Definition of feminism in English:

feminism

noun

  • The advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.

    • ‘This was not feminism, indeed the second wave of feminism was largely a reaction against it.’
    • ‘At some other point in the interview he accused feminism of being a father-hating movement.’
    • ‘Did militant feminism require women to give up their womanhood and adopt masculinity?’
    • ‘But if it does need more explanation, let me do so by looking at the history of feminism.’
    • ‘Of course there were feminists, but this was a long time before feminism went mainstream.’
    • ‘As a man who is committed to social justice, I have always been a supporter of feminism.’
    • ‘One would like to request the filmmaker at least to do some reading on feminism.’
    • ‘Is there any conflict between Islamic feminism and radical or socialist feminisms?’
    • ‘Archival feminist film research is one central strand of feminism and film studies.’
    • ‘Liberal feminism has equal rights for men and women as its major concern.’
    • ‘Equality feminism and American liberalism seek equality for every individual.’
    • ‘For liberal feminism, censorship in one area cannot be separated from censorship in another.’
    • ‘Liberal feminism looks at the roles women play in world politics and asks why they are marginalized.’
    • ‘Not every dictionary or thesaurus acknowledges the opposite of feminism and feminist.’
    • ‘There are few persons today who would openly oppose the general principles of equality that drive feminism.’
    • ‘The other aspect of her conservatism which seems most unsavoury today is her hostility to feminism.’
    • ‘This is one part of feminism which will never be subject to revisionism.’
    • ‘The Government must be proud of its feminism and of what it claims to stand for.’
    • ‘Aggressive feminism and political correctness have filled the vacuum of religious authority.’
    • ‘Militarism was developed as an antidote to feminism just as much as it was designed to fight socialism.’
    the women's movement, the feminist movement, women's liberation, female emancipation, women's rights
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Origin

Late 19th century: from French féminisme.

Pronunciation

feminism

/ˈfeməˌnizəm//ˈfɛməˌnɪzəm/