Glossary

An informal glossary of some of the terms we encounter. Some are taken directly from authors, where not specifically noted they are my own.

Feminism

A movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. – Bell Hooks

Institution

A set of formalized rules or relationships that are widely accepted.

Movement (“social movement” specifically)

A set of opinions and beliefs in a population which represents preferences for changing some elements of the social structure and/or reward distribution of a society – John McCarthy and Mayer Zald

Oppression

unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power – Merriam-Webster

Patriarchy

Institutionalized sexism – Bell Hooks

Sexism

1. prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially :discrimination against women;

2. behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex – Merriam-Webster

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