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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 ?
Observe that I say 'femininity,' a privilege- -not 'feminism,' an attitude.
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.
"While it is true that there are multiple feminisms, it is also true that the various iterations still have a basic understanding in common -- one of absolute equality and the belief that women's rights are in essence human rights," she said.
The "new feminisms": postfeminism, power feminism, third-wave feminism, do-me feminism, libertarian feminism, babe feminism, I'm not a feminist, but ...
Most of Separate Roads is devoted to documenting the emergence of "black, Chicana, and white feminisms" as a set of linked but distinctive cases.
Twyman, and the film Secretary, through the lens of multiple feminisms and queer theory.
Collaboratively compiled and co-edited by writer, editor, and museum administrator Jessica Hoffmann and Daria Yudacufski (Executive Director of Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative at USC), "Feminisms in Motion: Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation" presents highlights from 10 years of make/shift magazine, providing a wide-ranging look at contemporary intersectional feminist thought and action.
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).
We are encouraged to be wary of how feminism merging into mainstream politics and governance "consolidates a particularistic, identity-based project" at the expense of alternative feminisms that ignore the "siren call of victimisation and identity as prerequisites for legal intelligibility" (Halley and Thomas, 2013, p.
4 (July 2015): Special issue: "New Feminisms in Europe." Issue editors: Jonathan Dean & Kristin Aune.
(1998), Re-Orienting Western Feminisms. Women's Diversity in a Postcolonial World.
forum on "whither feminisms?" and in the field of WGS more