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
women who want equal rights. thats all. equal pay and equal rights. don't want to be supported by a man and dont care what anyone thinks. someone who wants change
shes paying for her movie ticket, must be a feminist.
by goneawaykd December 14, 2008
A Feminist is a person who believes that men and women are equal. This is becoming more common in society

There are many groups of Feminists but only a minority of groups,(Radical's) think that Men are the reason women are oppressed. The rest just seek equality between the sexes.
Feminists have supported and campaigned for the passing of laws in Britain such as:
-Equal Pay Act
-Sex Discrimination Act
-Employment Protection Act (Maternity/Paternity leave)

These are not extreme and can work for the protection of both men and women.
by H,Josie,C January 06, 2008
a person (male or female) who believes any oppression is wrong and works against it.
The feminist fought against war, sexual harassment, and anti-immigrant policies.
by s February 20, 2005
A person who believes that women are equal to men and thus advocates for women's rights. They are commonly thought of as hypocritical, although this is merely a masculinist notion, and holds little grounding. Any sane and fair person should label themselves as much a feminist as anything else, as it is only fair that women are treated equally.
Charlotte: I believe women are equal to men!

Thomas: WOAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?! You crazy feminist b*tch.
by Fee Core. June 19, 2008
You may have heard that feminists are man-hating lesbians who like to burn their bras in public, or bitter women who don't shave their armpits and despise sex. AND, if you listen to Pat Robertson, feminists are encouraged to kill their own children and overthrow the government. If you haven't guessed it already, all of the above - ranging from the silly to the outright ridiculous - are simply stereotypes. The actual definition of a feminist (according to the American Heritage Dictionary) is someone, male or female, who believes in social, political and economic equality between the sexes. Basically, feminists believe that women and men should be treated the same and given the same rights. Now that yu know the definition of "feminist", here's a little background info. Even though the term was developed in France (feminisme) in the mid-1800s, it didn't become popular until the 1960s. By the 1960s, the women's movement was well underway and women all over were campaigning for equal rights across the board - from eliminating job discrimination to gaining reproductive rights and political representation in the government. Previously, these women's groups had used the term "women's liberationist" to define themselves, but as it began to lose popularity they embraced the term "feminist." So hw did this word come to have such negative connotations? Like most things that are challenged, the previous, male-dominated power structure felt threatened. Change can be scary; and now women were demanding equal pay for equal work or the ability to make choices about their own bodies. Women were rightfully angry and did some very radical things (though no bras were burned, contrary to popular belief). It is much easier for people to put down feminism than admit that society must change its ways. Also, many people tended to (and still do) think that since the term "feminism" has "fem" in it, a feminist must be someone who wishes to raise women above men. But if you look to the actual definition of a feminist, it's simply about creating an even playing field for men and women. And you cannot forget the people or language used that encourages these negative connotations. The term feminazi (feminist + nazi) has been used to criticize feminists, purporting the stereotype that they have a Nazi-esque hatred for men as well as believing that women are superior to men. Therefore, a cycle of anti-feminist discourse is always playing.

Have you ever realised that a woman will often get paid less for doing exactly the same job as a man? We are strong, brave, independent women, and we deserve the same respect and rights that men have. So why don't we see it happening? This is what feminists believe, and this is what I believe. If you have a problem with that, don't complain to me.
by xX_nameless_seductress_Xx May 04, 2007
A person who laughs hysterically at the penises who have the nerve to whine about the evil evil feminists while the penises are the ONLY REAL victims because - and get that - they are also discriminated against and actually have to open doors and go to war and those horrible objects called women - yeah, get that - really didn't have it that bad.

They were only defamed by every religious text, burnt as witches, robbed of their right to receive an education, vote and own property in a marriage up until the 19th century. 13 year old girls in Afghanistan are being married off to 60 year old abusers and dare complain. Yeah, the whimps.

Look here, strong men, we go to war, open the doors, and earn the money (all things we do anyway) and you bear the children.


Yeah, didn't think so.
Bobby Tom (IQ 27): Oh man, I hate those chicks ... those, what's the word ... feminists. They steal out thunder, man. We are the real victims. Dude, I took this chick on a date, Chuck E. Cheese, and I totatally had to pay the bill. I want equality!
Jason (IQ 120): You poor soul. But if you want real equality, that would mean that they have to pay the bill but we have to push living, breathing beings out of our bodies. Do you want that, Bobby Tom?
by The Happy Humanist January 17, 2010

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