A left-wing movement in Western culture originating in the 1960's that seeks socio-economic equality between men and women.

Proponents of the movements cite years of hardship by women when they could not access the same basic privileges as men (e.g. such as the right to vote). They argue that even though throughout history most human societies have been patriarchal, rapid advances in the past hundred years have made it necessary to rethink the status of women in relation to men. They cite that the extremes of living in a patriarchal society such as domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination against women as their primary reasons for supporting feminism.

Opponents of the movement argue that feminism has gone too far and has accomplished most of its original goals. They argue that if it proceeds any further, there is a real danger that feminism will go on to elevate the status of women and result in a generation of emasculated men. They add that feminism has hurt gender roles and made the typical family structure unstable and caused an increase in divorces, breakups, abortions, etc.. With a surplus of women working, they argue that this has resulted in them them being away from their spouse and children and them spending less time at home.
The symbolic poster of feminism reads:

We Can Do It! *showing off bulging bicep*
by Lightheart July 07, 2013

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An archaic term that is coined to mean equality between the sexes. First and Second wave feminism still follow this definition, and the suffragettes deserve respect for winning the women the vote and so on.

However, there is a different kind of feminism today. 3RD WAVE. The third wave is what today's society knows as SJWs, "The Triggered", Tumblrinas, and Feminazis. These loveless creatures usually take the form of an obese woman with brightly coloured hair and an attitude even more unattractive than their physical phenotypes. The third wave are a very, very different breed of woman in comparison to the other waves, and should not be associated as such.

Third Wave Feminism can be described as: "A political movement of prejudiced first world women who wish to silence free speech and dominate the world in a new age of matriarchy"

That being said, there is also the sad loveless creature known as the "male feminist" who is even more hypocritical, delusional and sees supporting these women as the only way they could ever be loved, but this rarely works out as many feminists are also queer/lesbian and despise males.
Bob: "Feminism is cancer haha"
Billie: "No Bob, that's not right. The first and second waves actually helped the world."
Bob: "Oh right, sorry. 3RD WAVE feminism is cancer!"
Billie: "haha"
by Itsumi.A.Mario April 10, 2017

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The singular theory and belief that women within the western world need a system to prop them up and give them equality on every issue from social reform to political placement. This theory ignores the vast amount of information and evidence that every issue it brings up is primarily based around a choice that a woman makes compared to that of their male counterparts.

The movement contains a vast variety of different perspectives, all centring around the doctrine of "patriarchy" and the newer "Kyriarchy" systems, that inversely target the men of the world, placing blame on their gender for the theorised problems of women in the modern world.

It has a track record of imposing itself on other systems of thought and belief as in "feminist science" and "feminist psychology", rarely producing things that are of worth to the field the feminist label has been placed on it.

Feminism is - in the end - an outdated form of Womens Equality, with the legislation and changes to law that have been placed in, the simple fact of the matter is that while inequalities do exist in the world, the primary reason for these are womens choices rather than an imposed system of male supremacy.
"I think that there should be equal amounts of male and females in board rooms"
"I agree...want to take the training course we offer so you can do that?"
"what, I...no-no thanks, I'd rather moderate and keep things a certain way on Urban Dictionary, I mean if I don't, some alt-right, cis, het white male might make posts that disagree with how I see the world."

- A feminist moderator on Urban Dictionary discussing Feminism
by lightningbarer September 30, 2016

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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

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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.
by natalieisameme August 13, 2016

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Cancer
Feminism is Cancer.
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women and men are equal.
Feminism is about all genders being equal.
by me19283746 September 12, 2017

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