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Feminism as a worldwide movement is founded in women’s consciousness that as a group they are, and historically have been, subordinate and that this subordination is not natural but is socially, culturally, and religiously determined. Furthermore, feminism is the conviction that women and men are created for full economic, political, social, and religious equality. Finally, feminism is women’s creation of alternative ways to arrange societies and …

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May, Melanie A., “Feminism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_F91>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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