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Feminism

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Feminism consists of (a) the belief in the necessity of political, economic and social equality of the sexes and (b) organized activities on behalf of women's rights and interests. Etymologically, feminism is derived from the French term féminisme, connoting femininity in the mid eighteenth century. It was in the mid twentieth century that feminism first emerged as a term for ...

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