feminism

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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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The WWHP was founded when Lisa Connelly Cook, while doing graduate studies at Clark University, discovered information on the 1850 Worcester Woman's Rights Convention.
Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York.
When the Morgentaler ruling was handed down in January 1988, the decision was not based on a woman's rights, but on a procedural matter: it was contended that the system of Therapeutic Abortion Committees caused undue delay to pregnant women, and might even put them at risk of death.
Gurko (1974) represents this perspective when she decisively declares, "with the coming of the Civil War, all woman's rights activities stopped" (p.