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Feminist   /fˈɛmənɪst/   Listen

Of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women.

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"Feminist" Quotes from Famous Books

... followed, explain the discords and struggles very soon raging around the young Emperor. The public began to feel shocked by the attention that Agrippina gave to State affairs, as by a new and this time intolerable scandal of feminism. Agrippina was not a feminist, as a matter of fact, but a traditionalist, proud of the glory of her family, attached to the ancient Roman ideas, desirous only of seeing her son develop into a new Germanicus, a second Drusus. Solely the necessity of helping Nero had led ...
— Characters and events of Roman History • Guglielmo Ferrero

... (not behind the scenes) and the (for Maupassant) not unusual accouchement. (His fondness for this most unattractive episode of human life is astonishing: if he were a more pious person and a political feminist, one might think that he was trying to make us modern Adams share the curse of Eve, at least to the extent of the disgust caused by reading about its details.) The main extra-amatory theme throughout is the "physiologie" of an inland watering-place, its extension by the discovery of ...
— A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 - To the Close of the 19th Century • George Saintsbury

... We should most of us be thankful to change it if we knew how, and I need never despise hints in this direction. The interest of the book, however, is by far the greatest when it is regarded as a running commentary on the modern feminist movement. It is impossible to read such a book seriously without feeling a strong admiration for the courage, self-sacrifice and resolution it reflects, and at the same time a quite appalling sense of waste. When a way ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 25, 1914 • Various

... know what makes you think I have any influence," said Jolyon; "but if I have I'm bound to use it in the direction of what I think is her happiness. I am what they call a 'feminist,' I believe." ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... other interesting member of the family," he asked presently, "your sister? Which is she, a suffragist or a feminist?" ...
— The Real Adventure • Henry Kitchell Webster

... lettres ever received more honors, prizes, and decorations than she; a number of her writings were crowned by the Academy. A member of the Societe des Gens de Lettres, with all her literary work she was a domestic woman, keeping aloof from all feminist movements. Her husband, Professor Durand, to show his esteem and admiration for her, adopted her name—a wise act, for it may preserve his name with that ...
— Women of Modern France - Woman In All Ages And In All Countries • Hugo P. Thieme

... girl," and that it is a kind which deliberately rejects life-buoys when flung out to them. The second mistake, as it seems to me, in a novel which is in many ways a very clever piece of realism, is a strong feminist or, at any rate, anti-masculine bias. Against the cunning dissection of the character of Charles Giddey, a worthless and conceited egotist, I have no complaint to make. It is one of the best things of its kind that I have read for a long time. But it seems ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 25, 1914 • Various

... we ask to what extent they are also of maternal stock, we find that there is a rigorous equality between the sexes in this matter. It is a fact which has been ignored or inadequately recognized by every feminist and by every eugenist from Plato until the present time. Salient qualities, whether good or ill, are more commonly displayed by men than by women. Great strength or physical courage or endurance, great ability or genius, together with a variety of abnormalities, ...
— Woman and Womanhood - A Search for Principles • C. W. Saleeby

... also significant that side by side with the present-day Feminist Movement we find the revival of Egyptian fashions; Egyptian architecture; Egyptian philosophies and religions. Even Cubist art, which in itself could make no possible appeal to recognition on its ...
— Sex=The Unknown Quantity - The Spiritual Function of Sex • Ali Nomad

... not a heterogeneous collection of essays, but an attempt to frame, in spite of differences of opinion on minor points, an unified feminist policy, and to suggest, without laying down an absolutely definite programme, the lines on which feminism should develop. The contributors cover a wide field—from an endeavour to arrive at a just estimate of the physical in life to a detailed discussion of the question ...
— Mountain Meditations - and some subjects of the day and the war • L. Lind-af-Hageby

... social, which women in England and continental Europe have for centuries occupied, may be gauged from an examination of the feminist movement in a very enlightened country, say Germany. The laws of Germany were founded on the Corpus Juris of the Romans, a stern code which relegates women to the position of chattels. And chattels they have been in Germany, until very recent years, when through the intelligent persistence ...
— What eight million women want • Rheta Childe Dorr

... the sites of organizations who filed amicus briefs in support of the ACLU's challenges to the Community [sic] Decency Act (CDA) and COPA [the Children's Online Protection Act], and from Internet portals, political Web sites, feminist Web sites, hate speech sites, gambling sites, religious sites, gay pride/homosexual sites, alcohol, tobacco, and drug sites, pornography sites, new sites, violent game sites, safe sex sites, and pro and anti-abortion sites listed on the popular Web directory, ...
— Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Ruling • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

... time the women of the South, consciously or unconsciously, were subject to these unwritten rules. Today in increasing numbers the women, particularly the younger women, are declaring their independence by their conduct. It has not become a feminist revolt, for many have not thought out the situation and have not recognized the source of their restrictions. The statutes of some of the Southern States, moreover, still contain many of the old common law restrictions upon women's independence of action. More and more ...
— The New South - A Chronicle Of Social And Industrial Evolution • Holland Thompson

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