A 'current' in feminism that views gender relations and sexism as the direct result of a system of patriarchy and an androcentric (male-centered) society. Radical feminists go beyond critiques of legal systems, and critique the entire culture of gender and sex.

Radical feminism aims to challenge and to overthrow patriarchy by opposing standard gender roles and androcentrism, and calls for a radical reordering of society. These suggestions often include the abolition of gender roles, the support of GLBTQ rights and liberation, the restructuring of the family, and economic changes to end any gendered privileges.

Radical feminism has been around for a long time, but really began to developed into its current form during the Second Wave of feminism, and further evolved with the Third Wave, in which feminists began to explore the way sexism affects and is affected by other forms of antagonism and oppression, such as class and race.
Dude, I totally learned about the system of androcentric domination and oppression after taking a class on radical feminism. I feel both a sense of liberation and a responsibility to, like, aid the liberation of others.
by CrawdaddyJoe November 14, 2010
A hate-speech movement which aims to eliminate the rights of men and non-feminist women and deny people the freedom of speech. Adherents of the movement use the actions of men and an imaginary "patriarchy" as an excuse for why there lives are so pathetic and unfulfilled.
Grace belives in radical feminism and therefore blames the "patriarchy" for the sad state of affairs that is her life.
by Lloyd Bradford June 27, 2007
Radical feminism, emerging in the 1960s, is a perspective in feminism that calls for a radical reordering of society in which male supremacy is eliminated in all spheres. Radical feminism focuses on the root of gendered issues whilst also recognising that women's experiences are also affected by other social divisions such as in race, class, and sexual orientation. Some radical feminists are TERFS, while some are TIRFS. (Trans exclusive and Trans Inclusive.)
"I believe Radical Feminism. I believe that all women, including trans women are affected by the patriarchy and the male gaze."
by sapphiclunar September 3, 2021
A type of feminism that goes too far. One that tells women that they are all victims and that all men are the suspects and oppressors and that women shouldn't present themselves sexually because all men see all women as objects which are incapable of thinking, moving, having agency, feeling and having lives and desires of their own that exist solely for sex that are acted upon. The feminism that tries to find an inequality in every single thing and situation to complain about. It is an hate movement that is misandrist and unconsciously misogynist. It condemns heterosexuality and male desire and makes all men look bad. It wants to condemn Valentine's Day as "objectification" and something that perpetuates sexist stereotypes according to an article called, "They Even Hate Love". It wants to get rid of all masculinity and is the movement that is going to turn men into Shy Guys and women into Shy Clouds from Mario - ones that can't be together. This is the feminism that tells women that they can't do this or that because they are victims as in slaves with no agency controlled by the patriarchy and that whatever decisions that they make that any male is okay with is feeding into the patriarchy. It tells us that air conditioners or simply, AC's are sexist. It denies any biological and scientific differences between males and females. It tells people that a certain kind of fart is misogynist. It tells us that their is a big geyser of a patriarchy spouting out there.
by DEN-TISTHorse August 29, 2019
A type of feminism that goes too far. One that tells women that they are all victims and that all men are the suspects and oppressors and that women shouldn't present themselves sexually because all men see all women as objects which are incapable of thinking, moving, having agency, feeling and having lives and desires of their own that exist solely for sex. The feminism that tries to find an inequality in every single thing and situation to complain about. It is an hate movement that is misandrist and unconsciously misogynist. It condemns heterosexuality and male desire and makes all men look bad. They also want to condemn Valentine's Day as "objectification" and something that perpetuates sexist stereotypes according to an article called, "They Even Hate Love". The feminism that wants to get rid of all masculinity. This is the movement that is going to turn men into Shy Guys and women into Shy Clouds from Mario - ones that can't be together. This is the feminism that tells women that they can't do this or that because they are victims as in slaves with no agency controlled by the patriarchy and that whatever decisions that they make that any male is okay with is feeding into the patriarchy. It tells us that air conditioners or simply, AC's are sexist. It denies any biological and scientific differences between males and females. It tells people that a certain kind of fart is misogynist and that there is bug geiser of a patriarchy out there.
by DEN-TISTHorse August 29, 2019