Slight Antedating of "Feminism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 21 02:26:14 UTC 2013

feminism (OED, 3., 27 Apr. 1895)

1895 _North-Eastern Daily Gazette_ (Middlesbrough, England) 9 Feb. (British Newspapers 1600-1950)  Truly the Welsh are in the van of progress.  The woman's movement is advancing very rapidly in the Principality. ... This particular district, it is worthy of note, has already distinguished itself as the home of emancipated feminism, for we learn from the same source that "Miss M. Howells, B.A., is the vice-chairman of the Parish Council, and imparts instruction to ministerial students at Watcyn Wyn's Academy."

Fred Shapiro

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