Definition of women's liberation in US English:

women's liberation


  • The advocacy of the liberation of women from inequalities and subservient status in relation to men, and from attitudes causing these (now generally replaced by the term feminism).

    • ‘She was a socialist, a passionate advocate of women's liberation, and fought all her life for revolutionary change.’
    • ‘In the course of the conference there there were a series of workshops: on the Middle East, on Cuba, on the national question in Scotland, on globalisation and on women's liberation.’
    • ‘Creating deeper connections between class, national liberation, and women's liberation struggles in our practice and theory can also benefit us all.’
    • ‘This time we will have to fight for them in a different way - by showing the integral connection between socialism and women's liberation.’
    • ‘Lennon's interview with Ali and Blackburn, published in the Red Mole socialist newspaper, touched on racism, women's liberation, revolution, workers' control of industry and socialism.’
    • ‘Now young women have to grapple with being told (by the tabloids) that Jordan is the epitome of sexiness, and at the same time (by feminists) that she's a symbol of women's liberation.’
    • ‘Debates and discussion will consider the left after the election, oppression and resistance in Africa, the struggle for women's liberation, Latin America and other subjects.’
    • ‘They are not infected with rote Western concepts of gay liberation or women's liberation.’
    • ‘International Women's Day is on 8 March - Socialist Worker celebrates the day with some words from women who have led radical movements or fought for women's liberation and socialism’
    • ‘But though it was short-lived, the revolution and Kollontai's writings signpost the road to women's liberation, and sexual freedom for the whole of humanity.’
    • ‘And women's liberation as an ideology has come up against the limits of capitalist society.’
    • ‘It was a broadly based movement committed to a programme of social reform, women's liberation, national liberation and parliamentary democracy.’
    • ‘Especially now, when the social movement for women's liberation has been replaced by different feminist camps in academia and elsewhere that hold each other in mutual contempt or barely communicate at all.’
    • ‘I have no intention of offending her but it behooves me to remind her that feminist extremism works against genuine women's liberation.’
    • ‘The LCR also dealt with questions like globalisation, women's liberation, gay rights, anti-racism and reform of the drugs laws, and attracted a younger electorate.’
    • ‘By that time a new phase of feminism, the self-styled women's liberation movement, had burst onto the political scene.’
    • ‘Veteran feminist Doris Lessing, for example, believes new Stateside technologies like washing machines and vacuum cleaners did more for women's liberation than a thousand bra-burning marches.’
    • ‘Also I have never separated the class struggle from the struggle for women's liberation or against religious oppression.’
    • ‘The Bolsheviks were also committed to women's liberation.’
    • ‘She believed that Victorian women had a privileged place which women's liberation - another rationalist movement tampering with the natural order - threatened to undermine.’
    the women's movement, the feminist movement, female emancipation, women's rights
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