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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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|“||[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.||”|
The central assertion behind the binary is that there are only two genders, male and female; and there are only two types of humans, men and women. Usually a corollary is added that gender can be diagnosed by external observation as opposed to self-concept.
This strict division of the human experience into two mutually exclusive gender-related domains is artificial and unsupported by scientific research. Despite this, people are assigned, by parents, doctors, and culture, a gender at birth. This is done, most often, based on the presence of a penis or a vagina. If a baby is intersex, this is almost always seen as pathological and surgery is performed to bring their reproductive organs closer to either end of the spectrum.