Feminism

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'''Feminism''' refers to a group of political ideologies and movements based around promotion of social and political equality of [[human]] females in society. Pre-industrial [[civilization]] had considerable levels of institutionalized [[sexism]] and was male-dominated. Emerging from egalitarian ideals that arose in the [[Age of Enlightenment]], feminism began in the 19th century CE and scored major victories in the 20th century. Feminism has largely been successful in the developed world, enfranchising the female portion of the citizenry of such nations, opening up career opportunities, and instilling a greater degree of prominence and respect for women. That said, sexism is far from eliminated, especially in less-developed parts of the world, and there are movements that seek to reverse feminist progress.
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'''Feminism''' refers to a group of political ideologies and movements based around promotion of social and political equality of [[human]] females in society. Pre-industrial [[civilization]] had considerable levels of institutionalized [[sexism]] and was male-dominated. Emerging from egalitarian ideals that arose in the [[Age of Enlightenment]], feminism began as a political movement around the mid 19th century CE and scored major victories in the 20th century. Feminism has largely been successful in the developed world, enfranchising the female portion of the citizenry of such nations, opening up career opportunities, and instilling a greater degree of prominence and respect for women. That said, sexism is far from eliminated, especially in less-developed parts of the world, and there are movements that seek to reverse feminist progress.
  
 
== Sub Movements of Feminism ==
 
== Sub Movements of Feminism ==

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