Definition of women's studies

: the multidisciplinary study of the social status and societal contributions of women and the relationship between power and gender

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Women's studies.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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: the study of subjects relating to women, their roles in history, and their contributions to society

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