"Woke" is a slang term that refers to one of the most prominent social movements in contemporary society. Its proponents see themselves as actively involved in the fight against social injustice and discrimination, while non-woke people tend to see them as hysterical or misguided.
Are you woke? For each of the following statements, indicate how much it resonates with you below.
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Assuming that all women have vaginas is just another way of perpetuating oppressive stereotypes.
The Woke Test was developed by IDRlabs.
The test measures the following facets of being woke:
Fighting Power involves (what the woke see as) a critical understanding of societal structures, power dynamics, and the roots of oppression. For people who are woke, fighting power entails resisting or negating the historical and ongoing impact of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and other social categories.
Social Justice translates into what those who are woke see as an active engagement in the struggle for social justice. This engagement can take various forms, such as participating in protests, organizing community initiatives, supporting marginalized groups, and advocating for policy changes.
Challenging Norms entails uprooting or fighting what those who are woke see as the prevailing oppressive norms and assumptions that perpetuate injustice in society. Their commitment to challenging norms encourages questioning the status quo, examining one's own biases, and disrupting systems that perpetuate inequality.
Alternative Knowledge denotes an ongoing process of learning and engagement with what those who are woke see as marginalized lived experiences and ways of knowing. It involves staying informed about how minorities or other cultures may have alternative ways of doing or understanding the world and engaging in critical dialogue with them, educating oneself on one’s understanding of the world as it derives from these diverse perspectives.
Intersectional Solidarity entails what those who are woke see as fostering empathy towards marginalized groups and a sense of solidarity with those fighting for social change. It involves recognizing shared humanity and advocating for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
Empowering Underdogs: According to the proponents of the woke movement, morally conscious individuals have an ethical duty to empower marginalized individuals and communities so as to challenge injustice and create a more equitable society. Those who are woke believe that the collective power of such actions will bring about positive change.
Global Citizenship: Among those who are woke, the moral and ethical change that they seek extends beyond local and national borders, recognizing the interconnectedness of global issues and the need for solidarity across communities. People who are woke therefore tend to promote a global perspective on social justice and human rights, often advocating for migration and employing slogans like “no human being is illegal.”
Climate Sustainability: Proponents of the woke movement see the climate crisis not just as a serious threat to the planet but also preoccupy their thoughts with how climate change can have an impact on vulnerable communities, such as those in developing countries. To them, climate change is thus not just a scientific or economic issue, but a moral one, deeply interwoven with their quest for social justice.
The term “woke” is a slang term that refers to being aware of and actively involved in the fight against social injustice and discrimination. Being woke encompasses a critical awareness of societal inequities, a commitment to action toward social change, and a willingness to challenge the status quo.
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