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Transgender

The word "transgender" may describe many different people. People with different ideas about their genders may think of themselves as transgender. These people use different words to describe their gender. The term "trans people" is often used as ...

                                               

Trans man

A trans man is a female-to-male transsexual or transgender person. Many people in this group like the name trans man over the many medical terms that are out there. Other non-medical names are t-boy, tg-boy and ts-boy. Trans men were called girls ...

                                               

Trans woman

A trans woman is a male-to-female transsexual or transgender person. Many people in this group like the name trans woman over the many medical terms that are out there. Other non-medical names are t-girl, tg-girl, and ts-girl. Transgender woman, ...

                                               

Deadnaming

Deadnaming is using a name that a transgender person used before transitioning without their permission. It is called that because the person who that name belongs to is considered "dead" and is now a brand-new person. Sometimes, people deadname ...

                                               

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story is a 2006 LGBT biography television movie that was directed by Agnieszka Holland and was shown on the Lifetime Television network. The story is about the real life murder of Gwen Araujo, who was born as Edwar ...

                                               

Hijra (South Asia)

In the culture of South Asia, hijras are people who were born male who have a feminine gender identity and wear womens clothing. Hijras do not feel male or female. There are hijras in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The word hijra is often trans ...

                                               

Questioning (sexuality and gender)

The questioning of ones status as a male, female or other, attraction to other people or both is often referred to in the LGBT community as just "questioning". Questioning these aspects is a process of exploring things about oneself, which may ma ...

                                               

Sexual reassignment surgery

Sexual reassignment surgery is also called gender reassignment surgery, sex reassignment surgery or a sex change. SRS is one or more surgeries that are done to change the bodys genitals or other sexual characteristrics. Transgender people may get ...

                                               

Transphobia

Transphobia is any prejudice or discrimination based on bad feelings toward transgender or transsexual people. This also means refusing them the chance to take part in society, have a job, or forcing prostitution out of them, not only hate speech ...

                                               

Civil disobedience

Civil disobedience is the active refusal to obey certain laws, demands and commands of a government, or of an occupying power, without resorting to physical violence. It is one of the primary tactics of nonviolent resistance. The American author ...

                                               

Civil Disobedience (Thoreau)

Civil Disobedience is a text by Henry David Thoreau. It was first printed in 1849. It says that people should not allow a government to order them to do wrong things.

                                               

Nonkilling

Nonkilling is a worldview that affirms the possibility of a society where killing is absent. In such a society there would be no killings, threats to kill, weapons made to kill or reasons for people to kill each other.

                                               

Alice Paul

Alice Stokes Paul was an American suffragist and activist. Along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for womens suffrage. Her work resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Lucy Bu ...

                                               

Abortion

An abortion is when a pregnancy is ended early, without the natural birth of the child and before it is ready to survive outside of the uterus. A developing human usually takes about thirty-nine weeks to grow and be born. Normally, this occurs ab ...

                                               

Anti-abortion movement

The pro-life movement, also called the anti-abortion movement, is a group of people who believe that human life begins at conception and that the life of unborn children should be protected. People who believe this are sometimes called "pro-lifer ...

                                               

Dilation and evacuation

Dilation and evacuation is a medical procedure. It may be used as a method of abortion when a woman is in her second trimester. This procedure also may be used after a woman has a miscarriage, to make sure that the uterus is emptied out completel ...

                                               

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the natural death of an embryo or fetus in the womb, before it is old enough to live on its own, outside the mother. The medical words for a miscarriage are spontaneous abortion. Among women who know they are pregnant, about 15-2 ...

                                               

Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade was a 1971 - 1973 landmark decision by the US Supreme Court. The court ruled that a state law that banned abortions was unconstitutional. The ruling made abortion legal in many circumstances. The decision said that a womans right to p ...

                                               

Therapeutic abortion

Terapeutic abortion is a kind of abortion which is carried out because of medical necessity. In some cases, the pregnancy or childbirth is a medical risk to the health of the mother. In other cases, the unborn child would have grave birth defects ...

                                               

Unsafe abortion

An unsafe abortion is an abortion which is not done by a person which has the skills to do them, or in a place that does not meet at least basic standards of hygiene. Unsafe abortions can be very dangerous to the mother. Many women die or get a d ...

                                               

Wrongful life

Wrongful life is a legal action in which someone is sued for not stopping the birth of a severely disabled child. In this type of lawsuit a child and the parents will sue a doctor or a hospital. The doctor or hospital is sued for not giving infor ...

                                               

Combat stress reaction

Combat stress reaction is a medical problem that happens to some soldiers because of the trauma of war. In the past, it was called battle shock, war neurosis, or battle fatigue. It causes both mental and physical problems. It is similar to acute ...

                                               

Ethnic conflict

An ethnic conflict is a conflict where different ethnic groups fight each other. It is different from a civil war, where a single nation or ethnic group is fighting among itself. Examples of ethnic wars since the 1990s were typically caused by se ...

                                               

Honey War

The Honey War was a bloodless border dispute in the 1830s between Iowa and Missouri over their border. The Honey War was caused by a disagreement over a 9.5-mile 15.3 km wide piece of land covering the entire border see map. The disagreement was ...

                                               

Operation Restore Hope

The Operation Restore Hope was an operation of the United States and many of its allied countries in Somalia. The operation was protected by the United Nations. The United States was the leader of this operation. Somalia was in civil war and many ...

                                               

South Lebanon conflict

The South Lebanon conflict describes a series of military clashes in South Lebanon involving Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization, Lebanese factions and Syria. The conflict began in late 1960s and escalated in the 1970s. After the PLO leader ...

                                               

Ageism

Ageism is when a person is treated badly only because of their age. Ageism can be discrimination by one person or by a part of society as a group. Discrimination is when a person is left out or abused by somebody who does not like something about ...

                                               

Anti-fascism

Anti-fascism is the opposition to fascist ideologies, organizations, governments and people. Anti-fascism started in Europe in the 1920s. At the same time, fascist political parties were getting popular in Europe. Anti-fascism was most popular du ...

                                               

Anti-Turkism

Anti-Turkism or Turkophobia is a term of being fearful, racist and discriminative against the Turkish people or Turkic countries. The term refers to intolerance not only against the Turks across all regions, but also against Turkic groups as a wh ...

                                               

Biphobia

Biphobia is the fear of or bad treatment of bisexual people. Biphobia is different from homophobia. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community can be biphobic as well as cisgender heterosexual people can be biphobic. Bisexual people may feel like their se ...

                                               

Discrimination

Discrimination is when someone is treated unfairly or differently. Discrimination is when a person is treated unfairly or badly because the person is one of a particular group. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that all persons mu ...

                                               

Discrimination against non-binary people

Nonbinary people are people who do not identify as male or female. Discrimination against people who do not identify as nonbinary is both a type of sexism and a type of transphobia. A nonbinary person is also sometimes called an enby. Many nonbin ...

                                               

Hate crime

A hate crime is when someone breaks a law by hurting another person because of prejudice against a group the victim belongs to. Normally, a hate crime is not caused in any way by something the victim did or said, but just because of who they are. ...

                                               

Hate speech

Hate speech is communicating in a way that is meant to offend and hurt somebody. It is usually based on a factor such as somebodys race, gender, ethnic group, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or religion. Some places have laws that ...

                                               

Heterosexism

Heterosexism is the belief that only men and women should have sex, or that only men and women should love each other as more than a friend or family member. It is also the belief that sex and love between men and women is better than other types ...

                                               

Homophobia

Homophobia is the fear or poor treatment of homosexuals. The word was created in the 1960s by a psychologist named George Weinberg. The word "homophobia" is often used together with the word "transphobia" in documents explaining human rights viol ...

                                               

Intersectionality

Intersectionality or intersectional theory studies the relation between the many different ways that people are kept in a lower social position, controlled, and left out of important parts of society because of their differences. Kimberle William ...

                                               

Left-wing fascism

Template:Infobox with categorytree Left-wing fascism or left fascism is a term for left-wing politics that resemble fascism in some way. However, fascism is widely known as a form of far-right politics. The concept was first written about shortly ...

                                               

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 is an Act of Congress about pay discrimination that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 29, 2009. The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 stating that the 180-day statute of limit ...

                                               

Misandry

Misandry means hating men. It is a type of misanthropy but against males. A misandrist is a person who hates men or boys. They may hate men because they believe there is something wrong with them, such as being stupid, dirty or evil. Misandry is ...

                                               

Prejudice

Prejudice means preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. The word comes from the Latin "pre" and "judge". People may prejudge any question, but the word is often used for an opinion about a person or group of people. ...

                                               

Sexism

Sexism is generally defined as discrimination based on the gender of a person - looking down on people because they are male or female. Sexism may also include stereotyped roles for men and women. International laws, such as Convention on the Eli ...

                                               

White Australia policy

The White Australia Policy was the name given to laws that stopped non white immigrants from coming to live in Australia. These laws were put in place in 1901, and were repealed from the 1950s to 1970s

                                               

White supremacy

White supremacy is the belief that white people are better than other races. The words "white supremacy" are sometimes used to describe a political idea that shows the social and political dominance of whites. White supremacy is a form of racism. ...

                                               

Feminism

Feminism is a social and political movement. Feminism is about changing the way that people see male and female rights, and campaigning for equal ones. Somebody who follows feminism is called a feminist. Feminism began in the 18th century with th ...

                                               

Antifeminism

Antifeminism is opposition to some or all forms of feminism. It has changed over the years and in different cultures. In the late 19th century and early 20th century antifeminists were opposed to womens suffrage, that is allowing women to vote in ...

                                               

Australian Federation of Women Voters

The idea for the organization started at a meeting of the Womans Christian Temperance Union in Perth in 1918. By the time the Union met again in 1921, the AFWV was founded. Bessie Rischbieth was the first president of the organization.They had a ...

                                               

Birth control

Birth control, also known as contraception or family planning, is a way for a man and woman to have sexual intercourse and avoid pregnancy. Some contraceptives, such as condoms, will also protect a person from sexually transmitted diseases STDs. ...

                                               

Black feminism

Black feminism is a type of feminism. Black feminists believe that sexism and racism are bound together. This is called intersectionality. Black feminism exists because the racism that black women experience is not adequately addressed by the mai ...

                                               

Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution in the 1970s and 1980s. It would give men and women full equality under the law. Alice Paul first wrote the ERA. In 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for t ...