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fem·i·nism

 (fĕm′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Belief in or advocacy of women's social, political, and economic rights, especially with regard to equality of the sexes.
2. The movement organized around this belief.

feminism

(ˈfɛmɪˌnɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a doctrine or movement that advocates equal rights for women

fem•i•nism

(ˈfɛm əˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. a doctrine advocating social, political, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
2. a movement for the attainment of such rights.
3. feminine character.
[1890–95; < French féminisme]
fem′i•nist, n., adj.
fem`i•nis′tic, adj.

feminism

an attitude favoring the movement to eliminate political, social, and professional discrimination against women. — feminist, n., adj.feministic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feminism - a doctrine that advocates equal rights for womenfeminism - a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
2.feminism - the movement aimed at equal rights for womenfeminism - the movement aimed at equal rights for women
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"

feminism

noun female emancipation, women's rights, the women's movement, women's liberation, women's lib (informal) She is a champion of feminism.
Quotations
"Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less" [Susan B. Anthony Motto of the Revolution]
Translations
مَبْدأ المُساواه بين الرَّجُل والمَرأه
feminismus
feminisme
feminismo
feminismi
feminizam
feminizmus
feminismifemínismi; kvenfrelsisstefna
フェミニズム
feminism
feminizmkadın hakları savunuculuğu

feminism

[ˈfemɪnɪzəm] Nfeminismo m

feminism

[ˈfɛmɪnɪzəm] nféminisme m

feminism

feminism

[ˈfɛmɪˌnɪzm] nfemminismo

feminine

(ˈfeminin) adjective
1. of a woman. a feminine voice.
2. with all the essential qualities of a woman. She was a very feminine person.
3. in certain languages, of one of usually two or three genders of nouns etc.
ˌfemiˈninity noun
the quality of being feminine. She never used her femininity to win the argument.
ˈfeminism noun
the thought and actions of people who want to make women's (legal, political, social etc) rights equal to those of men.
ˈfeminist noun
a supporter of feminism.
References in classic literature ?
Meantime, in my fear of seeing the girl surrender to the influence of the Chateau Borel revolutionary feminism, I was more than willing to put my trust in that friend of the late Victor Haldin.
It was an attempt to challenge the orthodox feminism and its dismissal of women's multivalent desires; (76) an attempt to challenge the extent to which feminism had become divorced from an exploration of these desires, particularly if they deviated from the feminist norm.
OSCAR-WINNING actor Marion Cotillard has said there is no place for feminism in Hollywood as it creates a divide between the sexes.
The day my GL arrived, I'd just had a debate about feminism at school.
She has said that she was nervous before she gave the speech on feminism and even wondered if she'll be ostracised.
With either men or women still thinking that it is acceptable for women to be treated as second-class citizens--be it through job discrimination, domestic violence or sexual harassment, then the job of feminism is not completed yet.
Most people have a somewhat old or inaccurate notion of what feminism is about.
London, March 7 ( ANI ): Lily Allen has confessed that she thinks feminism isn't a word that should exist in the year 2014.
Chapters are devoted to many different types of feminism, including liberal, radical, Marxist, and socialist feminism, psychoanalytic and care-focused feminism, postmodern feminism, and ecofeminism.
Higashida's work is organized into six chapters and an introduction that sets up a definition of Black Internationalist Feminism.
The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory provides college-level women's studies readers with a specific and powerful analysis of Chinese culture and feminism, gathering key works by He-Yin Zhen which have been translated for Western readers.
a concise definition of Islamic feminism gleaned from the writings and work of Muslim protagonists as a feminist discourse and practice that derives its understanding and mandate from the Qur'an, seeking rights and justice within the framework of gender equality for women and men in the totality of their existence.