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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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Ensler said her dream was for the Pope to support their cause and talk about the liberation of women.
The movement for the liberation of women was to be a movement of women as well as a movement for women.
The resurgence of Islamists is striking out one of the hopes for prosperity which the UN Arab report cited the liberation of women and their enlistment into the work-force.
There is a lack of electricity to power the sewage plants and the sewage is being pumped into the rivers.' Ramadani concluded his presentation by referring to the liberation of women as another justification for intervention both in the context of Afghanistan or Iraq.
There are many Kurdish female personalities that are both inspiring, and important to highlight on International Women's Day and other events that are related to the liberation of women. For instance, Hapsa Khan is one of my favorite female personalities in Kurdistan.
Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi is a revised and fully elaborated articulation of this claim, the author now contending that Sabbateanism offered a complete reconceptualization of women's status, indeed, the empowerment and liberation of women.
At least, that's the way it looks.All three of her fea- ture-length movies have been banned in Lebanon, while she has come under regu- lar attack for daring to make movies about politics and the sexual and social liberation of women in her native country.
Specifically, drawing on Barbara Taylor's argument that until 1845 utopian thinkers in England viewed feminism and socialism as fundamentally connected, Campbell's thesis is that Henderson's "life of social activism was a powerful evocation of the 'ideological tie' between the liberation of women and the liberation of the working class." (5)
It is not accurate to state that Goldman "thought the professions should be shut to her gender." In "The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation" she explicitly states that it is "fair and just" for women to have professional opportunities; her point is that these women should not accept the restrictions of bourgeois respectability as the price of their success, nor should they imagine that their individual upward mobility will lead to the liberation of women generally.
GREATER WEALTH strongly correlates with property fights, the rule of law, education, the liberation of women, a free press, and social tolerance.
Ghannouchi's return has raised the concerns of some groups in Tunisian society especially those who call for the liberation of women and secularism.
Svetlana Tomic explores the contributions of female teachers and writers to the liberation of women in Serbian society.