Definition of postfeminist in English:


Syllabification: post·fem·i·nist
Pronunciation: /postˈfemənist


  • Coming after the feminism of the 1960s and subsequent decades, in particular moving beyond or rejecting some of the ideas of feminism as out of date.
    More example sentences
    • It is too easy to skip over feminism in these self-proclaimed post-feminist times.
    • Mothers of America, it's time to talk back and refute insulting post-feminist propaganda.
    • Lisa clearly comes from this generation of sexually-empowered post-feminist females; Matt is just old enough to find it novel.


Back to top  
  • A person who rejects some earlier feminist ideas as out of date.
    More example sentences
    • She and her peers were not so much feminist as postfeminist; they'd reaped the benefits of Title IX, the 1972 law mandating gender equality in scholastic athletics.
    • Reports the sociology professor: ‘My biggest surprise in teaching here is that I am coming across growing numbers of postfeminist college women.’
    • Dark Angel appears to be the usual postmodern, postfeminist representation of the female action hero with (at least) a reversal or (at most) a mixture of traditional gender traits.



More example sentences
  • This feminist novel has already traveled into the era of post-feminism.
  • The apparent popularity of post-feminism should give feminists pause particularly because the post-feminist strain veils deep-seated conservatism.
  • In this kind of environment, post-feminism confronts the young feminist as something of a briar patch to be negotiated with care.

More definitions of postfeminist

Definition of postfeminist in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
a small amount; a little