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By definition, a person who believes in the fundamental equality between the sexes, with a focus upon women's issues such as equal pay or stereotyping.

However, those who call themselves feminists rarely abide by the dictionary term. A more appropriate term for the feminist of today is female chauvinist, one who believes the female sex is naturally superior to the male sex.

Those that call themselves feminist typically subscribe to second-wave feminism, which evolved in the 1970s from the earlier, first-wave feminism. Whereas first-wave feminism sought legislation that would grant equal protection under the law, second-wave feminism sought an overthrow of what they called "patriarchy," which included traditional families and capitalism.

Contrary to many feminist claims, feminism is not a belief that is exclusive to women. Some feminists object to men referring to themselves as feminist, and use the term "pro-feminist" instead. A man who believes in equal protection under the law can be classified as feminist by definition.

Feminists and feminist organizations tend to campaign for issues they percieve as important to women, such as abortion rights (most feminists are pro-choice), domestic violence, LGBT rights, and similar issues. Feminism is often criticized for a unilateral approach to their issues, focusing only on increasing the rights of women, even to the point of denying the rights of men, underscoring the importance of those issues in relation to men (such as Dr. Laura stating that men had more to fear from violence then women, as they were attacked more often, and being subsequently villified by feminists.)

Feminism has garnered much criticism for it's methods and statistics, and has been accused of violating it's own edicts. Among parents, mothers are more likely to murder their children then their fathers according to the FBI, yet feminist organizations push that single-parenthood, with maternal custody, is in the best interests of the child. Alternatively, feminist organizations equate any time a rape or domestic violence (female) victim is required to present evidence to prove her claims as "blaming the victim." Feminist organizations want to apply the precautionary principle, accepting the allegation at face value to "protect the victim." Critics counter by stating victims can provide evidence to the courts, and that precautionary principles without checks and balances allow women to exploit the legal system for profit.

Backlash further against feminism can also be found in statements that are misandrist, or hatred of males. Valerie Solonas is one of the most popular, having written a book about killing men. Mary Daly, a theologian who was fired for refusing to admit a male student who was otherwise qualified for her class, also advocated creating a "male-free" paradise. Other misandrists include Robin Morgan, Andrea Dworkin, Gloria Allred, and Catherine MacKinnon.
The family down the street believes in feminism. They believe special treatment that favors men or women is inherently sexist.

Major feminist organizations are not feminists. They believe in gaining special treatments for women and depriving those rights of men. To justify this, they usually use vague statments such as "ignorance of male privlege."
by Matt444333 November 02, 2006
 
78.
The movement which seeks to place women above men and trample men into the dirt. Feminists will tell you that their aim is to bring about equality, but equality ceased to be the aim of feminism years ago. Women are now (and have been for at least 5-10 years) given exactly the same treatment in every area of life as men. Women / Feminists now wish to take over -- far from equality.
Joe: So Jane, tell me about Feminism.
Jane: Shut up!
Joe: No seriously, I'm interested.
Jane: Shut up! We don't need you, your just a man. A stupid male chovunist pig!!
Joe: O Jane, I can assure you ...
Jane: *Chokes Joe to death and cuts off his penis*
by FTSE December 07, 2009
 
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The result of society's failure to explain why women are MEANT to play a submissive roll in society. Feminism is the desire to either enslave or eradicate all men from the face of the earth. All feminism is radical feminism.
Why the fuck would it be called "feminism" if it was for equality?
by Man's Voice July 09, 2009
 
80.
Males, see: penis envy

Females, see: batshit insane
She says she's a supporter of "real" feminism, but we all know better.
by Lokito November 03, 2007
 
81.
A doctrine, originally formulated during the 18th and 19th century as women's emancipation and suffragetism, that advocated the emancipation of women and attempts to get everyone else to recognize that women have equal rights to men.

Modern feminism is characterized by its doctrine of 'expanding choice for both genders', as feminists ostensibly desire a society where not only women may be allowed to do whatever they please (within reasonable, human limits), but to also allow men to enjoy the same freedoms as women should, which should include the choice of NOT doing something, if they do not wish to do so.

Unfortunately, thanks to misunderstanding and human nature, nobody really believes in this shit anymore, and people stereotypically associate feminists with hairy-armpit owning dykes who hate all men, and opponents of feminists as hairy boorish pig-subhumans.
It's fucking sad, but feminism is a great example of why humanity is a damn sight dumber than everyone likes to believe.
by T-Boy August 29, 2003
 
82.
Just another ism to try and destroy the white mans world, because white women hate thier men, and dont want to be with or supported by them anymore. These kind of Women think they're goddesses in need of worship, this is why women seek men that deep down inside they deem lesser, like black men, because it makes them feel superior. Because we all know feminist have that kind of mind set.
just google white women, and all it comes up with is black men and white women interracial dateing, why are you women so keen on destroying white men? feminism
by AsdfJohn April 15, 2009
 
83.
A very cleverly rebranded form of sexism that specifically looks out for the interests in women alone.

It is for the above reason that such a movement is a hypocrisy and should not recieve government funding. FACT.
Germaine Greer pertains to feminism. Germaine Greer is a sexist dickhole.
by MrAndySmith June 28, 2009
 
84.
A radical social movement that promotes the idea that men are not people.
Feminism is the belief that men are not people.
by Boxtop5000 May 19, 2009