Feminism vs Retardation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between feminism and retardation

is that feminism is (dated) the state of being feminine while retardation is the act of retarding or delaying; hindrance.

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

    retardation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of retarding or delaying; hindrance.
  • The extent to which anything is retarded; the result of any retarding or delay; mental, social, or physical slowness.
  • That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
  • (physics) Deceleration; reduction in the magnitude of velocity.
  • (music) A suspension which resolves upwards.
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