1 : the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2 : organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests
3 : Something that puts a smile on Danielle's face (and, judging by the comments, Talia's as well)!
|Is she the next "Ms. President"?|
|Women like this inspire me beyond belief.|
|Can I haz this shirt?|
|Where have you been|
all my life, Beardy?
The word 妇女(fùnǚ) means woman and is pronounced "foo-new." This is usually tricky for English-speakers to pronounce because the "ǚ" sound is pronounced like in the German word "über."
的 (de) is a possessive participle and is pronounced "duh".
权利 (quánlì) means power, right, or privilege, and is also harder for some people because the "q" makes a "ch" sound, contradictory to how "q" is pronounced in English. Finally, the "uán" in "quánlì" sounds like "oo" and "en" (as in "end") blended together, and "lì" sounds like "lee."
Put the sounds together: foo-new duh chooen-leeWomen's History Month: 妇女历史月 fùnǚ lìshǐ yuè
We already learned 妇女(fùnǚ), which means woman, in the first phrase. It's pronounced "foo-new."
历史(lìshǐ) means history, and is pronounced "lee-sure." Try not to pronounce "sure" too intensely, though. It's a very soft sound, almost like you're saying "shhrrr."
Finally, 月(yuè) means month, and is pronounced "y-oo-eh" (again, with the "eh" sounding like the "e" in "end"). Make sure you're not pronouncing the sounds in a choppy manner, but make them flow.
Put the sounds together: foo-new lee-sure yooehFeminism: 女权主义 nǚquánzhǔyì
女(nǚ) is pronounced "new," just remember that the "ǚ" sounds like the German "über."
权(quán) is pronounced fluently as "ch" + "oo" + "en" = "chooen"
主(zhǔ) is pronounced "joo." Most people see a "zh" and assume the English pronunciation "zzz," but in Chinese "z + h" make a "j" sound!
义(yì) is pronounced "ee." Do not pronounce the "y."
Put the sounds together: new-chooen-joo-eeFeminist (Person): 女权主义者 nǚquánzhǔyì zhě
This is the same as the word above, just add 者(zhě) at the end to change the meaning from feminism to feminist. 者(zhě) is pronounced "juh."I am a feminist!: 我是一个女权主义者! Wǒ shì yī ge nǚquánzhǔyì zhě!
Put the sounds together: new-chooen-joo-ee juh
Queen Victoria ruled one of the largest empires in the history of the world, at one point controlling land on nearly every continent.
Jane Addams was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Upon her husband's death, Cherokee leader Nancy Ward took his place in a 1775 battle against the Creeks, and led the Cherokee to victory.
The first woman to run for U.S. president was Victoria Woodhull, who campaigned for the office in 1872 under the National Woman's Suffrage Association.
The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893.
On Nov. 26, 1916 birth control activist Margaret Sanger was arrested for distributing birth control information.
In 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for the windshield wiper.
The first person to make the daring attempt to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel was a woman.