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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.

feminist
People who believe in equal rights for everyone, believe in feminism.
by WeeWaa13 April 27, 2017
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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'
by Strawb3rr7 April 26, 2017
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A word made to accelerate the rights of women over men, commonly used in the early 20th century to equalize gender opportunities, such as voting and work rights. Commonly used by females on social media to start arguments about why women are de-moralized by statements of one male individual, or as an excuse to call males "oppressed white guys." Commonly confused with Gender Equality.
Correct usage: "Man, women cant work at McDonalds anymore. We need some feminism here so that women can have the same rights as men!"
Incorrect usage: Peter; "Hey Miranda, Why do all the girls I like date the assholes?" Miranda; "OH MY GOD PETER THATS SEXIST FUCKING DOUCHEBAG YOURE FRIENDZONED OH MY GOD FEMINISTS ASSEMBLE AND KICK THIS OPPRESSED WHITE GUYS ASSHOLE"
by the media realist January 21, 2015
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The feminist movement was something that occurred really throughout the 20th century. Starting in 1920 when wen gained the right to vote and again in the 1980's when women really started to break away from their traditional roles in western society.

These days feminism is being rejected by many young women. This is because these days young girls feel they have just as much opportunity to make a living as men.

Now days the connotation of feminism has changed from the original denotation of the word. Now feminism has a new common meaning "believing women deserve special treatment" while this is NOT the actual dictionary definition of the word, it is what most people mean when they talk about feminism these days.

Consequently, many young women feel the need for change has past and with it the need to identify as a feminist.

The young women who still identify with feminism are on the more "radical" side of the scale and feel women are still not equal and want even more benefits given on top if the affirmative action already provided for being a women in western society (more scholarship opportunities, more access to government assisted living, and government subsidies for owning their own business). These are the radical women who have given feminism a bad name.
Example of the new connotation of a feminism:

"Goddamn did you hear that bitch talking about how employers should have to pay for their female employees' birth control and pregnancy tests?!"

"Yea man! That chick's gotta be a feminist."
by Gatewatcher September 23, 2014
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Guy: (holds the door open for the seemingly kind lady)
Feminist: Don't hold the door for me asshole. I'm a strong and independent woman and I can hold the door open for myself.
Guy: Don't flatter yourself, I hold the door open for dudes too.
Feminism
by mcdove September 14, 2016
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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
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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.
by Nigel Spellright October 06, 2016
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