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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.
The history of Arab feminisms is a history of appropriation, manipulation, and negotiation with power in authoritarian postcolonial states.
Their book, Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms, challenged the image of young women as apathetic, apolitical dupes of an anti-feminist backlash when it was published by Sumach Press in 2001.
It is relative to what McRobbie (2015, 9) has identified as a 'blossoming of new feminisms across so many different locations' that our research invites questions about the relationship between feminist visibility and postfeminist ideas, the type of feminism that is gaining visibility in the mainstream, and emerging forms that popular feminism is taking, which see feminism entangled with a 'celebrity economy' (Hamad and Taylor 2015) manifested in versions of 'hip' (Keller 2015b), 'aspirational' (McRobbie 2015) and 'confidence' feminism (Gill and Orgard 2015).
Governance feminism is then all encompassing, compatible with a variety of feminisms, activated in multiple contexts, with varying (often conflicting) goals and outcomes.
4 (July 2015): Special issue: "New Feminisms in Europe.
This fourth edition contains new material on existential feminism; the revised chapter on women of color feminisms is now divided into sections on the US and the world stage.
Summary: <p>BEIRUT: A groundbreaking three-day conference on Arab feminisms got under way at The American University of Beirut (AUB) on Monday, with dozens of academics discussing the contemporary schools of feminism in the region.
The "new feminisms": postfeminism, power feminism, third-wave feminism, do-me feminism, libertarian feminism, babe feminism, I'm not a feminist, but .
Kelly's "Love Songs" (the show's title borrows and alters that of Plath's poem) are, taken together, irreverent hymns to those self-selecting (and it would seem relatively few) members of today's generation at once deeply invested in and yet necessarily distanced from the feminisms (there are many) that preceded them.
This forum is not representative of feminism or feminisms across all categories, but it does provide a range of responses to the question "what are we supposed to do now" from a range of feminist scholars engaged in English studies in Canada.