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Radical means "at the root" (Latin radix, radic- ‘root’.) A founding principle of feminism is that women as a sex class - female humans - are subjugated by the male class. Radical feminism seeks to get rid of patriarchy by tackling the cultural systems that support it. Patriarchal sytemss operate from a basic assumption that males are more worthwhile than females - radical feminism challenges this assumption, which naturally pisses some men off.

Radical feminists sees gender as the tool by which women are suppressed; it's a complex value system that controls what men and women are allowed to do & whats expected of them. Every culture enforces gender with strong social rules and even by law. While the gender system actively harms women, it's unkind to men as well by demanding certain standards of behaviour (toughness, for instance) and forbidding others. Abolishing gender would, according to radfem theory, free both males and females to be themselves in a more satisfying way.

Transgender theory tends to view gender as fixed or innate - radfem says it can't be, because gender rules vary dramatically between cultures and across time. Another point of conflict is trans women's demands to be treated exactly like genetic females. Radfems say gender identity can't override biological differences.

Some radical feminists are lesbians and female separatists. Most are heterosexual women enjoying happy relationships with the men in their lives.
When people say I must hate men because I'm a radfem, that tells me they think men should oppress women and I should shut up about it!
by A Woman And A Half March 11, 2017
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An ideologue who acts under the decades-outdated belief that gender, sexuality, and all parts of the human mind are learned and have no basis in biology. Radfems are most commonly seen trying to ban pornography or lecturing parents about what they must teach their children lest they be responsible for raising a rapist. They are also often seen campaigning against medical and legal rights of transsexuals, advocating the idea that transwomen are men who dress in drag to try to rape real women, stirring up fear of rape in general, and calling evolutionary scientists bigots after confusing evolution with "social Darwinism."
That woman actually wants to see men forcibly castrated. She must be a radfem.
by nomorepseudonyms August 02, 2012
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A feminist who is more interested in revenge on the male gender than gender equality.
"Beth is such a radfem. She constantly assumes all men are the same as the worst man."
by Earthyling February 19, 2015
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Radical feminist.

Unlike regular feminists who actually try to argue that they're fighting for equality between men and women and are not about hating men, RadFems don't even try. They openly admit that they're a hate group against men and want to build a society without men.

Typical RadFem beliefs tend to be : indiscriminate bashing of men as a group, portraying all men as rapists and oppressive sexists, claiming that the Y chromosome is an "error of nature", wanting to put men in concentration camps which would kind of work like a zoo, systematically aborting male babies, creating woman-only countries where men are not allowed, getting rid of 90% of the male population through selection and using the remaining males as walking dildos for the reproduction needs of the female race, or even the total genocide of men and using artificial fertilization for reproduction, which would finally achieve the RadFem dream of a woman-only Earth.

RadFem is pretty much how Feminazis call themselves. It's literally the same thing as white supremacists but for women.
There's a "Stormfront or SJW" subreddit where hateful messages are posted with the actual names of the ethnic groups concerned blurred out. The challenge is to determine what kind of person wrote it. Typical comment :

"See, this person is actually using logical arguments instead of purely appealing to personal hate. It's the same unfounded idea of your own group being oppressed, but at least he's using actual crime data from a neutral source to defend it. And he's advocating for segregation and forced emigration instead of global genocide. This sounds way too reasonable to be a RadFem. Must be a Neo-Nazi."
by Hamstergamer November 28, 2016
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