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Can you help me to get started with the definitions of the terms feminist and feminism?

Summarize these definitions to come up with definitions that correctly define both and write about what have you learned about the perceptions of feminism.

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Let's take a closer look at some definitions of the two concepts so you to consider when developing your two definitions.


Feminism Definitions from Encarta World English Dictionary:

1. belief in women's rights: belief in the need to secure rights and opportunities for women equal to those of men, or a commitment to securing these

2. movement for women's rights: the movement committed to securing and defending rights and opportunities for women that are equal to those of men.

From another source, feminism is defined:

1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
2. (sometimes initial capital letter ) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
3. feminine character. (dictionary.reference.com/browse/feminist)

"Feminism is the radical ...

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The definition of feminism is presented. References are also provided to further validate the findings.