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
In theory: Social Movement for Equal Rights.

In practice: Social Movement for Women Privilege.

Feminism can't be criticized within reason because you're automatically sexist, misogynist and are performing hate speech, even if what you're saying makes sense.

Most feminists you'll encunter are unreasonable. They have a shield and are in defence mode. It doesn't matter what you say, you might as well point out all the inconsistencies of feminism in the world, their way of arguing is by ignoring all your points and stating or even shouting their worldview because "they are right".

Another reason why you can't reason with feminists is because it's not just ignorance but deliberate ignorance. Any feminist who would have wanted to see the truth for herself could have just googled the other side of the argument and she would have seen:
- While males don't have as much privilege as feminism states.
- Bad things feminism has done making the world an even more inequal place.
- Feminism's worldview is inaccurate and sexist.

It is important to notice that not all feminists are bad, only the majority of them are.
It is also important to notice that not all women are feminists, dispite of feminism worldview that a non-feminists woman is a victim of the patriarchy, they are just women with reason. One must only google image "I don't need feminism" to see it.

As the maker of this I might be labeled by feminists as a sexist, a women hater and stuff like that. Feminists love labels.
- Feminism fights for equal rights!

- If feminism is for equal rights, then why has feminism tried to ban peeing while standing up in Sweden or fought against female rapists being arrested, charged and convicted of rape, in India ?

- Those are feminazi, bad apples, not feminists!

- But I see them all the time, pretty much all "feminists" I see are feminazi while there's only a handful of good feminists that have little influence compared to what you would call feminazi.... And the "patriarchy"... where males have unearned privilege and all the rights they need is not even backed up by anything, workplace death is 9-1 to men, worse sentence for the same crime is 20-1 to men, homeless ratio is 4-1 to men, winner of child custody is 5-1 to women, not to mention that women can decide alone whether they want to do an abortion if they don't want the child even if it's the men's child too, but if the man doesn't want the child and the woman does he still has to pay alimony, men can't get as much as women with good looks either, where is our privilege ?

- STOP OPPRESING ME WOMEN HATER!

Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings too.
Yes, we know they are. But that's not what feminism is about.

Anti-feminism is the radical notion that by taking men's rights you don't make equality.

- I don't like feminism.
- You're a women hater, sexist, alt-righter, wicked person.
by Areasonableperson June 23, 2016
the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the SUPERIORITY of the sexes.
Feminism is the belief that men are disgusting rapists and that women are better than them in every possible way.
by LadyOfTheAlliance June 20, 2016
Was valid years ago. But now, because the genders are equal(in the U.S.), it is a movement led by dumbfucks that think women are still oppressed. Often feminists complain about irrational fabricated issues. Also, in defense of feminism, feminists use biased, irrelevant research to "prove" their point.
Someone said, "feminism is believing in the social, political, and economical equality of all sexes and genders", but they were a fucking retard. Feminism is actually the advocacy for women's rights, which is why it's fucking retarded. Because women have equal rights.
by PanoramicPixel May 22, 2016
The most crippling mental disorder in history. Feminists claim to be in support of equal rights for both sexes, but this was never, is not, and never will be true. If a man/woman so dares as to say that women have more rights than men (which they do, it's been proven several times), or even disagree with feminism in the slightest form, feminists will dog pile them until every bone in their body is broken. Feminists have been known to:

Hate men
Hate women
Believe in female supremacy
Be extremely hypocritical
Be relatable to Nazism
Censor free speech
Fry more brain cells than Donald Trump

Don't ever take feminists seriously, otherwise they might infect you too.

See also: femtard, feminazi, antifeminist
Feminism is the epitome of mental retardation.
by Antihater April 28, 2016
Ways teachers discipline kids...
or
Extremely dumb ways people justifying say that women are better than men. (men aren't better than women either, gosh... feminists)
Teacher- Chris stop getting flipped off by Jordan! Office now!
Jordan- Wait so I am not in trouble?
Teacher- No, you are a woman ; you are immune to being in trouble.
Chris- Why I am I in trouble?
Teacher- You are a guy and when women do any thing wrong to men, it is the men's fault.
Chris- What?!?

Teacher- Feminism#
by U WOT M90 March 24, 2016
A movement aiming to improve life for women, give them more rights and privileges. Back when women were treated unequally, this seemed like a strive for equality. Nowadays, the goal is unchanged. However, modern western society already has gender equality under the law in all aspects, so feminism strives for higher, not equal, rights.

A common misconception is that its goal is equality. That is the goal of egalitarianism.

Feminism has often attempted to bite more than it can swallow: trying to assimilate the atheist, homosexual, trans communities and other minorities that never asked for their 'help'.

Synonyms:
- ass cancer
Feminist: Yay, gay marriage is legal now! Score for feminism!
Homosexual: STFU, Feminism didn't do shit to help.
by OtakuScum August 23, 2016
A movement of whiny bitches who want to further female privilege by blaming the patriarchy and calling people misogynists.
That fat, hairy legged whale over there supports feminism.
by TheJaskinator June 04, 2016
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