A very dirty word
Bob: So Cindy, what are your political views?

Cindy: Well, first off I'm a feminist--

Bob: omgwtf get laid u obnoxious dyke bitch
by objective cynic July 30, 2008
A person who believes in and works for equality between the sexes and an end to violence and discrimination against women around the world. Feminists can be people of any age, religion, social class, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, race, or social class. Feminists are sometimes very angry about the way women are treated in society, but the "man-hating castrating feminazi" is a myth spread by sexist media.

Also an adjective referring to feminists.
1. If you enjoy voting, using birth control, and being able to call the police if your husband beats you, thank a feminist!

2. My class is studying feminist interpretations of the Bible.
by Sarah November 28, 2004
Obviously a person who is completely misunderstood by all the people who have posted definitions previous to this one.

A person who believes in egalitarianism; social, economic, and legal rights granted equally to men and women, without putting a person or a group of persons at a disadvantage because of gender, race/ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and class.

A person who understands that women's issues go beyond a western framework and include but are not limited to poverty, racism, globalization, health, colonialism, war, and economics.
HE is a feminist because he realizes that in times of war women are at a higher risk of sexual harassment, such as rape, than in times of non-conflict.

HE is a feminist because he realizes that not every woman finds him attractive and doesn't take it personally when his advances are not received well and refrains from calling women bitches and lesbians because of it.
by R November 11, 2004
The definition of Feminism is "Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes."

Most people wrongly define feminism as what radical women do, which has to do with personal opinion, not Feminism. Many people don't seem to understand, the idea that women are superior conflicts the definition of feminism just as much as men being superior. The idea is that someone isn't better than someone just because of their reproductive organs.

Someone being a feminist does not mean they hate someone just because they are male. As I said earlier, that idea actually conflicts the definition.

So instead of everyone having ignorant misconceptions of what a feminist is, why don't you actually look the definition up in the dictionary. And stop saying all feminists are radical men haters. (And also, not all feminists are represented by or support NOW)
I don't discriminate against men or women, I am a feminist.
by A logical Feminist January 22, 2004
A feminist can be a man or a woman and it is the opposite of misogynist. Feminism has nothing to do with hating men (which is ridiculous) or being a lesbian (which is fine). It is accepting yourself and being strong in a male dominated society, supporting equal rights, pro choice, overall being proud to be a woman or supporting women who believe this.
I'm tired of all these deodorized tampons created by male dominated corporations. I don't my cunt to smell like flowers, I want my cunt to smell like fish!

-The Vagina Monologues
by jessica July 04, 2003
A feminist can be a man or a woman no matter from what race, class, sexuality, gender etc who believe in equal rights between the sexes, races, classes, genders. Anyone can be a femnist. There are different types of feminist ranging from Radical, Liberal, Conservative, Cultural, Ecofeminism, Socialist, Marxxist, Black feminism, the list can go on.
For example, bell hooks definition of feminism/ feminist is " Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression." All types of oppression need to end before there's true equality between everyone in this world. But if people like most of the people who posted very hateful and mysoginist comments under Feminism, keep thinking the same way there will never be true equality and bliss in this world. So for all the people who believe in the stereotypes of feminism should educated themselves about feminism before you talk negatively about it.
by feministnerd March 24, 2010
Kurt Cobain and John Lennon.

This isn't an opinion but a simple fact. They described themselves as proud feminists and challenged the traditional gender roles through their music. Do the research.

So everyone who gives this a thumb down can't read, is a fan of Pat Robertson and his hate speeches or simply enjoys spreading lies about an idea that is honorable through and through.
Kurt Cobain, the proto feminist: “... at the top of the food chain is still the white, corporate, macho, strong ox male. Not redeemable as far as I’m concerned. ... Sexism has to be blown wide open…but there are thousands of green minds, young gullable 15 year old boys out there just starting to fall into the grain of what they’ve been told of what a man is supposed to be ...

Kurt Cobain: "Rape Me"

John Lennon: "Woman is the N****r of the World"
by The Happy Humanist February 09, 2010

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