FAQ & Glossary

What is intersectional feminism?

Intersectional feminism is feminism that is all inclusive. It is the only true kind of feminism, but exists separately to combat “white feminism” and other groups who try to exclude or ignore groups of women. Intersectional feminism also includes individuals of non-binary genders.

What is first wave feminism?

Kicked off with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention to discuss the “social, civil, and religious condition of woman” and continued into the early twentieth century. It culminated in 1920 with the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, though some states made it difficult for women of color to exercise this right until well into the 1960s.

What is second wave feminism?

Began in the 1960s and bloomed in the 1970s with a push for greater equality. Think Gloria Steinem, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Betty Friedan. It was marked by huge gains for women in legal and structural equality.

What is third wave feminism?

Beginning in the 1990s, it looked to make feminism more inclusive, intersectional and to allow women to define what being a feminist means to them personally. Also, Buffy.

What is TERF?

The acronym for “trans exclusionary radical feminists,” referring to feminists who are transphobic.

What is SWERF?

The acronym for “sex worker exclusionary radical feminists,” referring to feminists who say prostitution oppresses women.

What is transfeminism?

Defined as “a movement by and for trans women who view their liberation to be intrinsically linked to the liberation of all women and beyond.” It’s a form of feminism that includes all self-identified women, regardless of assigned sex, and challenges cisgender privilege. A central tenet is that individuals have the right to define who they are.

What does the term womxn mean?

The Urban Dictionary describes womxn as a spelling of “women” that is a more inclusive and progressive term that not only sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, but to also show that womxn are not the extension of men. More intersectional than womyn because it includes trans-women and women of color.

What is womanism?

A social and ecological change perspective that emerged out of Africana women’s culture and women of colour around the world.

What is sexism?

The idea that women are inferior to men.

What is the patriarchy?

A patriarchy is a hierarchical-structured society in which men hold more power.

What is misogyny?

Misogyny is the hatred of women.

What is misandry?

Misandry is the hatred of men.

What is Misogynoir?

Misogynoir is misogyny directed toward black women.

What does LGTBQ+ and LGTBQIA stand for?
LGBTQ+ = Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning and + meaning other sexualities such as pansexual, asexual and omnisexual.
LGTBQIA = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual
LGBTQIA is a more inclusive term than LGBT for people with non-mainstream sexual orientation or gender identity.
Both of these terms are used widely across She Zine content.
What is gender fluid/non-binary?

Gender fluid is a gender identity best described as a dynamic mix of boy and girl. Being Gender Fluid has nothing to do with which set of genitalia one has, nor their sexual orientation.

Non-Binary refers to any gender that is not exclusively male or female. A similar term is gender queer.

What is cisgender?

 A term used to describe a person whose gender identity aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth.

What is transmisogyny?

A blend of transphobia and misogyny, which manifests as discrimination against “trans women and trans and gender non-conforming people on the feminine end of the gender spectrum.”

When is my order shipped?

Many of our items are printed on demand and so there may be an additional 5 – 7 days wait prior to shipment to the end user. We operate this way so that we are able to carry a wide range of sizes to satisfy our customer base. Once we are able to order in larger volumes, we will be able to eliminate this additional wait time. We thank you for your patience when ordering.

How long will it take to get my order?

We print many of our items on demand so that we are able to offer a wide range of sizes without taking on too much inventory. For this reason, you can expect a wait time of about 2 – 3 weeks from your time of purchase until your shipment shows up at your door. We appreciate your patience.

What Carrier Do You Use?

We ship all of our packages reliably with Canada Post.

Where’s My Package?

We print most of our items on demand and so the lead time from when you make your purchase until your shipment arrives will usually average around 3 weeks, depending on your location. We thank you for your patience. If you have been waiting for longer than 3 weeks, then please get in touch and we will try to help you locate your package.