Mo’ Alliteration Mo’ Knowledge (Toolbox Tuesday Ref)

As you’ll hopefully soon see, the Campus Women’s Organization is committed to the augmentation of the knowledge of itself as a body and others. On what was called  “Toolbox Tuesday” last week, we worked on beefing up our social justice vocabulary and key players with a game of Jeopardy. Try and learn them all! Just know that not knowing doesn’t make you any less of a person nor does it render you a poor activist. This is just to help us interact better with the system of oppression wholly and improve interactions amongst one another.


  • Widely regarded as the first women’s rights convention, it was held over two days in New York in 1848.
    • Seneca Falls Convention
  • A writer, philosopher, and activist, her best known work The Second Sex is
  • considered a foundational text of contemporary feminism.
    • Simone de Beauvouir
  • A famous women’s suffragist and anti-slavery activist, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are two of the women responsible for the Nineteenth Amendment.
    • Susan B. Anthony
  • This famous author, feminist, and activist addresses the connectedness of race, class, and gender, and is best known for her pivotal text, Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism.
    • bell hooks
  • This Black feminist lesbian organization was based in Boston, and was active in the late 1970s. Their most famous statement is a pivotal document in contemporary Black feminism, especially with regard to the concept of identity.
    • Combahee River Collective

“Intersecting Interests”

  • The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. *This word is very personal and can have different meanings to different people.
    • Feminism
  • Coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. The interconnected nature of all forms of oppression against particular groups and the way they are embedded within existing systems such that they operate in covert and compounded ways.
    • Intersectionality
  • The unilateral subjugation of one individual or group by a more powerful individual or group, using physical, psychological, social, or economic threats or force leading to a hegemony.
    • Oppression (systematic, institutional, social)
  • Unity of a group that is based on interests, objectives, standards, and sympathies. Can also be acting with or communicating support and understanding for a group you don’t belong to.
    • Solidarity
  • Social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society. Also known as social exclusion. Ex. Non-heterosexual marriage
    • Marginalization

“Twitter Toolbox”

  • While not a hashtag, this term describes the act of giving agency to a person or group.
    • Empowerment
  • This hashtag was created in 2013, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman. It gained momentum the following year, and seeks to draw attention to police brutality committed against African Americans in the US.
    • #BlackLivesMatter
  • This campaign was started by the company Always, and seeks to remove limitations placed on girls by society, along with the stigma implied by the hashtagged phrase.
    • #LikeaGirl
  • This hashtag offers support to one of the nation’s most prominent reproductive health non-profit organizations. It was created after a series of activists spread false accusations about the organization, aiming to have their health centers defunded.
    • #StandWithPlannedParenthood
  • Created by The Huffington Post in 2014, people shared photos of themselves using this hashtag in order to increase the visibility of this group within the LGBT+ community.
    • #WhatTransLooksLike

“Potent Potables”

  • A member of an advantaged group who takes action against injustice.
    • Ally
  • The experience of freedoms, rights, benefits, advantages, access and/or opportunities afforded members of the dominant group in a society of in a given context, usually unrecognized and taken for granted by members of the majority group, while the same freedoms, rights, benefits, advantages, access, and/or opportunities are denied to members of the minority or disadvantaged groups.
    • Privilege
  • A person’s conception and expression of their self and others’ individuality or group affiliations.
    • Identity
  • When a custom/practice/law is formally embedded in an organization/society. Ex. School-to-prison pipeline: the zero tolerance policy that has caused so many youths to be punished disproportionately, often children of color and children with disabilities. Structural inequality
    • Institutionalized
  • Period of feminist activity during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Focused on legal disabilities, primarily on gaining the right for women to vote.
    • First-wave Feminism

“Final Jeopardy!”

  • This person is CWO’s faculty advisor
    • Ms. Sherdina Harper

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