Definitions for feminismˈfɛm əˌnɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fem•i•nismˈfɛm əˌnɪz əm(n.)
a doctrine advocating social, political, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
a movement for the attainment of such rights.
Origin of feminism:
1890–95; < F féminisme
a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women
feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib(noun)
the movement aimed at equal rights for women
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
feminism(noun)ˈfɛm əˌnɪz əm
the belief that women should have equal rights to men
She is a strong leader and feminist.; feminist ideas
A social theory or political movement supporting the equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life; specifically, a theory or movement that argues that legal and social restrictions on females must be removed in order to bring about such equality.
Origin: From féminisme c. 1837, ultimately from femininus, from femina. First recorded in English in 1851, originally meaning "the state of being feminine." Sense of "advocacy of women's rights" is from 1895.
Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. The Utopian Socialist and French philosopher Charles Fourier is credited with having originated the word "feminism" in 1837. The words "feminism" and "feminist" first appeared in France and the Netherlands in 1872, Great Britain in the 1890s, and the United States in 1910., and the Oxford English Dictionary lists 1894 as the year of the first appearance of "feminist" and 1895 for "feminism". Today the Oxford English Dictionary defines a feminist as "an advocate or supporter of the rights and equality of women". Feminist theory, which emerged from these feminist movements, aims to understand the nature of gender inequality by examining women's social roles and lived experience; it has developed theories in a variety of disciplines in order to respond to issues such as the social construction of sex and gender. Some of the earlier forms of feminism have been criticized for taking into account only white, middle-class, educated perspectives. This led to the creation of ethnically specific or multiculturalist forms of feminism.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes and organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. (Webster New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)
Translations for feminism
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the thought and actions of people who want to make women's (legal, political, social etc) rights equal to those of men.
- مَبْدأ المُساواه بين الرَّجُل والمَرأهArabic
- feminismoPortuguese (BR)
- der FeminismusGerman
- جنبش برابری زن و مردFarsi
- femínismi; kvenfrelsisstefnaIcelandic
- 여권 신장 운동Korean
- gerakan kewanitaanMalay
- kvinne(saks)bevegelse, feminismeNorwegian
- جنبش برابری زن و مردPersian
- د ښځو او نارینو د مساوی حقوق جنبشPashto
- ความคิดและการกระทำของผู้คนที่ต้องการทำให้ผู้หญิงได้รับสิทธิต่าง ๆ เท่าเทียมผู้ชายThai
- feminizm, kadın hakları savunuculuğuTurkish
- 男女平等主義Chinese (Trad.)
- مرد عورت کی برابری کی بنیاد پر عورتوں کے حقوق کے لیے پیرویUrdu
- thuyết nam nữ bình quyềnVietnamese
- 女权主义（男女平等主义）Chinese (Simp.)
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