Content Warning: homophobia, transphobia, racism, police violence, and sexual assault. Disclaimers: Because of its current linguistic usage as shorthand, “Stonewall” is used to refer to the Stonewall Inn Uprising in this article several times. ‘Gay’ is used instead of ‘homosexual’ in this article, as the latter carries rather clinical and negative connotations for many gay people. The language used by and for LGBT people in the 60s was very different to language used now, so necessary changes have been made and explanations provided for clarity. As a group, the LGBT community is difficult to coordinate cohesively because being LGBT spans […]

Climate jargon: (in progress)

Here’s a list of technical terms related to the climate crisis! They might be of use when referring to Scott’s article on the IPCC report! Let us know if there are other terms you’d like to be defined! Overton window –Here’s a quick video explaining the idea! First developed in the mid-1990s, the Overton Window is a model for understanding how social norms change throughout time and affect politics and can be defined as “the range of ideas the public is willing to consider and accept”. [1] The concept is rooted in the idea that politicians are likely to only […]