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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
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Adherence to or antipathy toward feminist beliefs, as well as hostile sexism, move different sets of voters in opposite directions.
Data from the 2004 American National Election Study showed that neither gender nor generation achieved a significant impact on feminist beliefs. Men's and women's exposure to the feminist movement, the ideals that the movement sought, and certain policies advanced by the movement, such as abortion rights, achieve disparate impact across generations among women and among men.
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).
Thus, we wanted to understand further how our female feminist colleagues negotiate decisions about scholarly work when institutional and colleagues' values may conflict with their feminist beliefs. Women then became the focus of this work, since by virtue of their sex at least, our male feminist colleagues would be perceived with less bias in the patriarchal power hierarchy of the academy.
Most of Siemsen's defenders found that their commitment to fighting for fairness, upholding the Constitution, and defending their underdog clients coexisted with their feminist beliefs: They see fairness--for women, for poor people, for minorities, for immigrants, and for individuals charged by powerful governments with crimes--as a principle that encompasses both feminism and criminal defense.
Her feminist beliefs are destined to clash with a college board whose views on a woman's place inside the home make the Taliban look like woolly liberals.
McIlvanney finds the narrator of La Femme gelee guilty of mauvaise foi, since her critique of patriarchy is accompanied by apparent acquiescence to it: 'the courage required to espouse feminist beliefs from within the haven of conventionality which is marriage and motherhood is rather less that that needed to reject the shelter they provide in the first place' (p.
Both groups believed that a typical feminist held stronger radical, socialist, and cultural feminist beliefs than they themselves did, although the discrepancies were greater for nonfeminists.
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. In 1994 she choreographed Swan Lake, titling it Heavenly Erotic Poem of Swan.
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.