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feminism

 [fem´ĭ-nizm]
old term for feminization (def. 2).

feminism

[L. femininus]
1. The development of female secondary sexual characteristics in a man.
2. A political philosophy whose aim is to advance the standing of women in society.
See: gynecomastia

feminism

the appearance or existence of female secondary sex characters in the male.
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Lenin promised equality of the sexes in the labor force, and the Soviets see themselves as having already achieved many of the objectives of Western feminism.
Reportedly, Doyle was unaware that her image that became the classic symbol of empowerment and equality of the sexes.
The other area in which I seem to have stepped back a few decades is in equality of the sexes.
The education system is supposed to equip youngsters for a world of equality of the sexes, yet it sends out mixed messages.
Known for its belief in total equality of the sexes and reliance on prophetic utterings by its members, Montanism was centered for four hundred years in the towns of Pepouza and Tymion, now in modern western Turkey.
If you believe in the equality of the sexes ( and I most fervently do ( then women have a right to go to war if they choose.
This is all very good as it brings about a greater equality of the sexes.
It also resulted in near equality of the sexes on the benches - there are now 29 women and 30 men compared with 24 women and 34 men before.
These include, so far, Christine de Pizan's debate over the Romance of the Rose, Marie Dentiere's epistles and History of the Deliverance of Geneva by Protestants, Marie de Gournay's Equality of Men and Women, Francois de La Barre's Equality of the Sexes and Education of Women, selections from the works of the Dames des Roches, and Madeleine de Scudery's orations and rhetorical dialogues.
In classical philosophy the soul was in principle sexless, and this was also true of early Christian theology, which preached the spiritual equality of the sexes.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King is the winner of this year's Elizabeth Blackwell award, an honor for women championing equality of the sexes that was named for the first American woman to earn a medical degree.
The Shaker practices of simplicity, celibacy, equality of the sexes and races, communal sharing, hospitality, nonviolence, and the holiness even of life's most ordinary labors grew from this belief that they were living now the Resurrection life.
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