Have you noticed or experienced something that is gendered? (You probably did!) Please tell us! This encyclopedia will never be complete without your stories about gendered products, places, practices, phenomena, policies, histories, beliefs, biases, speech, et cetera… So, we invite you to submit an entry on a word you think is missing in the encyclopedia. Here you can find how to do this.

How can I contribute?

You can send in your entry via this form.

Can everybody contribute?

Yes! We invite everyone to contribute! We want to include as many perspectives as possible. You can also contribute anonymously.

What can I write about?

We believe everything is gendered, so in principle, you can write about everything. Write about something you feel passionate about, that you have experienced yourself or that you know much about. One important thing to bear in mind: be specific! The encyclopedia consists of entries around specific topics. An analysis of gender performances inspired by Judith Butler is super interesting, but not suitable for this platform because it is hard to link to a concrete and specific topic. Rather, we are looking for concrete, everyday issues with gendered aspects.

What should an entry look like?

Preferably you write a text in an accessible, clear and concise way. The simpler the language, the better. Jokes are allowed! We will read and edit each text (in correspondence with you) to be sure it’s inclusive and not offensive to anyone. An entry can be very short, say a 100 words (see e.g. Visa). The maximum is 550 words (see e.g. Criminal). If you have trouble staying within this word limit, just send us an email and we can discuss how to keep your entry concise. Each entry consists of three elements: a definition, the main body text and sources. You only need to send in the main body text and the sources you’ve used.

Please consult our Writing Guide and APA Guide before you start writing an entry. Here you will find all the details of what you need to know to get started.

How should I fill out the form?

We ask you to enter the text of the entry itself, the sources used and you can choose if you want your name to be mentioned on the entry page. If you would like your name mentioned, we also encourage you to write a short bio up to 350 characters / 80 words. We also ask you for your contact details, so we can discuss any edits we might make to the text or questions we have. For more information about how and where we store your contact details, please see our privacy policy. You can also send in an entry anonymously, without leaving personal details. In that case, we reserve the right to make any changes to your entry before placing it online.

What happens with my entry once I’ve sent it in?

We will check your text on inclusivity, language and grammar and accuracy. If you’ve left your contact details, we will inform you of any changes we make. We reserve the rights to use the entry on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. We also reserve the rights to use the entry for possible future press and print purposes, like an actual feminist encyclopedia in book-form (how cool would that be!). Finally, we reserve the rights to take your entry offline at any moment. We will always credit your contribution by mentioning your name, if you have indicated you want to be credited.

Can I also just send in a word?

If you have an entry topic in mind but are not sure how to write an entry, contact us:

Any other questions?

Send us an email in case you have any further questions:


Alba van Vliet

Alba (she/her) is a political economy student from Amsterdam, interested in radical political theory and involved in student activism.


Alexandra Biris

Alex (she/her) studies global education policy and wants to promote access to quality education for all. She loves political philosophy and enjoys reading feminist literature focusing on men and masculinity.


Allegra Wirmer

Allegra (she/her) is a master student in international relations at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her main interests lie in international politics, human rights, and gender equality.


Ana Antadze

Ana (she/they) is a feminist, an explorer and a writer. With tools of heart and mind they aspire to disentangle injustice and seed tenderness. 


Arthur Guillaume-Gentil

Arthur (he/they) has a background in politics, law, and gender and sexuality studies. As a core team member of THIS IS GENDERED, he assists in the reviewing, editing, and publishing of entries, as well as supports the team in legal matters. 


Donika Elshani

Donika (she/her) is born and raised in Pristina (Kosovo). She studies Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University in The Hague. In 2016, she teamed up with 25 young women coders in Kosovo to create “WalkFreely” - an app to report sexual harassment.


Ella Lawton

Ella (she/they) is a Journalism and Public Relations student in Bristol, England. Core team member of THIS IS GENDERED, assists in writing and social media. Feminist, interested in human rights and equality.


Francesco Zaccarian

Francesco (he/him) is a chemistry graduate from the University of Cambridge. He is pursuing a career in food science, while working on providing circular, sustainable and accessible sanitary pads with MUSA Social Venture.


Ina Martin

Ina (she/her) recently graduated from PPLE College at the University of Amsterdam. She is currently working within the field of foreign affairs and transatlantic relations in Berlin. Her areas of interest are human rights, asylum law and international relations.


Indy Hollway

Indy (she/her) currently lives in the UK with her husband and dog, and studied PPLE at the University of Amsterdam. She has conducted several discourse analyses to expose binary sex/gender language in official literature from large corporations. When not writing about patriarchy, you can find her hiking in the mountains.


Julia Forgacs

Julia (she/her) is an artist, scholar and activist from Berlin.
She is working on creating and participating in community spaces that
focus on building new relationships, knowledge exchange, support and


Lara Roeven

Lara (she/her) is a research consultant studying gender and social inequality in agriculture and natural resource management around the world.


Laura Becerra López

Laura (she/her) is a feminist, anthropologist and migrant. She was born and raised in Colombia and now lives in the Netherlands. For her master’s degree, she studied stigma among abortion practitioners. As a core team member of THIS IS GENDERED, she assists with partnership opportunities and outreach efforts.


Lena Pierskalla

Lena (she/her) is student in cultural studies and translation between German and Czech, living in the Czech Republic. She has been reading about feminism for a long time and is especially interested in how feminism looks in different countries and cultures.


Marie Lou Hardmann

Marie Lou (she/her) is a Master student in Gender Studies at the Humboldt-University, Berlin. She works in the field of gender equality at her university and prefers to deal with issues of social justice and equality.


Melike Bilgic

Melike (she/her) is a psychology student who is very passionate about intersectional feminism and feminist research. She wants to shed a light on gender differences in health related aspects and the causes for those discrepancies next to other crucial subjects.


Phaedra Haringsma

Phaedra (she/her) is a student of International Relations at the London School of Economics, interested in postcolonial theory, migration and issues of social justice. She became an avid film photographer after thieves decided that her digital cameras were valuable enough to steal, as opposed to the vintage ones.


Sabrina Friebe

Sabrina (she/her) is a political science student from Germany, interested in peace and conflict studies and wants to work towards building a more inclusive and just society. 


Sashna Chandrasekharan

Sashna (she/them) is an aspiring writer from Chennai.


Selina Bischler

Selina (she/her), currently based in Germany, recently finished her Master in Global Gender Studies and International Relations from Aalborg University. She is now working in the field of international development. Her interests include among others: Postcolonial theory, intersectional feminism, gendered medicine and more.


Sonal Gupta

Sonal (she/her) is a media and development communication practitioner from India. As a core team member of THIS IS GENDERED, she assists in the editing and publishing of entries, in addition to exploring partnership and outreach opportunities for the organisation.


Sorcha Lanigan

Sorcha is from Cork, Ireland and has a degree in Law and an MSc. in Social and Cultural Anthropology. She is currently completing an MA in International Relations and doing work for two human rights NGOs in The Netherlands. Her area of interest is refugee and asylum seeker rights.


Tanya Mittal

Tanya (she/her) is vocal about gender issues in spaces around her, having actively volunteered with social platforms like Pink Legal and Girl Up. She's majoring in History at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. She strongly believes that the 'stree' behind her strength, is her Mother!


Tess de Rooij

Tess (she/her) is co-founder of THIS IS GENDERED and has a background in politics and (medical) philosophy. On this platform, she mostly likes to write about the gendered aspects of communication, employment, health and public spaces.


Thaís Ferreira de Souza

Thaís (she/her) is a Human Rights legal practitioner from Brazil. She has practical and academic experience in criminal justice, having worked in a domestic court in Brazil and at the International Criminal Court as a Visiting Professional.