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Women and Gender Studies
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D.Alissa Trotz

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Feminism -Social movement that aims to establish equality among the sexes in economics, politics, and society. Heterosexism -Where heterosexual couples are favoured thus discriminating same-sex couples. Intersectionality -Seeks to show how race, class, gender etc. interact on simultaneous levels contributing to systematic social inequality. Eurocentrism -Practice of viewing the world from a European perspective and, either subconsciously or consciously, believe in the preeminence of European culture. Reproductive Rights -Legal rights and freedoms relating to reproduction and reproductive health. Gender-Binary System -The classification of sex and gender into two distinct and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine. Heteronormativity -Maintains that people fall into two separate genders (man and woman) while also holding that heterosexuality is normal. Two-Spirit -First Nations term for having mixed gender roles; simultaneous masculine and feminine spirits. Imperialism -The creation and maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination. Genocide -Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.
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