[Ads-l] Antedating of "Feminism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 8 13:56:36 UTC 2020

feminism (OED, 3., 1895)

1893 _Baltimore Sun_ 15 May 7/7 (Newspapers.com)  Feminism in Belgium.  From Brussels, Belgium, Professor Louis Bridel writes that _feminism_ in [sic] gaining ground from year to year his [sic] and all civilized nations.  From an economic point of view he claims for women, in particular, equal wages for equal work, protection for women in factories and shops, domestics and waiters, etc.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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