feminist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj feminist of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women "feminist critique"
    • n feminist a supporter of feminism
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n feminist An advocate of the claims of women as the equals of men in the realms of literature and art as well as in the sociological world.
    • n feminist One who devotes himself to the study of woman, especially from the physiological and medical points of view.
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Quotations

  • Julie Burchill
    Julie%20Burchill
    “A good part -- and definitely the most fun part -- of being a feminist is about frightening men.”
  • Sally Kempton
    Sally Kempton
    “I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.”
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham%20Lewis
    “As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet.”
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca%20West
    “People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.”
  • Florence King
    Florence%20King
    “During the feminist seventies men were caught between a rock and a hard-on; in the fathering eighties they are caught between good hugs and bad hugs.”
  • Susie Orbach
    Susie Orbach
    “Fat is a social disease, and fat is a feminist issue.”

Usage

In literature:

Only recently has she been indicated as her nation's first folklorist and feminist!
"Brazilian Tales" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
I am not a feminist.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
America is in the hands of the feminists, all right, and it's the fault of several generations of mama's boys.
"The Deadly Daughters" by Winston K. Marks
Una was facing the feminist problem, without knowing what the word "feminist" meant.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
They have a Feministe Movement in France.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
Masculine depravity rebels against it, and the whole modern feministic movement shakes it to the base.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
You called yourself a feminist, but you, and women like you, are feminists only when it's convenient.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
It is to be found in American feminism, and feminist America is an entirely different thing from feminine America.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
They (the Feminists) want to destroy womanhood.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
Viewed from this point, the play might very well be classified as feministic.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
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In news:

He proudly held up a T-shirt bearing the declaration at a feminist forum a few blocks away from the White House.
Folk music and a collection of feminist poetry may well be dead giveaways that there is a liberal in the house.
Porn star turned feminist ecosexual Annie Sprinkle is coming to Eugene tonight.
A French Feminist Fights the New Feminine Mystique.
Reacting to the shameful prosecution of the punk band/feminist art collective Pussy Riot, the Washington Post compared their treatment to the treatment of dissidents under Stalin .
"The Master's tools will never dismantle the Master's house," advises feminist Audre Lorde in her famous essay.
Feminist punk legend Poly Styrene is set to release Generation Indigo, her first album of new material since her 1980 solo record Translucence, on April 26th.
Women Deserve More Than Having Rights Subverted By Pro-life 'feminist' Groups.
Ubiquitous on the Manhattan social scene ORGANIZATION Feminists for Animal Rights (F.
However, Swazi feminist and gender activist Doo Aphane said Wamukoya's appointment represented a special moment for women in her country and beyond.
That was in college when I had a feminist poetry class, and also the last time I read such material in depth.
The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy.
Why 'The End of Men' isn't a ' triumphantly feminist manifesto.
Now widely read and acclaimed as an American "Madame Bovary," the novel has become a cornerstone of feminist literature.
Feminist Businesses See the Future, and Decide It's Unisex .
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In science:

In the bibliography the text also listed authors such as Lupasco: the included middle being given as an example of ”feminist logic”.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
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