding or even criticizing anger from a marginalized person, demanding that a marginalized person change their methods for addressing privilege and a host of other things that are design to control the means of communication and discourse.

—Kinsey Hope[1]

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Protest in solidarity with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 in Melbourne.

Social justice is a philosophical,[2] political,[3][4] social,[5][6] and legal[7] movement in support of the rights of those who are marginalised, chiefly by poverty, but also (and increasingly) those who lack social privilege at any intersection.[8]

Historically, it is a concept that has existed since ancient times. One of the earliest influential western writings on social justice was penned by Aristotle in Nicomachean Ethics volume V. This work discussed distributive justice.[9] The term "social justice" itself was coined in the 1840s by a Jesuit priest named Luigi Taparelli.[10] Partly due to its historical roots, the meaning of the phrase has been contentious.[2] However in modern times, the consensus is that social justice has a secular[2][3][4][6][7] definition.

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