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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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(81.) See Sarah Boonin, Please Stop Thinking about Tomorrow: Building a Feminist Movement on College Campuses for Today, in CATCHING A WAVE: RECLAIMING FEMINISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY 147 (Rory Dicker & Alison Piepmeier, eds.
Feminism is not just a Western concept and our own religion enjoins equal rights for men and women.
"Kangana may have done highest grossers of all time for women but its a gross way of looking at life and cinema, films like Mother India and Queen will never feature on such lists but in true sense they are the pioneers of feminism in cinema," she tweeted.
In the second half of the piece, she says, in part: "It almost seems like now is the women's turn to eat' hellip Instead of having a society where men and women are equal, what we have are strong, independent women and weak, contemptible men hellip Modern feminism is hurting women again.
Despite the increasing popularity of feminism in the culture at large, these pieces reveal how very far feminism is from being the inclusive, vital political movement it needs to be by presenting the voices of women it has failed to truly embrace.
Feminism recognises that women are less privileged than men in today's world - not that women deserve more rights because they are superior to men.
Collaboratively compiled and co-edited by writer, editor, and museum administrator Jessica Hoffmann and Daria Yudacufski (Executive Director of Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative at USC), "Feminisms in Motion: Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation" presents highlights from 10 years of make/shift magazine, providing a wide-ranging look at contemporary intersectional feminist thought and action.
Google has defined a feminist or feminism as seeking to establish equal opportunities for women.
Critique: Unique, informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, "The Periodic Table of Feminism" is an inherently fascinating contribution to the growing library of feminist literature and unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library collections.
This is where the actual problem lies; woman around the globe believe in one definition of feminism and they think that their definition of feminism is the right definition of feminism.
I think they even don't know the meaning of feminism. As we live in a islamic based country so it's time to think about this concept of feminism.
The truth is that feminism is a movement with adherents belonging to diverse cultures and the doctrine in striving for equality and equity for women.