Not to be confused with Feminazi which states that women should be better than men. FEMENISIM is actually very good, and more of it is needed in the middle east and 3rd world countries. Thanks to feminism, women can now vote which less than a 100 years ago, they couldn't (in the U.S) they can also work, providing economic growth and family stability. Even providing the different approach to things from a political point of view. Not to mention, that, unlike the old plays where MEN HAD TO PLAY WOMEN because women weren't allowed to act. Now we have a better representation of society and can enjoy watching tv with both gender's being noticed.
With feminism we get double the workforce, double the thoughts and double the effort put into everything for our society.
Everyone says "Oh feminists just want more for themselves". That's exactly what they want. More rights for women. That's it. Stop complaining. Then everyone says "More rights!" and they might not be feminist. But they judge feminists for wanting more rights. What the heck? Just deal with it, the've done so much, don't stop them now.
I believe that feminism by itself is a very good thing. I don't believe feminism in the western world is still needed as equality between the genders has already been achieved rather feminism is needed in the Middle East and Far East countries where women for the most part are treated as property.
To split the two is to isolate the majority group of feminism. A definition can not define a movement, but rather the actions of the group. Between demonizing men for their apparent condescending tone or misusing statistics (Wage gap, rape culture, etc.) to push a narrative, feminism has embraced its radical culture. The result of this is a change of a movement from what the original intentions are, to an extremist viewpoint unable of public discourse. Over 85% of both those in the UK and in the US believe in equality, yet only 6% and 16% respectively identify as feminist.
I noticed that one of the arguments supporting feminism cited the definition. If that definition is really true, then we don't need feminism. Women have equal rights. There's no ifs, ands, or buts about it. We're there. The wage gap has been disproven many times, Western rape culture is a joke, and, assuming there was a patriarchy, which there isn't, it gave you almost everything you use on a day-to-day basis.
Here's an analogy: Let's say you have cancer, and you use chemotherapy to treat it. Then let's say the cancer is completely gone. Do you still continue doing chemotherapy? I would assume the answer is no. Feminism used to be needed, but it has served its purpose. We don't need it anymore. Feminism is dead, and so is every argument currently being used to support it.
Modern feminism is getting embarrassing. There’s a reason why so few women identify as feminists: It’s less a true “women’s movement” than the public face of hysterical leftist intolerance — combined, of course, with utterly bizarre (and bizarrely stupid) ideas. While I had numerous brushes with extremist feminists in law school — women who declared that all (heterosexual) sex was rape and often responded with literal screams to classroom speech they didn’t like — it all felt fashionably fake. Surely no one took that level of extremism into the real world, did they? Then my wife encountered a lesbian couple in Ithaca, N.Y., who was raising their child to be “genderless.” They refused to call him a boy or girl, allowing him to “choose his gender” identity during his teenage years. And, apparently, they are not alone. Most people — including most liberals — believe that kind of behavior is insane. NPR, by contrast, writes a glowing profile of women raising their “boychicks.” It’s hard to craft a more nauseating self-parodic paragraph than this self-identified “queer-identified male-partnered monogamist’s” description of her son: She describes her boychick, born in March 2007, as a “male-assigned at birth — and so far apparently comfortable with that assignment, white, currently able-bodied, congenitally hypothyroid, cosleeper, former breastfed toddler, elimination communication graduate, sling baby and early walker, trial and terror, cliched light of our life, and impetus for the blog. Odds are good he will be the most privileged of persons: a middle class, able bodied, cisgender, straight, white male.”
The feminism from back then isn't the feminism that exists now. Feminism now is a bunch of stupid woman hating on men. Everything from man spreading to the bullshit wage gap. They think they are all oppressed by men when in reality, nobody oppresses anyone. Also they are now trying to push their bullshit into video games by telling game companies that making women characters look fit and curvy is sexist and they should make a bunch of characters that look like land whales. And don't forget how feminists still believe there is a patriarchy when there clearly isn't. I could go on forever but those are just a few examples. I believe men and women should be equal. But to believe all men are sexist pigs who just want to oppress and rape you is pretty sexist.