women's rights

plural noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hefner's legacy was always complicated by his public support for women's rights, civil rights, free speech. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2022 Beyond showing off their major hair and style moves, Halsey often uses their platform for advocacy, most recently in defense of women's rights following the Supreme Court's overturn of Roe v. Wade in June. Michelle Lee, PEOPLE.com, 14 July 2022 Novelist and daughter of famous defender of women's rights Mary Wollstonecraft, Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1816 during a ghost-writing contest. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 8 July 2022 The Taliban has systematically cracked down on women's rights and human rights in general since taking over the country in 2021. Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, 20 Dec. 2022 This year's midterm elections include several races that directly affect the future of women's rights, as reproductive rights are challenged at the federal and local levels. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Oct. 2022 The rhetoric has caused concern for women's rights within the country. Devika Rao, The Week, 28 Sep. 2022 Even if the government does not adhere to the protesters' demands, the experts said the domestic pressure has already made an impact on the conversation around women's rights. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 24 Sep. 2022 That push has been led by women's rights activists in the country, who have openly defied the law in public and on social media as a form of protest. Michael Lee, Fox News, 4 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of women's rights was in 1632

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“Women's rights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/women%27s%20rights. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

women's rights

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