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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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These findings are critical when one questions how feminist policy questions will be approached and responded to by the public and political elites in the future as feminist beliefs may be a less meaningful precursor to both feminist policy support and issues framed in feminist terms than they have been in the past.
Two further chapters outline the varieties of feminist belief, while the remainder of the study is devoted to a detailed examination of "three feminist utopian narratives that go beyond stasis to pragmatism" (xvi): Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), Monique Wittig's Les Guerilleres (1969), and Doris Lessing's The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (1980).
Individual Values are defined in terms of participants' scholarly identity and feminist beliefs.
Contrary to feminist beliefs, originally neither marital status nor ownership were indicated by either Mrs or Miss.
Oshima has also addressed feminist issues in a culture not known for its feminist beliefs.
Go too far with our feminist beliefs and only non-believers will have any fun
While the book does provide criticisms of various philosophies from a feminist perspective, if one is looking for a philosophical examination of feminist beliefs, or an attempt to justify those beliefs, it is not found in this work.
What happened when feminist beliefs and practices faced the demands of organizational growth?
They love and respect one another and share strong feminist beliefs.
Journalist Sharon Taylor gives readers an update on the sometimes contradictory feminist beliefs of Davis, and documents the reports that she definitely likes younger men.
JERUSALEM) A young woman who refused to enlist in the Israeli army because it went against her feminist beliefs won an exemption from duty and stirred a nationwide debate on mandatory military service.