From Frenchféminisme circa 1837, ultimately from Latinfēminīnus, from fēmina (“woman”). First recorded in English in 1851, originally meaning "the state of being feminine." Sense of "advocacy of women's rights" is from 1895.
Feminism Sentence Examples
By the late 1960s, feminism and the equal rights movement were in full swing.
Needless to say, the authors take a pretty dim view of feminism.
I also want to briefly challenge organizations on the revolutionary left such as the SWP who are critical of feminism and women's autonomy.
Nudist writing intersected with a raft of other modern discourses-heliotherapy (sun-cure), sexology, socialism, feminism, and eugenics.
Girlishness was "in" during the 1980s, which many saw as a backlash against the feminism of the 1970s.