Definition of feminism in English:

feminism

Line breaks: fem¦in|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]

The issue of rights for women first became prominent during the French and American revolutions in the late 18th century. In Britain it was not until the emergence of the suffragette movement in the late 19th century that there was significant political change. A ‘second wave’ of feminism arose in the 1960s, with an emphasis on unity and sisterhood; seminal figures included Betty Friedan and Germaine Greer

Origin

late 19th century: from French féminisme.

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