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Feminism   /fˈɛmɪnˌɪzəm/   Listen

A doctrine that advocates equal rights for women.
The movement aimed at equal rights for women.  Synonyms: feminist movement, women's lib, women's liberation movement.

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"Feminism" Quotes from Famous Books

... increasing sense of the real world-issues of which the woman's movement is not only in itself an interesting part, but one in the solution of which is shown to be that of many others. People who shrink from "feminism" in its more intense and accentuated forms, will find here a more proportional treatment, enlightening ...
— The Forerunner, Volume 1 (1909-1910) • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

... sheer Highland Celtic obstinacy; lucid flashes when he appears, blinded by the glamour of his dream, and innocently regardless of actuality. Is it uncanniness? Is it obstinacy? Is it dreamy innocence? Or is it some gorgeous streak of Feminism? Is it the New Chivalry, that refuses to keep women back, even from the firing-line? The New Romance, that gives them their share of divine danger? Or, since nothing can be more absurd than to suppose that any ...
— A Journal of Impressions in Belgium • May Sinclair

... been omitted from any teaching she had received at home, and ended that phase of her life by falling in love with Capes, demonstrator at the Westminster Imperial College, a man who was living apart from his wife. Ann Veronica's story is the first serious essay in feminism—a term that takes a much wider meaning in Mr Wells' definition than is commonly attributed to it. The novel presents the claim of the woman to free herself from the restrictions that once almost necessarily limited her ...
— H. G. Wells • J. D. Beresford

Words linked to "Feminism" :   women's liberationist, doctrine, philosophy, crusade, campaign, feminist, feminist movement, drive, philosophical system, movement, women's liberation movement, women's rightist, effort, ism, women's lib, cause, school of thought, libber

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