Feminism definitions

fĕm'ə-nĭz'əm
Belief in or advocacy of women's social, political, and economic rights, especially with regard to equality of the sexes.
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The movement organized around this belief.
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Feminine qualities.
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Feminism is defined as a movement for equal rights for women.

The women who fought to have the right to vote, called Suffragettes, are an early example of feminism.

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(dated) The state of being feminine. [from 1851; less common after 1895]
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A social theory or political movement arguing that legal and social restrictions on females must be removed in order to bring about equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life.
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Origin of feminism

From French féminisme circa 1837, ultimately from Latin fēminīnus, 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.