Definitions of feminism abound, but the bumper sticker that says, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are full persons” remains a good summary. Feminism arose around the world out of the struggle for women’s rights and women’s survival. It is a globalized movement and theoretical commitment to securing the well-being of women and dependent children in a world that has long privileged men. Feminism began as a gender-based concern. But due to the influence of womanism (see Womanist), mujerisimo (see Muferista), Asian American, and Native American women’s work, it now signals a complex

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