Abushock

The term abushock refers to the trauma experienced after sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassament or rape. We already know a lot of medical terms which describe different kind of personality disorders . We also have a generic name — which is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder— which describe…
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Bodtrol

The term bodtrol suggests the importance of women’s control over their own bodies. Indeed today more than two-hundred million of women who want to avoid or delay pregnancy still cannot obtain modern contraception in developing nations. In 66 countries, abortion is either prohibited in all circumstances or allowed only to save…
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Choressure

The term choressure refers to the pressure experienced by women in doing the house chores and the domestic duties. Unpaid household work —including cooking, cleaning, shopping and caring for children—takes up a substantial proportion of people’s waking lives. It contributes to the functioning of domestic life, providing goods and services…
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Dressescape

The term dressescape indicates people’s tendency to escaping a certain kind of outfits for the fear to be sexually assaulted and /or harassed in public or private spaces, or simply moved by the fear to be judged.  In many cases women are afraid of being judged on the content of…
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Empwomenerment

The term empwomenerment indicates the process in which women elaborate and recreate what it is that they can be, do, and accomplish in a circumstance that they previously were denied. The term highlights the importance for women of gaining freedom and power to do what they want or to control…
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Femguiltization

The term femguiltization indicates the social attitude which influences women to feel more ashamed and guilty than men in different situations . As the writer and activist Chimamamda Ngozi Adichie writes: “We teach girls shame.Close your legs; cover yourself. We make them feel as though being born female, they’re already guilty…
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Gendunlearn

The term gendunlearn refers to the process that lead to unlearning gender and gender roles. Our society has indeed a set of ideas about how we expect men and women to dress, behave, and present themselves. Gender expectations begin even before a child is born. Girls and women are generally…
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Herstory

The term herstory suggests the importance to include the female point of view on historical documentation and the significance to emphasise the role of women within the obscured historical record. Women have always been 50% of the population, but only occupy around 0.5% of recorded history: because of various factors…
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Imer

The term imer is a personal gender grammatical pronoun which can be used as neutral and focuses on the importance to include gender neutrality in genderless languages. A gender neutral or gender inclusive pronoun is a pronoun which does not associate a gender with the individual who is being discussed.…
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Languexist

The term languexist indicates the attitude to use language in a sexist way that is excluding one sex or the other, or which suggests that one sex is superior to the other. Every day, we hear words thrown around that render women invisible, objectified, or use female gender as an…
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Nòtreport

The term notreport indicates the situation of not reporting and not denouncing sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape. The term in particular highlights the motivation behind the choice of people who didn’t report different kind of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. Based on federal data,…
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Ownrivilege

The term ownrivilege focuses the attention on the importance for everybody to recognise and acknowledge one’s privilege in the actual society. Indeed many forms of group-based inequality are tangled together in a patriarchal culture. According to sociologist Allan Johnson, privilege is something one received based on membership in a social…
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Post Patriarchy Stress Disorder

The medical term Post Patriarchy Stress Disorder is an imaginary word referred to a mental health condition that is triggered by the terrifying social event of patriarchy — either experiencing it or witnessing it— and by the recognition that this system do exist. Sexism isn’t always the root cause of…
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Queertessence

The term queertessence indicates the most perfect or typical example of queer quality in a human being. This words suggests the essence of being queer in its purest and most concentrated form. The term queer is a historical derogatory term against people who were homosexual and is now predominantly used…
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Rolewom+

The term rolewom+ refers to the concept of female role models we have in our society and wants to underline its scarcity compared to the corresponding male ones. The impact of a lack of role models is felt at an early age by girls and often adversely affects their academic…
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Streetshouting

The term streetshouting refers to a form of harassment, primarily sexual harassment , that consists of unwanted comments, gestures, honking, wolf-whistling , catcalling , exposure, following, persistent sexual advances, and touching by strangers in public areas such as streets, shopping malls, and public transportation. The harassment within public spaces is…
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Taktion

The term taktion points to the importance of taking political action in our social environment within small everyday life situations.  Political action is any action that brings pressure on political or governmental agencies and/or individuals in order to persuade them to take action. Whether it’s for the health of our…
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Unyes

The term unyes can be used as word or as an adverb to indicate negation in case of unwanted sexual advances. It is important to underline the value of consent and dissent within the current rape culture we are living in, which is probably one of the worst consequences of…
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Vicblaming

The term vicblaming refers to a behaviour which occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially at fault for the harm that befell them. The study of victimology seeks to mitigate the perception of victims as responsible: there is a greater tendency…
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Zoomy-Woomy

The term zoomy-woomy indicates the action of putting women at the centre of interest or activity and to zoom in the diversified territory of their belonging. Within a patriarchal system indeed men, mostly white men, are placed centre-stage for what concerns cultural, religious , political and socio-economic issues while women…
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