Defining Feminism: A Comparative Historical Approach

  title={Defining Feminism: A Comparative Historical Approach},
  author={Karen M. Offen},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={119 - 157}
  • K. Offen
  • Published 1 October 1988
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
What is feminism? Who is a feminist? How do we understand feminism across national boundaries? Across cultures? Across centuries? These questions and their corollaries are raised every day, both here and abroad, by activists in the contemporary women's movement, by scholars, in the press, and in informal conversation. Everyone seems to have different answers, and every answer is infused with a political and emotional charge. To many people, inside and outside of the academy, the word "feminism… 

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