Feminism 101: A Crash Course in Vocabulary

There’s a whole lot of lingo going around social justice circles these days – and if you don’t know all the vocab, you might feel out of the loop.

Don’t worry, you can still be a feminist if you’re not up on all the lingo. We all go through a process of learning more about how to name the oppression in our lives over time.

But to help you catch up as you come across articles and conversations about social justice issues, here’s Marina Watanabe with a handy guide to the basic terminology of feminism.

With these practical definitions of terms including patriarchy, intersectionality, gender binary, and more, you’ll be able to recognize everyday examples of what feminist activism is all about.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Marina Watanabe is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism and a vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, college student, and creator of embarrassing literary tees. Check out her Tumblr, or follow her on Twitter @marinashutup!

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