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[fem-uh-nist] /ˈfɛm ə nɪst/

adjective, Sometimes, feministic
advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
an advocate of such rights.
a person who advocates equal rights for women
of, relating to, or advocating feminism

1893, from French féministe (1872); cf. feminism. As an adjective by 1897. Womanist sometimes was tried as a native alternative.


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