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* * ;The content here is ;still being added to! Suggestions are ;most welcome * *

These are some external ;resources we can use to begin learning, or to refine, our understandings of the ideas associated with the wom*n’s department. These are useful for self-education, as well as for being a respectful participant in (and creator of) the kind of safe spaces we want both the physical wom*n’s room and this online space to be. Of course, respectful behaviour shouldn’t be ;limited to these areas!

There are many resources included below, as there is no definitive take on any of these ideas, and different approaches will better suit different people. Have a click around and see what grabs you. If you have any suggestions for additions to/removals from this page, please drop a link in the comment section!

Trigger warning: Please be aware that some of these articles will contain discussions of issues such as sexual violence, homophobia, racism, etc. so please make sure you are as mentally aware and prepared as possible before reading on, if at all.

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Ableism

Disability 101: an ongoing project

Disability Terminology: A Starter Kit for non-disabled people and the Media

How to fight Ableism: Some Easy Steps

The Spoon Theory [PDF]

What is Ableism? Five Things About Ableism You Should Know

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Activism

Activism 101

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Allies

On Being an Ally

Get your 101 on

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Anti-racism

Racism 101

Racism = Prejudice + Power

White privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Racism 101 for Clueless White People, Written by a Slightly Less Clueless White Person

How to Be an Anti-racist Ally

How not to be a doofus when accused of racism

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Disability

Disability politics 101 – The social model of disability

Hidden Disabilities

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Feminism

Aboriginal women and feminism

Feminism 101

The Feminism 101 Blog

This is a must-read, well written collection of Feminist 101s

To White Feminists

You can’t smash patriarchy with transphobia

What is feminism?

Why Are Youngsters Afraid of the Word ‘Feminist’?

Why Feminism Is Still Necessary

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Feminism For Dudes

A guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being ;maced

Stuff What Boys Can Do

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Genderqueer/Gender questioning

What is Genderqueer

What is Gender questioning?

Fierce

Genderqueer Relationships

What Is Gender? A support forum for transgendered, non_binary, and significant others.

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Trans*

Trans 101

Transgender FAQs and Info

Really Awesome Trans 101

Trans Etiquette for Non-Trans People

Confused? Start here

How organisations can demonstrate inclusivity

Transgender or Transgendered?

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Privilege

Checking your privilege 101

“Check my what?” On privilege and what we can do about it

Privilege is driving a smooth road and not even knowing it

Intent: It’s F—ing Magic

Derailing For Dummies

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Pronouns

Gender-Neutral Pronoun FAQ

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Queer

Alphabet Soup: Labels and Empowerment

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Rape Culture (trigger warnings)

Another post about rape

Don’t Get Raped

On Rape Culture ;(trigger warning)

A woman walks into a rape, uh, bar: a post about rape jokes

Schrödinger’s Rapist

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Sizeism/Fat Acceptance/HAES (Health At Every Size)

New to Fat Acceptance?

All Shapes and Sizes

Fat Acceptance FAQ

Fat/Size/Body Acceptance 101

Don’t You Realize Fat Is Unhealthy?

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‘Trigger Warnings’ ;are customary in some feminist and other spaces. They are designed ;to prevent people who have an extremely strong and damaging emotional response (for example, post-traumatic flashbacks or urges to harm themselves) to certain subjects from encountering them unaware. Having these responses is called ;”being triggered”. A trigger warning usually takes the form of some emphasised (usually bold) text describing in broad terms the upsetting nature of the content, and contains ;the words “trigger warning” (eg “Trigger warning for sexual violence against children”) The actual ;triggering text might be below the warning or hidden in some way requiring readers to click through. Content which is widely agreed by feminist blogs and fandom writers to be warned for:

  • graphic descriptions of or extensive discussion of abuse, especially sexual abuse or torture
  • graphic descriptions of or extensive discussion of self-harming behaviour such as suicide, self-inflicted injuries or disordered eating
  • depictions, especially lengthy or psychologically realistic ones, of the mental state of someone suffering abuse or engaging in self-harming behaviour

These are more extensive than the mainstream media observes. Of these typically only suicide is elided, understated or warned for by the press. In some countries television shows or movies might be preceded by an indication of ;the nature of violent or sexual content. Professional fiction does not typically warn ;for any such content on bookjackets or in reviews or similar.

(from Geek Feminism Wiki)

See also:

Trigger warnings are nothing to do with censorship.
Trigger Warnings and Being an Asshole

Shakesville: I write letters

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Womanism

Feminism and Womanism

Womanism/Feminism… Feminism/Womanism

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