Equality vs Feminism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between equality and feminism

is that equality is (uncountable) the fact of being equal while feminism is (dated) the state of being feminine.

equality

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Noun

  • (uncountable) The fact of being equal.
  • (uncountable, mathematics) The fact of being equal, of having the same value.
  • (uncountable) The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.
  • Synonyms

    * (fact of being equal ): equivalence parity,

    Antonyms

    * (fact of being equal ): difference, inequality * (equal treatment of people ): discrimination, inequality nonequivilence

    feminism

    Noun

  • (dated) The state of being feminine.
  • A social theory or political movement arguing that legal and social restrictions on females must be removed in order to bring about equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , date = 1926-11-27 , title = The Talk of the Town , magazine = The New Yorker , issn = 0028-792X , page = 17 , passage = Women are still forbidden to smoke there... Ardent though we are in feminism , we applaud this stand... }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1996 , author = Jan Jindy Pettman , title = Worlding Women: A feminist international politics , pages = ix-x , passage = There are by now many feminisms' (Tong, 1989; Humm, 1992). Alongside and often overlapping with older-identified distinctions between liberal, socialist, radical and cultural '''feminisms''', for example (important as they are in their different accounts of sexual difference and gender power), are variously named black, third-world ethnic-minority ' feminisms , themselves far from homogenous. }}

    Antonyms

    * antifeminism * masculism

    Derived terms

    * cyberfeminism * ecofeminism * feminazi * feminist * feministic * first-wave feminism * fourth-wave feminism * postfeminism * profeminism * second-wave feminism * third-wave feminism

    See also

    * egalitarianism, equalism , Wicca English words suffixed with -ism