Someone who believes that all humans should have equal rights and opportunities, regardless of race, sex, sexuality or class background. Also: humanist.
by Truth hurts March 12, 2003
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Egalitarian are people that believe that people are equal and deserve to be treated equally. Not to be confused with Feminists who despite being for equal rights tend to preach nonsense and are more in favor of women dominance.
Female: Are you a feminist?
Male: No, get that garbage out of here.
Female: Sexist!
Male: Not exactly, I am a Egalitarian.
Female 1: ...
What's that? I never heard of it
Male: Of course you didn't, it means a person who believes people should be treated equally an-
Female: SOOOO, A feminist??!
Male: No, truly equality, not that bullshit feminazism.
Female: Sexist pig!
Male: Keep thinking that. . .
by Non biased truth March 19, 2016
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Egalitarianism is a belief that everybody is equal. Anthropological evidence suggests that most prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies were egalitarian, and that patriarchy did not develop until many years after. Egalitarianism is an all-encompassing label for various forms of social justice such as feminism, anti-racism, LGBTQ, freedom of religion, etc. If you call yourself an egalitarian then you must support all of those causes.

Many modern day “egalitarians” do not understand what the term truly means and even believe egalitarianism is a synonym for humanism. They focus more on the rights of cisgender, straight, white males than everyone else which is incredibly contradictory to the whole concept. This bias stems from the fact that the majority of these “egalitarians” are the aforementioned - using egalitarianism as an excuse to hold onto power as the most privileged people in the world, to turn a blind eye to minority groups and shut them down.

The concept of egalitarianism is a fair one but the aim to solve everything makes it unable to ever concentrate on just one thing, leading to nothing be solved in the end. This is why different movements are needed to target each issue. Most Western nations are egalitarian in name but there is no "true" egalitarian society as patriarchy still exists, homosexuals are not given basic civil rights, the list goes on.
People such as girlwriteswhat claim to be an egalitarian but hate feminism while pandering to a white, straight, cisgender, male audience. This is one of the major faults of many people who call themselves an “egalitarian”. Feminism is equality - it is a form of egalitarianism and if you do not believe in it then you are not actually an egalitarian but an idiot using it’s name to benefit yourself. Try searching up the word and understand what it really means rather than focus all your attention and believe everything you see from a bunch of radicals.

They never talk about the benefits of LGBTQ, anti-racism, etc. and instead, may talk about how the minorities oppress cisgender, straight, white males (which doesn’t make sense as they are the ones in the positions of power and cannot oppress themselves - this is like an almighty king feeling helpless when a bunch of peasants haven’t given him some wool).

These so-called egalitarians derail conversations from feminism to MRAs. In fact, most egalitarians are about men’s rights while totally booting everyone else out of the image. Egalitarianism is about EVERYONE’S rights. Why so much expenditure on that one group and that one group alone? This yet again, shows their privilege.
by Only Sane Man August 13, 2012
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a sugar-coated way of saying "feminist".
Person 1: Hey, you believe in equality of the sexes. right? So that makes you a feminist.
Person 2: I prefer to say "egalitarian".
by 0jasmine0 February 7, 2015
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Asserts that people should have the same rights and opportunities regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc. The true principle of equality.
From the ashes of gynocentric feminism rose egalitarianism.
by DII117 July 2, 2015
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Somebody who believes in equality for all, without devaluing one over another.
A term not to be confused with Feminism nor the MRA. It is not the same thing.

An idiot called “Only Sane Man” is anything but. He falsely implies that white straight cis gender males are excluded from egalitarianism, and to pander to them by including them under the term is misogynistic. This is false. Feminists are attempting to redefine the term to be exclusive rather than inclusive which is not in line with the core principles of egalitarianism.

Egalitarianism is a separate term to feminism and MRA etc. To break down that final barrier to include everybody, to condemn all unjust bigotries wherever it may lie. To emphasise and learn compassion for all, and treat everybody as equals with the same respect, not one over another.

It is not the same as the more exclusive MRA, and likewise not the same as the more exclusive feminism either. Both are just as exclusive who often spends too much time attacking each other. Egalitarianism fights for both women and men equally without prejudice, to treat both as equals that “equally acknowledges” that both genders faces serious discrimination.

But it is much more than that. It includes race, disability and lgbtq equality too, and even shock horror equality for white straight cis men whenever they’re discriminated against, even if only once. It is about treating everyone by how you wish to be treated yourself, without prejudice.

There is no such thing as positive discrimination under Egalitarianism. All discrimination is negative.
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A person who eats a diet strictly of eagles.
“You don’t eat anything but eagles?”

“That’s correct. I’m an egalitarian.”
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