women's rights

plural noun

Definition of women's rights 

: legal, political, and social rights for women equal to those of men

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Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of women's rights, has become a cultural icon and is revered and beloved by feminists across America. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After a Fall," 8 Nov. 2018 The persons painted him as a champion of women's rights and empowerment. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Christine Blasey Ford's Opening Statement at Brett Kavanaugh's Hearing," 27 Sep. 2018 The outcome was hailed across around the world as a victory for women's rights. refinery29.com, "Meghan Markle Breaks Royal Protocol By Speaking About Ireland's Abortion Vote," 11 July 2018 Abderrahim, a former lawmaker and militant for women's rights, doesn't wear a veil. NBC News, "Tunisia's capital elects first female mayor," 3 July 2018 The resurgence of these allegations has plagued the image of the liberal leader known for his strong record on women's rights. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "Justin Trudeau responds to groping allegations: ‘I don’t remember any negative interactions’," 2 July 2018 The most emphatic supporters of women's right to drive, however, have been silenced. Aya Batrawy, The Christian Science Monitor, "Saudi Arabia’s 'driving ban' is finally lifted," 25 June 2018 And the changes are primarily driven by economic considerations, even those surrounding women's rights. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "Who is behind the wheel in a changing Saudi Arabia?," 22 June 2018 Rosa is the sixth former cheerleader to sign on as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by women's rights attorney Gloria Allred and Houston attorney Kimberly Spurlock. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Another former Texans cheerleader joins lawsuit against team," 22 June 2018

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: legal, political, and social rights for women that are equal to those of men

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