An informal glossary of some of the terms we encounter. Some are taken directly from authors, where not specifically noted they are my own.
A movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. – Bell Hooks
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
unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power – Merriam-Webster
Institutionalized sexism – Bell Hooks
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