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 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!
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.
Max: She just believes in equal rights, man. I'm a feminist, too.
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!