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Equity feminism is a phrase coined by Christina Hoff Sommers in her book Who Stole Feminism (Simon & Schuster, 1994). It's used to describe an ideology of equality and distinguish it from the gynocentrism that she felt was dominant in the contemporary feminist movement, which she described as gender feminism. This link may help in description: http://www.iwf.org/articles/article_detail.asp?ArticleID=745 Christina Hoff Sommers is an American author, best known for her questioning of mainstream feminism; a self-described feminist, many consider her to be anti-feminist. ... Gender feminsim is a phrase coined by Christina Hoff Sommers in her book Who Stole Feminism (Simon & Schuster, 1994) to describe the mainstream of the contemporary feminist movement, which she felt was unduely gynocentric. ...

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The Dissident Feminist: Schools of Feminist Thought (3119 words)
But this appears not to be the case: "equity feminism" is a term that has been at the center of controversy within feminist circles since at least 1994, and certainly has more real-world relevance to feminist policy than does the ridiculous and inflammatory non-movement called "feminazism".
Since feminism itself resists all kinds of definitions by its very existence and aims, it is more accurate to say that there are all kinds of "flavors" and these flavors are mixed up every which way; there is no set of Baskin Robbins premixed flavors, as it were.
Amazon feminism is dedicated to the image of the female hero in fiction and in fact, as it is expressed in art and literature, in the physiques and feats of female athletes, and in sexual values and practices.
Asian Persona (1092 words)
Feminism has essentially started in the West and is at the forefront of the struggle for gender equality for women all over the world.
Feminism has become an elitist institution, non-transcending of different race and ethnic groups and not connecting to the experiences of women at all levels.
Feminism has not been transported across all societies; women in other parts of the world who are committed to advancement of women and are fighting for changes might not describe themselves as feminists.
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