women's liberation


women's liberation
   aggressive feminism
   For most men, and many women, a dysphemism, especially when shortened to women's lib:
    Women's lib meant more than burning your bra. It meant total commitment to the programme of women's superiority over men. (Sharpe, 1976)
   An enthusiast may be called a women's libber or libber, which latter was once the job title of a castrator of pigs — further comment seems inappropriate:
    You make me sound like the worst sort of Women's Libber, an aggressive great Lesbian with a foul placard. (Pilcher, 1988)
    She's gone to join some women friends. Libbers, you know. (I. Murdoch, 1980)

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  • women's liberation — women s liberationist. a movement to combat sexual discrimination and to gain full legal, economic, vocational, educational, and social rights and opportunities for women, equal to those of men. Also called women s liberation movement, women s… …   Universalium

  • women's liberation — women s liberationist. a movement to combat sexual discrimination and to gain full legal, economic, vocational, educational, and social rights and opportunities for women, equal to those of men. Also called women s liberation movement, women s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Women's Liberation — N UNCOUNT: oft N n Women s Liberation is the belief and aim that women should have the same rights and opportunities in society as men. [OLD FASHIONED] Syn: feminism …   English dictionary

  • women's liberation — n. women s liberation movement directed towards equal rights for women …   English contemporary dictionary

  • women’s liberation — ➡ women’s lib * * * …   Universalium

  • women's liberation — women s libe ration noun uncount OLD FASHIONED FEMINISM …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • women's liberation — noun a) The freedom of women from sexism; equal rights for women. Fourier was the most ardent and voluminous advocate of womens liberation and of sexual freedom among the early socialists. b) A campaign for this goal. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • women's liberation — noun the liberation of women from inequalities and subservient status in relation to men, and from attitudes causing these (now generally replaced by the term feminism) …   English new terms dictionary

  • women's liberation — /wɪmənz lɪbəˈreɪʃən / (say wimuhnz libuh rayshuhn) noun → women s movement. Also, women s lib /wɪmənz ˈlɪb/ (say wimuhnz lib) …   Australian English dictionary


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