pro-feminism

feminism

[fem-uh-niz-uhm]
noun
1.
the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
3.
feminine character.

Origin:
1890–95; < French féminisme; see feminine, -ism

feminist, noun, adjective
antifeminism, noun
profeminism, noun
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feminism (ˈfɛmɪˌnɪzəm)
 
n
a doctrine or movement that advocates equal rights for women

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feminism
1851, at first, "state of being feminine;" sense of "advocacy of women's rights" is 1895.
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feminism definition


The doctrine — and the political movement based on it — that women should have the same economic, social, and political rights as men. (See under “Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology.”)

feminism definition


A movement for granting women political, social, and economic equality with men. (See women's movement.)

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