The feminist ideology calls for EQUAL RIGHTS between genders, not the oppression of men. However, many people still seem to take a statement like this: "We want equality between the sexes, we want to be treated as people and valued just as much as men, and we want a quality of life that does not leave us entirely dependant upon men," and turn it into something like this: "We want men to pay for oppressing us for all of history, so we're gonna take away all their rights and force them to stay at home with the kids all day watching Oprah and the Oxygen network. Oh, and we want to rid the world of porn, strippers, shaving products, and makeup."
It is still possible for someone, such as a porn-lovin', makeup-wearing, clean-shaven woman to call herself a feminist. Feminism does NOT call for the elimination of gender roles, merely equality and flexibility between them.
Incorrect usage: "What?!? That hot chick over there says she's a feminist? Yeah right."
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!