What is feminism?

  • (noun): A doctrine that advocates equal rights for women.
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Feminism

Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. In addition, feminism seeks to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist is "an advocate or supporter of the rights and equality of women".

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Shira Tarrant - Writings
... Shira Tarrant is the author of Men and Feminism (Seal Press), When Sex Became Gender (Routledge) and editor of the anthology Men Speak Out Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge) ... Within Tarrant’s Men and Feminism, the first chapter titled “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” introduces the issues of modern feminism, its growing ... The chapter prefaces the book by defining feminism as “a movement for ending all forms of oppression, including gender based oppression” and explains the ...
Anarchist Schools Of Thought - Contemporary Developments - Anarcha-feminism
... Anarcha-feminism (occasionally called anarcho-feminism) is a form of anarchism that synthesizes radical feminism and anarchism that views patriarchy (male domination over ... Anarcha-feminism was inspired in the late 19th century by the writings of early feminist anarchists such as Lucy Parsons, Emma Goldman and Voltairine de Cleyre ...
Louise Lind-af-Hageby - Ideas - Feminism
... Following the lead of Frances Power Cobbe, Lind af Hageby regarded feminism and animal rights (and, in particular, vegetarianism), as strongly linked, seeing the advance of women as essential to civilization, and the ... Craig Buettinger writes that feminism and anti-vivisection were strongly linked in the UK, where the comparison between the treatment of woman and animals at ...
Feminism - Reactions - Anti-feminism
... Main article Anti-feminism Anti-feminism is opposition to feminism in some or all of its forms ... In the nineteenth century, anti-feminism was mainly focused on opposition to women's suffrage ... Some people have opposed feminism on the grounds that they believe it is contrary to traditional values or religious beliefs ...

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Famous quotes containing the word feminism:

    It’s important to remember that feminism is no longer a group of organizations or leaders. It’s the expectations that parents have for their daughters, and their sons, too. It’s the way we talk about and treat one another. It’s who makes the money and who makes the compromises and who makes the dinner. It’s a state of mind. It’s the way we live now.
    Anna Quindlen (20th century)

    ... feminism is a political term and it must be recognized as such: it is political in women’s terms. What are these terms? Essentially it means making connections: between personal power and economic power, between domestic oppression and labor exploitation, between plants and chemicals, feelings and theories; it means making connections between our inside worlds and the outside world.
    Anica Vesel Mander, U.S. author and feminist, and Anne Kent Rush (b. 1945)

    “I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,” she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
    Marilyn French (b. 1929)