The philosophical commitment to the end of sexual inequality and to the full empowerment of women.
Theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes. [bell hooks
Movement advocating equal rights, status, ability and treatment of women, based on the belief that women are not in any way inferior to men.
The belief that all people - both women and men - are equal and that they should be valued equally and have equal rights.
Seeks to counterbalance the androcentric bias inherent in much 'scientific' research. Feminism, Positivism
The belief in the value of women and a woman-centered perspective and the advocacy of social, political, and economic equality for both women and men.
A reform movement aiming at the social, educational, and political equality of women with men. Feminist literary criticism focuses on how sex roles are depicted in literature and how they affect the writing of literature.
Feminism is an extremely broad and diverse term that focuses on the examination of sex and gender. It captures an expansive history of, and debate about, personal identity, political action, philosophical inquiry, and literature and literary studies. Feminism itself can be characterized as a movement, a mindset, or a way of being; feminists have examined topics ranging from the unequal treatment of women in almost every aspect of daily life, to the restrictions of patriarchal culture and its oppression of women, to the intersecting forces of race, gender, sex, and class as they impact the possibilities of knowledge, representation, lived experience, cultural and historical interpretation, and the constitution of reality itself. Contemporary feminism can be traced through an extended history of women's activism, particularly the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s and 1970s. Critics have assailed what they argue is a single-minded, righteous, or anti-male intention within feminism, as the movement itself continues to expand and develop with both clarity and contradiction.
a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women
the movement aimed at equal rights for women
A school of though that examines the oppression, subjugation, or inequality of women. Feminism has flourished since the middle of the twentieth century and has taken different forms, focusing variously on language, the construction of power, and the institutions that perpetuate sexism.
A movement to end sexism and sexist oppression.
a movement within philosophy and other disciplines that (1) emphasizes the role of gender in shaping how we think and how society is structured, (2) focuses on the historical and social forces that have excluded women from full participation in the intellectual and political realms, and (3) strives to produce a society that recognizes women and men as both different and equal
advocacy of women's rights
A doctrine advocating social, political, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
The theory that women should have the same political, economic, and social rights as men.
a doctrine or movement advocating equal rights for women in social and political life
The view, articulated in the 19th century, that women are inherently equal to men and deserve equal rights and opportunities. More recently, a social and political movement that took hold in the United States in the late 1960s, soon spreading globally.
a philosophy embracing economics, politics, literature and indeed every aspect of the humanities, and which seeks to posit women on an equal footing with men; and in doing so to show how men have established and reinforced their historical dominance. The development of feminism has been rapid since 1945 but was articulated much earlier by Mary Wollstonecraft and Virginia Woolf.
Feminism is a collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies largely motivated by or concerned with the liberation of women. In simple terms, feminism is the belief in social, political and economic equality of the sexes, and a movement organized around the belief that gender should not be the pre-determinant factor shaping a person's social identity or socio-political or economic rights. A large portion of feminists are especially concerned with what they perceive to be the social, political and economic inequality between the sexes which favours the male gender; some have argued that gendered and sexed identities, such as "man" and "woman", are socially constructed.