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ˈfɛm əˌnɪz əmfem·i·nism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feminism(noun)

    a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women

  2. feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib(noun)

    the movement aimed at equal rights for women


  1. feminism(Noun)

    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.

  2. 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.


  1. Feminism

    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

  1. Feminism

    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)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feminism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feminism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of feminism in a Sentence

  1. Cheris Kramarae & Paula Treichler:

    Feminism is the radical concept that women are people.

  2. Annie Lennox:

    We must keep the word feminism, we all have a role to play.

  3. Aemilia Scott:

    I don't think I've ever seen a better argument for feminism on mainstream television.

  4. Maria Grazia Chiuri:

    I'm focused on project which is about feminism ... with each collection I try to reflect on this element.

  5. Moon Sung-ho:

    Feminism is no longer about gender equality. It is gender discrimination and its manner is violent and hateful.

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