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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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Importantly, the LTTE represents an anti-state group that perceives itself as "liberatory", fighting to protect the interests of its nation, including the liberation of women from conventional feminine roles (Alison, 2004; De Mel, 2003).
In the latter part of the 20th century and now in this 21st century, the so-called liberation of women has resulted in their involving themselves in behaviors that formerly have been primarily those of men.
They spearheaded the liberation of women from bonds of poverty and social discrimination and empowered them to become their own agents of change.
Some of them agree with conservatives that Paul believed in the validity of gender hierarchies, but they also argue that Paul cannot be the ultimate authority for modern Christianity regarding the liberation of women, because he lived in a different time with different views of the role of women.
Feminist biblical interpretation focuses on restoring the canonicity of the Bible by Insisting that what is normative, what is the authoritative Word of God, is only that which embraces the liberation of women and, indeed, all the marginalized people of God.
The October Revolution of 1917 brought to power a radical socialist government that denounced the family as a bourgeois institution, undermined the institution of marriage, and promised the liberation of women.
Kolbenschlag was a member of the Catholic Sisters of Humility of Mary, a feminist theologian, author of six books on the spiritual and psychological liberation of women, a working psychotherapist, and social philosopher.
Like the other novels in Walker's expanding ceuvre to which it is organically related, By the Light of My Father's Smile is a manifesto demanding the liberation of women from all forms of oppression which would deny them access to the knowledge and power of the body and the erotic.
When they come to write the history of the liberation of women in the 20th century, the importance of Marks & Spencer's tagliatelle with ham and mushroom sauce must rank right up there alongside the Pankhurst sisters.
1 Some important issues relating to the Jain ideal have been discussed by Padmanabh Jaini in his Gender and Salvation: Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991; reprint, New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1992).
Yet the liberation of rhetoric (the sentimental semiotic) does not automatically coincide with the liberation of women.
Amin believed that the liberation of women was the first step for the improvement of Egyptian society; after all how would a society advance if its rulers were brought up by ignorant and uneducated women.