women's liberation


a movement to combat sexual discrimination and to gain full legal, economic, vocational, educational, and social rights and opportunities for women, equal to those of men.

Origin of women's liberation

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called women's liberation movement, women's movement, women's lib.

Related forms

women's liberationist, women's libber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for women's libber

Women's Liberation


a movement directed towards the removal of attitudes and practices that preserve inequalities based upon the assumption that men are superior to womenAlso called: women's lib
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