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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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Hannigan calls for a "feminist paradigm" whereby those in a female-intensive profession critique the constructed knowledge and create anew from a rich reserve of women's history and feminist criticism.
Gender as it relates to international adoption features in Sawin's narrative analysis exploring the construction of parenthood and family through a lens combining folkloristic and feminist paradigms. She questions the universality of concepts like parenthood and family, and shows how gender, especially the female identity of adoptive mothers, birth mothers, and some adopted children, impacts the adoption process and the experience of participants.
It would have been well to have an additional section describing some contemporary formations of Black internationalist feminist paradigms.
The authors' textual analysis is woven around Post-colonial and Feminist paradigms with a view to highlighting the enduring need for female discovery, assertion and self-realisation for survival in neocolonial Nigeria.
Another significant event was the awarding of the 2010 Inaugural AWGSA PhD Award for the most outstanding doctoral thesis completed at an Australian university with the last 2 years that clearly and extensively engages with feminist paradigms. The joint winners of the award were Dr Sally Newman (Monash) and Dr Jessica Cadwallader (Macquarie).
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