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feminist, women's rightist, women's liberationist, libberadjective
a supporter of feminism
of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
A person who supports the equality of women with men.
A member of a feminist political movement.
One who believes in the social, political, and economical equality of the sexes.
Relating to or in accordance with feminism.
Etymology: Ultimately from féminīnus, from fémina (woman). (See feminine). Feminist first recorded in English 1894, from French féministe (1872). See also feminism.
Feminism is a range of socio-political movements and ideologies that aim to define and establish the political, economic, personal, and social equality of the sexes. Feminism holds the position that societies prioritize the male point of view and that women are treated unjustly in these societies. Efforts to change this include fighting against gender stereotypes and improving educational, professional, and interpersonal opportunities and outcomes for women. Feminist movements have campaigned and continue to campaign for women's rights, including the right to vote, run for public office, work, earn equal pay, own property, receive education, enter contracts, have equal rights within marriage, and maternity leave. Feminists have also worked to ensure access to contraception, legal abortions, and social integration and to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. Changes in female dress standards and acceptable physical activities for females have also been part of feminist movements.Many scholars consider feminist campaigns to be a main force behind major historical societal changes for women's rights, particularly in the West, where they are near-universally credited with achieving women's suffrage, gender-neutral language, reproductive rights for women (including access to contraceptives and abortion), and the right to enter into contracts and own property. Although feminist advocacy is, and has been, mainly focused on women's rights, some feminists argue for the inclusion of men's liberation within its aims, because they believe that men are also harmed by traditional gender roles. Feminist theory, which emerged from feminist movements, aims to understand the nature of gender inequality by examining women's social roles and lived experiences; feminist theorists have developed theories in a variety of disciplines in order to respond to issues concerning gender.Numerous feminist movements and ideologies have developed over the years, representing different viewpoints and political aims. Traditionally, since the 19th century, first-wave liberal feminism, which sought political and legal equality through reforms within a liberal democratic framework, was contrasted with labour-based proletarian women's movements that over time developed into socialist and Marxist feminism based on class struggle theory. Since the 1960s, both of these traditions are also contrasted with the radical feminism that arose from the radical wing of second-wave feminism and that calls for a radical reordering of society to eliminate male supremacy; together liberal, socialist and radical feminism are sometimes called the "Big Three" schools of feminist thought.Since the late 20th century, many newer forms of feminism have emerged. Some forms have been criticized as taking into account only white, middle class, college-educated, heterosexual, or cisgender perspectives. These criticisms have led to the creation of ethnically specific or multicultural forms of feminism, such as black feminism and intersectional feminism. Some feminists have argued that feminism often promotes misandry and the elevation of women's interests above men's, and criticize radical feminist positions as harmful to both men and women.
Feminist is an adventure story arc of the Philippine comic strip series Pugad Baboy, created by Pol Medina Jr. and originally published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. This particular story arc lasts 34 strips long. In 1994, the story arc was reprinted in PB5, the fifth book compilation of the comic strip series.
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The numerical value of Feminist in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Feminist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Feminist in a Sentence
When I watch her speeches, I think she has many feminist ideas, to be a female leader, I think it's an admirable thing.
It's like, it's a lot to get into and unpack that I can't do. But that is not my bag, i am obviously a huge feminist and huge supporter of the LGBTQ community and believe so strongly -- I can't even tell you -- in people being able to do what they want to do, to love who they want to love, to be the person that they want to be -- whoever that is.
She is arguing against 1 % of the population, who she recognizes is being harmed and marginalized -- that is not a position of protecting your own rights [ as a woman ], that is becoming the oppressor, white women have always tried to control the definition of women and there is a legacy of black feminist and women of color who have fought against that singularity.
In Taiwan, many female political candidates came from the feminist movement, on the mainland, there does not appear to be any space for people involved in social movements to enter the political system.
Absolutely, I'm a feminist, but I want to put him through the pain and torture of having to agonize about that question himself. That's letting him off the hook, absolutely not.
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- ناشط نسائيArabic
- Feminist, feministisch, FeministinGerman
- φεμινίστρια, φεμινιστικόςGreek
- feministi, feministinenFinnish
- feimineach, feiminíIrish
- フェミニスト, 女権拡張論者Japanese
- feministiškas, feministė, feministinė, feministas, feministinis, feministiškaLithuanian
- feminist, feministiskNorwegian
- feminist, feministe, feministischDutch
- feministisk, feministNorwegian Nynorsk
- феминистка, феминистический, феминистский, феминистRussian
- feministički, feminista, феминиста, феминисткиња, feministkinjaSerbo-Croatian
- feministisk, feministSwedish
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