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feminism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈfemɪnɪzəm/
the belief that women should have the same economic, social, and political rights as menHuman rights
feminist noun [C] someone who supports feminism: a radical feministHuman rights feminist adjective feminist literature a feminist writer
Translations of “feminism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 女權主義, 女權運動…
in Russian феминизм…
in Turkish kadın haklarını savunma inancı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女权主义, 女权运动…
in Polish feminizm…
(Definition of feminism from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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