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Feminism and Sexism

  1. Nov 25, 2008 #1
    I apologize if I am posting in the wrong section. (I was unsure if this belongs in the Philosophy section.) I understand that the term "feminism" may mean many things, for it can refer to historical movements and be on a global scale.

    Is there a difference between feminism and sexism? If so, how does one differentiate between the two?

    I am not an expert on any of the aforementioned subjects, so I am sorry for sounding so ignorant. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2008 #2
    Feminism is a belief in the right of women to have political, social, and economic equality with men. Relatively it could be defined as a sexist belief, but the apparent goal is just equality.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2008 #3

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    Problem is, there is no obvious border between both, so what one may see as sexism, for someone else is feminism and vice versa.
     
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