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misogyny

ingrained hatred of women

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harassment

the act of annoying or worrying somebody by putting pressure on them or saying or doing unpleasant things to them.

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consciousness-raising

making people more aware of sth.

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perspective

viewpoint

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pragmatism

thinking about solving problems in a practical way rather than having fixed ideas and theories.

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solidarity

support one person or group of people for another because they share feelings, opinions, aims etc.

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allegations

accusation

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prominent

important, well known

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the theory of intersectionality

suggests that forms of oppression are shaped by one another.

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consent

permission

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backlash

negative reaction

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marginalise

to put someone in a position in which they have no power

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nascent

beginning to exist

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systemic problems

a problem which is due to issues inherent in the overall system, rather than due to a specific problem

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predicament

unpleasant situation

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motley

disapproving

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apocalyptic

like the end of the world

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vulnerability

being weak and easily hurt

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gateway

opening

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eke out

to make a small supply last for a long time

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zealots

a person who is very enthusiastic about something

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flotsam

something that floats

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appraising

consider something and form an opinion about it

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begets

makes something happen

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telegenic

what looks good on TV

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asylum

protection, shelter

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pathos

something that produces sadness and sympathy

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diaspora

people who have spread or been dispersed from their homeland

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devastating

causing a lot of damage

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Huntington's disease

a progressive brain disorder that caused uncontrolled movements, emotional problems and loss of thinking ability

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tweaking

pulling, twisting

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parasite

a person who always benefits from other people without giving anything back

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tantalizingly

in a way that makes you desire something that is unobtainable

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palindromic

a segment of double-stranded DNA in which the sequence of one strand reads in reverse order of the other.

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ominous

suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future

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backdrop

the setting or conditions within which something happens

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blue-ribbon

1. an honour given to the winner of the first prize in a competition 2. of highest quality

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bioethicists

applying ethics to science and biology

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summit

a meeting where important matters are discussed

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cusp

a pointed end where two curves meet

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germline

a series of germ cells each developed from earlier cells in the series

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somatic

relating to the body as distinct from the mind

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genome

a complete sets of genes in a cell or a living thing

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societal quandaries

a social situation in which you are confused about what to do

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sickle cell anemia

a blood disease caused by an abnormal form of hemoglobin

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coercively

using force or threats to make someone do something

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exacerbate

to make something worse

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dire

very serious

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dystopian

an imaginary state where everything is extremely unpleasant

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molecular

connected with molecules