The belief that women are (or should be considered as)either entirely equal or superior to men in intelligence, physical traits, or whatever else one could come up with. Okay, look, there's some interesting things to consider when it comes to how women and men are treated in society. It is surprising how some feminists use social injustices done to them in the past to justify their superiority. Of course women should be considered equal when it comes to value of life or starting wages (let the quality of work speak for itself, not gender you big business losers). Women should be able to be independant and make their own choices and let them BE HEARD. But, come on ladies, the feminazis and female chauvinists out there, let's not controdict ourselves here! You say that men being superior to women is wrong (true); people generally have the idea that women being raped or abused is totally wrong (which is totally true because it's HORRIBLE and WRONG and rapists deserve to GO TO HELL AND BURN). But pain is pain and inferiority is inferiority no matter who experiences it; some are men, some are women, but we all are human. People who are willing to do the very thing they loathe (such as forcing the opposite gender into inferiority) is no better than the people who did it to them first. When a women is abused by a man, we say "leave that bastard." When a man is abused by a woman, we sympathize with the woman, who usually complains of angry girl disease or something. Who holds the door for whom? That's right, men hold the door, pull out the chair, and places their coats over puddles for women. Yes, some men are total jerks, but some women are too. Women can rape and objectify men just like men can rape and objectify women. Women have their strengths and weaknesses just like men do. Women weren't built to be superior or equal (in every way) as men, and men weren't built to be superior or equal (in every way) as women. It's not about equality (what a crappy world it would be if everyone was the same), it's about balance. Why not embrace the things that make you YOU, with gender playing the role as gender only (I know, way too optimistic to be true but we can try, can't we)? Why not work on creating a world where people can be respected for the things they can do than the things they can't instead of COMPLAINING about everything? Racists, sexists, antisemitists, people against homosexuals, anyone who "hates" someone for any unjustifiable reason other than "just 'cause" (most reasons are stupid enough to be just so)only create imbalance. I mean, if some traumatic experience happened to you and you can't possibly heal and not be against a certain group, well, you're still hurting too, I understand that. Still, that gives you no right to lay that hurt upon innocent people (if you are mentally capable to know what you are doing). And no, being a feminist doesn't make you a lesbian or manly or whatever; your voice should be heard too, just, tone it down and focus on solving the issues rather than making more! I know, not a definition, but neither are a lot of other entries either (check out racism)...Oh, and by the way, I am 100% WOMAN, and can be proud of it without the need to belittle men. That's why I talk so much (ha). I'm against people using inequality to justify their own horribly prejudiced actions, that's all. Oh, and look at all the subtypes of feminists before anyone insists that feminists are only women who want men and women to be treated equal. Feminists are individuals with individual minds, you know. Don't use bias to support bias, please. It doesn't convince anyone but the insane and maybe your mother.
Consider the many forms of feminism: Amazon, Anarchist, Black, Chicana, Christian, Cultural, Difference, Eco, Equity, Equality, Fat, Gender, Individualist, Islamic, Jewish, Lesbian, Liberal, Marxist, Modern, New, Postmodern, Pro-life, Radical, Religious, Separatist, Sex-positive, Social, Socialist, Trans, Womanism. Not all forms or uses of feminism is justifiable. Feminism is necessary as a social movement but can be just as damaging once a group of mental or ignorant people misuse it.
by kougi-chan May 13, 2007

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What it used to be: "the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes."

What it is now: a way for (mostly) women, with radical ideologies, to express their hate on men. Feminists believe in "the patriarchy" (a male controlled society), which in fact, does not exist (and if it were to exist, women would still not be able to vote or do other basic things in first world countries.) Feminism used to matter in first world countries, but it is now irrelevant. There is no wage gap, and there is no bullshit like there used to be. However; feminism (the non-radical kind), is needed in third world countries. Third world countries need much more equality, and there is already enough evidence to suggest that.

TL;DR: feminism is supposed to be about equality of the sexes, but it is now about abolishing the non-existent "patriarchy".
Friend: "I'm a feminist!"
Me: "So you despise men and believe in the 'patriarchy'?"
Friend: "No...?"
Me: "Then you're not a feminist... thank the lord."

Feminism is about abolishing the non-existent patriarchy.
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A personality disorder marked by several symptoms. Symptoms can vary in severity, from reasonable to uncontrollable, and may include: hyper-vigilance; sweeping generalizations of entire genders; rage episodes; emotional hypersensitivity; selective paranoia; self-mutilation; offensive hygiene practices; hostility through proxy; extreme intolerance of dissenting opinions; fluidity of gender self identity ; unwarranted sarcasm; fabrication of "facts"; persistent mythomania; codependence with other feminism sufferers; obsessive-compulsive behavior with focus on "sexism" and "oppression"; a highly specialized quasi-intellectual vocabulary with terms that are used differently from the dictionary definitions; claims moral, intellectual, and academic high-ground because reasons. Sufferers may be of any gender.
Phil: I don't understand what's wrong with Steve. He says everything is sexist and insists on pointing it all out to everyone around her--all the time! He won't listen to reason, and when I showed him irrefutable evidence, he blocked me.
Devon: I'm pretty sure he caught a bad case of feminism from his woman. Just leave him alone. He will snap out of it when he grows up.
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a movement that was once about equality but is now about wining about things that don't exist and video game
the feminist movement of the 1970s is not even comparible to today's feminism that is complaining about video games and movies
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To pretend that women are equal to men until there are consequences or responsibilities, then we need to give women special treatment.
Feminism demands more female soldiers but unlike men shouldn't be forcefully drafted into the army in case of war.
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A movement who's goal is to have equality for all genders. Contrary to popular belief, this goal is not focused on bringing down men, and men's rights, or reducing any genders rights at all. It is about bringing women up to men's level in society.

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People who believe in equal rights for everyone, believe in feminism.
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Feminists are people who believe that everyone is equal. Nothing to do with females being 'better' than males. Not every feminist is violent and some just want the same for everyone. Never tie down certain people for what others have classed them as.
Person1: 'Are you into feminism?'
Person2: 'Yes'
Person1: 'are males better than females?'
Person2: 'no, we are all equal'
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A joke
Guy 1: feminism

Guy 2: lol
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