What does feminism mean?

Definitions for feminism
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

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

Freebase

  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. Kellyanne Conway:

    It’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male and it certainly seems to be very pro-abortion. I’m neither anti-male or pro-abortion, there’s an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices. ... I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances. And to me, that’s what conservative feminism is all about.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The Manism and Feminism, surpass all the limits, demanding awkward rights before adopting, realizing, and respecting their natural rights, which secure and assure real and virtuous status. Indeed, such nature constitutes the privacy of one's persona and dignity of life than the world-made rights, which represent privileges of motives, to hunt mostly feminism.

  3. Cheris Kramarae & Paula Treichler:

    Feminism is the radical concept that women are people.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thanks, thanks for your feminism, for your activism, and all I can hope is you keep up the really important, good work.

  5. Rebecca West:

    I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

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