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The belief that both genders should be equal by focusing solely on one of them.
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the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes*.
*merriam-webster dictionary
Feminism is about equality. Men and women pay the same in college tuition costs. It doesn't make sense that once we leave college and get the same job that women should make 75-cents for every dollar men make*.
*from U.S. Census Bureau
by carolina blue March 02, 2010
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A movement that supports equal opportunities for men and women and asserts that women are entitled to the same political, social, and intellectual rights as men. As a cultural and literary movement, feminism seeks to challenge historically male-centred representations of women and identify a sovereign tradition of female cultural and literary production.
Feminism --

“Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction – is for women more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival”.

Adrienne Rich --
by Ruth Patchett February 22, 2009
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Feminism is a political, social, and cultural movement that aims at equal rights for women. Its beginnings and extreme controversy in a (Western) patriarchal society has created stigma and stereotypes associated with the definition. Some include that feminists are:
-lesbians
-man haters
-'hairy-legged bitches'
Feminism helped women get the vote, obtain equal rights for jobs, made laws to control domestic violence, help women obtain the rights to own property, to divorce, to have access to birth control and to have possession of their own bodies.
Feminism is still needed in today's society. One can see this through the other versions of this definition.

Man = Woman, no more, no less. Women were, and in social aspects, still are, treated as inferior.
Sexism began as early as Aristotle, who claimed that women were 'imperfect' men since they did not contain a penis on their persons.
To be superior, one must make something inferior. I am sure this definition will get many 'thumbs down', but it is the truth.

I am a wo-man and I am a feminist.
"I am a feminist"
"So you hate men?"
"No...I think women should have equal rights as men"
"WTF YOU SLAG CUNT FACED-BITCH"
"...I still believe in feminism."
by Oh-I'm-Sorry-Am-I-Threatening? January 14, 2010
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First of all i want to say that most of the entries on feminism are disrespectful and infuriating. The arguement that feminism states that women are better than men was created and is sustained by insecure men who are afraid of patriarchy tumbling down on their priveledged ignorant heads. WAKE UP people and look around you. all those "examples" of brain size, decreased male entry into college, etc are just excuses to either degrade women or only superficially examine the issues of gender equality.

FEMINISM IS:
1.)respecting people of all genders (recognizing the diversity in sexuality, from homosexuals, transgendered, heterosexuals and transexuals) as human beings that deserve to be treated with respect.

2.) recognizing the past inequalities that have historically denied women access to many social, economic and political spheres that are mostly occupied by men.

3.)Recognizing the result of these inequalities have lasting impacts today
respecting a person enough to ask their consent before having sex

not seeing a woman as an object but as a human being, this means making eye contact not checking out her body

listening to women (and men of course) respectfully as you would men

if you are a heterosexual straight white male, check your priveledge when talking about equality and recognize other people's experience as valid instead of monopolizing experiences relating to gender equality

feminism is RESPECT
by Jessi Ristau May 09, 2008
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The ideology of radical, fascist women who believe that the true advancement of the women's cause will only be fully realized when they achieve the destruction of the male kind, and the consumption of their bloody carcasses. The feminists retain complete control of their bodies, often ripping out screaming fetuses days before birth, later burning them before effigies of their main trinity of goddesses: Susan B. Anthony, Simone de Beauvoir, and Alison Bechdel. Others protest the "oppression" of the male kind through castration of unwitting sexual partners. Many feminists are reported to engage in spontaneous blood-crazed lesbian orgies at the sight of the mass burnings of male genitalia and bra-toting Victoria's Secret models (symbols of the "oppression"). Hordes of these "equality warriors" are known to roam the streets of off-beat neighborhoods, ganging up on Christian children, and drinking their blood whilst chanting from their bible, "The Feminine Mystique". They will tell you that they only desire equality, or "egalitarianism" and use liberal trickery (like the oft debunked "pay gap"), but be warned, they will kill any man it takes to get what they seek: a world where men not subject to mass genocide are herded into farms and harvested for their sperm.
Man: That's okay, I'll take care of the check.
Feminist: YOU CHAUVINIST PIG. I AM A FREE AND INDEPENDENT WOMAN. YOU WILL DIE FOR YOUR OPPRESSION. CHIVALRY IS DEAD!
Proceeds to lunge at man and gnaw off his bloody member before holding it in the air triumphantly.
Feminist: Heterosexuality is the opiate of the masses! Die cis scum! Long live feminism!
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A view that treating men and women equally must involve man-hating given the universality of women hating by men who'd vote for this definition.
If feminism is where women have all the power, why do men have all the Presidency?
by Freeper Freedman June 11, 2008
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