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A person who holds that inequality exists between men and women, with women being treated as the inferior sex. American Feminists accomplished much in the 20th century, winning the write to vote, to work, and taking major steps towards total gender equality(we still aren't there, but the inequalities go both ways).

From it's very inception, there was bound to be problems down the road. If you have a ideology solely dedicated to solving the problems faced by one gender, it's going to ignore the problems faced by the opposite sex. For instance, child custody, prison sentences(women on average get 40% less prison time for equivalent crimes), cases of abuse(males being abused is seen as joke in american society), and divorce. Females in the USA hold a major edge over males in these areas, and yet I've never seen any feminists protests or even bring up any of these inequalities.

There still many places on earth where the term "patriarchy" would serve as an apt description of how women are treated. But when it comes to first world nations, especially the US, patriarchy just doesn't cut it.

One would think that any true feminist would focus on helping women in places where acid is thrown on a girl's face if she leaves home without her husband, instead of focusing on how the media "sexualizes" women, or how this movie portrays women as weak or that game portrays women as horny bimbos.

Just seems a bit silly to me.
Feminist 1: "This magazine portrays women nothing but fuck toys for the Patriarchy"

Feminist 2: " I would love to go protest the horrid living conditions of women in Iran, but that new movie came out that features a women who has sex a lot. It must be saying that all women are just sluts! We must stop the patriarchy from oppressing us!
by Spartacus 1244 January 17, 2013
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1.
someone who believes the radical notion that women are people.
if you believe that women and men should have equal rights, you are a feminist. there's nothing "extreme" about it.
by laurie k February 08, 2005
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A feminist is a person who believes that men and women are equal (though not necessarily the same), and should be entitled to equal rights, equal treatment, and equal opportunity.
The attainment of women's rights to vote, own property, and become leaders in business and politics are feminist victories.
by R L F June 29, 2009
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A person who supports equality between the sexes. Feminists can be (and are) women, men, and transpeople. Feminists are black, white, and everything in between. Feminists are straight, gay, and bisexual. Feminists understand that inequality effects everyone.

Feminists ARE NOT Nazis, or women who can't get laid. The very existence of these views is proof that feminism still has a lot of work to do.

Some feminists shave, and some don't. Some are "fashionable", some aren't. Just like any other group of people.

Not all feminists are lesbians, though lesbians can be feminists. The ongoing Civil Rights movement and the push for gay marriage are often associated with feminism as each cause expresses a very sane desire to create world recognition of our intrinsic equality.
John: Lisa's a feminist? You mean a bitch, right?
Max: She just believes in equal rights, man. I'm a feminist, too.
by Katyakahlo August 10, 2009
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A feminist is a person, most likely a female herself, who fights for equality as women are seen as the weaker sex. A feminist is not a man-hater, which is what some people insist they are, though they are very 'pro-girl.' Feminism has been alive right through history, as females fought for their right to vote, work and receive equal pay. The world today would be very different if feminists never took action to change laws and empower themselves.
Kate Sheppard and Kathleen Hanna were both feminists.
by grrrlgerms December 27, 2009
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Anyone who can read between the lines of misogyny. And then, with grace and intelligence, acts appropriately to fight against it.
Man, have you checked out the myspace page of A Panterinha? She is fighting misogyny one blog at a time! Now she is what a feminist should look like.
by Leah Topplers October 06, 2009
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A straight male who doesnt express enthusasium towards chauvinistic remarks
Your buddy is such a FEMINIST , he doesnt show any interest when we go on with chauvinist jokes .
by Hef January 20, 2010
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A person who is feared and hence defamed and discredited by jocks, frat boys and men of inferior intelligence and/or sexual prowess.
Bob the III: Dude, did you see this chick at our frat party? Smokin hot, riiight?
Jim the IV: Yeah man, but she's a feminist... so let's be really, really clever and tell everyone that she's a dyke that never shaves!
by the only voice of reason January 17, 2010
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