An umbrella term covering a range of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women
The understanding of how someone's overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability status — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination.
The belief that heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation or only norm, and states that sexual and marital relations are most (or only) fitting between people of opposite sexes.
The idea that some people in society are advantaged over others.
A derogatory term for a radical feminist.
A hierarchical-structured society in which men hold more power.
The belief that one gender is superior to another.
Hatred towards women.
Hatred towards men.
Involuntary belief that the sexist views presented to them are true causing divides between women.
A term to describe a cultural decision for sexual violence against women to be normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women's bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence.
A term that refers to someone whose anatomy or genetics at birth do not correspond to the typical expectations for either sex. Is distinct from transgender people, who are typically born with a biological sex that fits the norm for male or female and then grow up to identify with the opposite gender.
Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual and/or not cisgender.
A person whose gender identity aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth.
A person whose gender differs from the societal expectations of the sex they were assigned at birth.
Prejudice towards transgender people.
An attitude that views sexual expression and sexual pleasure, if it's healthy and consensual, as a good thing.
When the victim of a crime or harmful act is held fully or partially responsible for the crime itself.
Something that forces you to relive a trauma.
A statement that someone is about to experience challenging material that could potentially be disturbing (graphic, racially-insensitive, sexually explicit, etc.).
Not identifying with a single, fixed gender.
An umbrella term for people who don't identify as female/male or woman/man.
Women of Colour (WOC)
A term to unite women from marginalized communities of colour who have experienced oppression.
Gendered behaviors considered appropriate by a given society or group.
The culture of injustice; unjust exploitation, or domination of others.