Feminism Debate Glossary

27 Feminism terms

biological difference
noun
Share on Pinterest "Sex" generally refers to biological differences. The differences between male and female sexes are anatomical and physiological. "Sex" tends to relate to biological differences. For instance, male and female genitalia, both internal and external are different.
fr: différence biologique
complete equality
noun
Equality. Equality is when things are the same (equal) in some particular way. You had to rethink your campaign for equality in the household when you realized this meant doing your own laundry and sharing the remote control.
fr: égalité complète
Economic Empowerment
noun
Economic empowerment is the capacity of women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognise the value of their contributions, respect their dignity and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth.
fr: Émancipation économique
empower
noun
Give (someone) the authority or power to do something.
fr: habiliter
equality
noun
Equality is when things are the same (equal) in some particular way. You had to rethink your campaign for equality in the household when you realized this meant doing your own laundry and sharing the remote control.
fr: égalité
femanist movement
noun
The feminist movement (also known as the women's movement, or simply feminism) refers to a series of political campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, all of which fall under the label of ...
fr: mouvement féministe
femanist movement
noun
The feminist movement (also known as the women's movement, or simply feminism) refers to a series of political campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, all of which fall under the label of ...
fr: mouvement féministe
feminist
noun
A person who supports feminism.
fr: féministe
feminist theory
noun
Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional, or philosophical discourse. It aims to understand the nature of gender inequality.
fr: théorie féministe
gender
noun
Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female.
fr: le sexe
gender equality
noun
The state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender.
fr: égalité des sexes
inequality
noun
Difference in size, degree, circumstances, etc.; lack of equality.
fr: inégalité
man
noun
An adult human male.
fr: homme
Ninetaenth Amendment
noun
The Nineteenth Amendment Amendment XIX to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
fr: Dix-neuvième amendement
pay gap
noun
Also waae gap wage differential the difference between the average pay of two different groups of people, for example men and women: the gender pay gap. pay gap between sb (and sb) With wages for lower-skill jobs held in check by a labor surplus, the pay gap between executives and the workers is widening.
fr: écart de rémunération
prostitution
noun
The practice or ocaupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment.
fr: la prostitution
reproduction
noun
The action or process of copying something.
fr: la reproduction
reproductive rights
noun
Reproductive rights are legal rigats and freedoms relating to reproduction and reproductive health that vary amongst countries around the world. The World Health Organization defines reproductive rights as follows:.
fr: droits reproductifs
second class citizen
noun
A person belonging to a social or political group whose rights and opportunities are inferior to those of the dominant group in a society.
fr: citoyen de seconde classe
second class citizen
noun
A person belonging to a social or political group whose rights and opportunities are inferior to those of the dominant group in a society.
fr: citoyen de seconde classe
sex
noun
Chiefly with reference to people sexual activity, including specifically sexual intercourse.
fr: sexe
sex work
noun
Sex work is the provision of sexual services for money or goods. Sex workers are women, men and transgendered people who receive money or goods in exchange for sexual services, and who consciously define those activities as income generating even if they do not consider sex work as their occupation.
fr: travail du sexe
sex worker
noun
Sex work is the provision of sexual services for money or goods. Sex workers are women, men and transgendered people who receive money or goods in exchange for sexual services, and who consciously define those activities as income generating even if they do not consider sex work as their occupation.
fr: travailleur du sexe
sexual equality
noun
The state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender.
fr: égalité sexuelle
sexual exploitation
noun
Sexual exploitation is an act or acts committed through non-consensual abuse or exploitation of another person's sexuality for the purpose of sexual gratification, financial gain, personal benefit or advantage, or any other non-legitimate purpose.
fr: exploitation sexuelle
the right to vote
noun
Suffrage, political franchise, or simply franchise is the right to vote in public, political elections (although the term is sometimes used for any right to vote). ... In most democracies, eligible voters can vote in elections of representatives. Voting on issues by referendum may also be available.
fr: le droit de vote
woman
noun
An adult human female.
fr: femme