- the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
- Older Use. feminine character.
Origin of feminism
Examples from the Web for feminism
Here she is in June saying “Trans politics and feminism have never been headed to the same place.”Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism
January 3, 2015
Lepore has a different, though still linear, metaphor for the history of feminism: “a river, wending.”
The Secret History of Wonder Woman is about sex, politics, love, loss, feminism, and a family.
PBS ran a program featuring Sommers and Paglia called “Has feminism gone too far?”Carol Shields’s Tale Of Secondhand Life
October 26, 2014
Clearly, something other than feminism and the sexual revolution must be at play.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality
October 25, 2014
Observe that I say ‘femininity,’ a privilege—not ‘feminism,’ an attitude.Chance
They are the real interests of feminism because they have produced it.A Preface to Politics
It will be seen from this how little he is involved by feminism.Browning's Heroines
Ethel Colburn Mayne
With flies, feminism is brought frankly into the love mechanism.The Natural Philosophy of Love
Remy de Gourmont
The aims of Feminism are being realised in unforeseen developments.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
- a doctrine or movement that advocates equal rights for women
Word Origin and History for feminism
The doctrine — and the political movement based on it — that women should have the same economic, social, and political rights as men. (See under “Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology.”)
A movement for granting women political, social, and economic equality with men. (See women's movement.)