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
A relentless political advocacy group pushing for special privileges for women, which pretends to be a social movement advocating equal rights for the genders. Because women have already achieved more than equal rights, a modern feminist is either an ignoramus or a liar. Current feminist dogma is based either on lies, or on emotional appeals. Shaming tactics are used to defend their position and to silence opposition. The central tenant of feminism is a belief in the patriarchy, which is in a giant amorphous conspiracy in which men conspire to oppress women. Because patriarchy can be used to explain everything, and there is no event which could possibly take place to disprove its existence, patriarchy theory is on the same level of intellectual honesty as astrology and homeopathy.

Accomplishments of Feminism:
-- Rewriting history to make people think that feminism earned women the right to vote and to work outside the home. What really happened was that technological advances made it possible for the first time in human history for women to be financially independent. When this happened, women asked for equal rights, and men gave it to them.
-- Making men and women hate each other.
-- Turning women in the US, UK, and some other western countries into vicious, useless, self-entitled cunts.
-- Destroying men's dignity, and in some cases their rights.
Feminism:

Feminists Claim: Women are more likely to be victims of violence.
Reality: Unincarcerated men are more likely to be victims of every type of violent crime than unincarcerated women, apart from rape. The majority of total rapes happen to men in prison.

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Feminist Claim: Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, and this is discrimination.
Reality: The 77 cents statistic comes form comparing nurses and hair stylists to doctors and lawyers. When one factors in things like work hours, work experience, education, and job position, women make closer to 95 cents for every dollar a man earns.

Sources: You should go to wikipedia and click on the little squares. Some of those squares include sources like consad research corporation, and Times.

Feminist Claim: There is work place discrimination against women.
Reality: More laws have been passed in the past several decades protecting women from dirty jokes than laws have been passed protecting men from dying. Affirmative action for women is explicit discrimination against men, and there is no such institutionalized discrimination against women. Women are the only ones who have the right to sue for having their feelings hurt.
Source: Common knowledge
by GrumpyHermit December 29, 2013
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
The belief that men should be forced to help women because women can’t help themselves.
*At a workplace*
Man: "Do your work."
Woman: "You are telling me to do my work because I'm a woman? Why don't you help me with it and stop being a sexist pig?"
Man: "No, you're just the incarnation of feminism at its worst, Equality is treating you the same not putting you above me."
by Dr DankLlama August 19, 2013
A movement that promotes special treatment for women under the guise of equality. Feminists will try to justify irresponsibility by demonizing men. They believe that women shouldn't have to be accountable for their actions under any circumstances, and that the responsibility falls to men.

Egalitarianism is equality for all. Feminism is elevation of women.
Feminist: "Men shouldn't rape!"
Logic: *Men* aren't inherently rapists. Rapists, of both gender, shouldn't rape as it's against the law.

Feminism: "We live in a rape culture!"
Logic: Yes, thank god there isn't laws stopping me from preying on women! Wait a second, there is! Damn! So close!

Feminism: "Insert wage gap nonsense here!"
Logic: Go and google "CONSAD wage gap study"

Feminism: "Women need better treatment in prison, they get depressed when they can't see their children! They also get raped by their fellow inmates! Poor things!"
Logic: Thank Solomon, Gupta, Baby Jesus, that men don't get depressed or raped in prison! Women might need more sanitary towels in prison, that's about it. Also, I didn't mention this, but feminists also claim that the rules in female prisons are much more stringent that in male prisons. This can also be debunked logically seeing as a study conducted in 2008 concluded that on in every 18 men was incarcerated, while for women, it was 1 in 89. It makes sense that prisons with less inmates would have better control over them, kind of like how over crowed classrooms lead to children doing whatever the hell they want.

Feminism: "Domestic abuse nonsense"
Logic: So leave the relationship? No? You still love him? Why? He hit you. Obviously he's a monster. Oh, you smashed all of his stuff and told him you cheated on him with his best friend? You hit him first? Ah I see, poor you.
by Insert Cool Name Here January 07, 2015
A term that literally means "female advocacy." It implies that females require advocates and males do not. It also implies that females are superior to men as humans as they receive support for oppression and men don't. While first and second-wave feminism were the real feminism, the present day feminism (third-wave) consists of SJWs and lesbians who believe the notion that women are still oppressed. They try to convince men and women who don't live in a fantasy world that feminism supports men, too, cloaking feminism as humanism, which means "human advocacy," which implies that all humans, regardless of gender, require advocacy, and also implies that both men and women are equal as humans as they both require and receive support for oppression. Unfortunately, humanism is still a relatively small movement that is mostly found in socialist/communist organizations and minor independent foundations. Feminists blame all their work against males on the decline of patriarchy, even though worldwide leadership by gender is still predominantly male by 65%.
There are more lawsuit options for a woman who was stereotyped in the workplace then there are lawsuit options for a man's family who died in the workplace.

There are more governmental aid programs for girls graduating from high school than there are for the elderly or disabled.

There are more laws against showing an animated version of a vagina on an adult program than there are against rape in male prison.

There are court cases where feminist lawyers have taken part in where men were raped by multiple women and set many precedences that makes 3/4 of the possible ways it could have happened inadmissible in criminal court.

There are more laws against satirizing a woman on a comedy stage than there are against sexual harassment by women against men.

Human Feminism ended a long time ago. Now it's Feminine Feminism.
by IAmRonPaul May 16, 2014

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