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
Way for absolutely ANY girl (be it teacher, classmate, boss, co-worker, hell even the girl who works the late shift at burger king) to give you selfrighteous bullshit for a full halfhour about rights and discrimination when you've never done anything to a girl in your life and half the shit she's talking about never even concerned her and happened before you were even born. This generaly results in everyone within earshot to look down on you when 97% of the time you didn't even say anything wrong.

Many people are victims of this everyday but can do nothing because the moral highground has been stolen by whichever women pulled feminism on you.
John- "hey gary why the long face?"

gary- "last night I was talking about the olympics with amy and she asked why the men and women had separate events, I just said it was cause otherwise it wouldn't be fair, but she pulled feminism on me and locked me out of the flat cause she said I was a pig..."

John- "I feel ya man, we've all been there"
by Bluearcticmonkey November 11, 2011
“Feminism is the idea that we can make both sexes equal by focusing solely on the issues of one of them.”

- TheAmazingAtheist
Watch "Failure of Feminism" on YouTube
by BrainTheNoBrainer February 14, 2013
Judging by what it does feminism is a movement that seeks superior rights and privileges for women while hiding under the guise of "equality"

Feminists tend to claim that their movement is about "equality" and often use the dictionary definition as proof. But the thing is that what the dictionary says and what feminism does are two completely different things. Actions speak louder than words, therefore feminism should be judge by what it does instead of by what the book says. And through its actions the feminist movement has constantly shows that it isn't about equality, but is actually about female supremacy and misandry - skewed the system in women's favor, seeking superior rights & privileges for women, demonizing men & boys etc.. It is very obvious that "equality" is nothing more than a mask that the feminist movement uses to conceal its female supremacist and anti-male agendas.
by Guru of Reason November 20, 2012
Feminism is the idea we can solve all inequalities between the genders by focusing solely on the issues of one of them.
Feminism: Women being raped in prison? We have to stop this horror.

Men being raped in prison? Ha, they'll learn their lesson now

Feminism: Lets hold a women's rights conference. Yay for equality.

What did you say? A men's rights conference? Oh my God, the evil misogyny We have to silence these people.
by ThatBritishGeekWhoHatesYou November 23, 2013
An Ideology that supports that women are superior to men, whether biologically, socially, or mentally. Common to contrary belief, Feminists support sexism with female bias. If feminists really did want sexual equality, they would be called 'Human Equality Activists', and not 'Feminists'. As you can see, the word 'Feminists' stems from the word Female. If the movement DID support true equality, then the word would not be based off any sex as to avoid bias.
Feminists are supporters of Feminism, are also referred to as Feminazi's.
by AbandonHope July 03, 2013
A hateful victim complex designed so that women in contemporary society can be sluts, princesses, or social justice warriors and if you openly disagree with their behavior or ideologies you are a raping pig cis misogynist.

The premise of feminism is that women are still horribly mistreated every day more so than men and that everything wrong with their lives is because the patriarchy. Because women have convinced themselves they are at a disadvantage, they have no shame in verbally harassing anyone who disagrees with them or silencing them altogether because the average feminist typically isn't capable of debating anything regarding feminism.
An excerpt from a debate of a man trying to reason with an advocate of Feminism.

John: "Mary, do you have any statistical evidence to back up your claim that men are more physically abusive than women?"

Mary: "Shut the fuck up John. You sexist white cis misogynist. I don't have to provide anything, you don't deserve it because you are such a hateful rapist pig."
by Real Talk~ July 20, 2014
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