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Femonationalism, sometimes known as feminationalism, is the association between a nationalist ideology and some feminist ideas, especially when driven by xenophobic motivations.[1][2][3][4][5]

The term was originally proposed by the researcher Sara R. Farris to refer to the processes by which some powers line up with the claims of the feminist movement in order to justify aporophobic, racist, and xenophobic positions, arguing that immigrants are sexist and that Western society is entirely egalitarian.[1][2]

The main critiques of this phenomenon focus on the partial and sectarian use of the feminist movement to further ends based on social intolerance, ignoring the sexism and lack of real social equality in Western society as a whole.[2][3][5][6]

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  1. ^ a b Farris, Sara R. (November 2012). "Femonationalism and the 'Regular' Army of Labor Called Migrant Women". History of the Present. 2 (2): 184–199. doi:10.5406/historypresent.2.2.0184. JSTOR 10.5406/historypresent.2.2.0184.
  2. ^ a b c Farris, Sara R. (2017). In the Name of Women's Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism. Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822372929.
  3. ^ a b Maroño, Álex (14 June 2018). "¿Un feminismo de derechas?". El Orden Mundial (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Bonhomme, Edna (7 May 2019). "The Disturbing Rise of 'Femonationalism'". The Nation. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b Gutiérrez, Icíar (20 May 2019). "Cuando la extrema derecha recurre al feminismo para adornar su discurso xenófobo". (in Spanish).
  6. ^ Laurie Penny (2016-01-10). "After Cologne, we can't let the bigots steal feminism". New Statesman.