: the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men
first-wave-feminism : the original period of concerted feminist activity during the 19th and early 20th century, focusing on de jure gender inequalities, primarily that of suffrage (the right to vote) [yourdictionary]
second-wave-feminism : a period of feminist activity that began in the early 1960s in the United States and broadened the gender equality debate to include family, the workplace, reproductive rights, etc [yourdictionary]
third-wave-feminism : a period of feminist activity that began in the early 1990s as a response to perceived failures of second-wave initiatives [yourdictionary]
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