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  • At first no.

    The second wave has caused a negative effect on society. I think feminism has instead become a hate group. It's not about equality anymore, now it's about gaining more benefits for women than that of men. It's become like a winy group of unhappy house wives. But since I believe in equal work = equal pay, I would be labeled as a feminist. But unfortunately I believe that's up to the woman and her employer, that's why women get payed less, because they except lower pay.

  • Slightly Out of Hand

    While I agree that there should be equality in pay and rights for both genders, I feel like it is getting a little out of control. For instance, if a man does not want to have or care for a child he is a deadbeat father, yet when a woman does not ant to do the same she is pro-choice. How does that work? At this point I would argue that women are in a better societal position than males. Women get showered with gifts for Valentines Day and anniversaries and men get a free hug. What? Men have to pay for ever dinner with a woman, and with all the standards they set forth about nice and fancy restaurants, that can add up quickly. When a woman hits a man she is independent, yet when a man hits a woman he is a heartless bastard. While the concept is good, at this point it is well past equal.

  • It's no longer about equality... It's about supremacy.

    Women used to fight for freedom and equality, but now they're just pushing.

    Women have equal right. While not everyone treats them equally, not everyone will, and you can't make them. Finding equality is about being equal in government, and everything else follows in time.

    Now, a judge will give the woman everything... They receive preference over anyone else. But they keep fighting. Once you find equality (or for women, preference) in Government, you need to stop. Anything else is simply pushing too hard. When you push too hard, the only thing that gets pushed back is you.

    After equality is found in Government, you need to teach your kids love, and stick by your ideas, and stop shoving them down people throats. You may have equality in Government, but you will never appear equal to others by shoving the idea in their face.

  • Yes it has

    Feminism has gone from better women control in society to disagreeing with men no matter what. Feminism has gone from creating more options for women to stereotyping what a women should be and do. Thus becoming the thing early feminist battled against. Feminism become something women once stood for to becoming something some women don't want to be connected to. Feminism turned from a view that allowed women power to become somthing women are shameful for.

  • Feminism is gynocentric but claims equality

    Feminism now claims they are about Equality without stating that they mean 'for Women' (although some do make this distinction). The problem is that Feminism is rooted in the idea that Women are not Equal and therefore Feminism is required; this creates a paradox where Feminists are creating the problem they say they are trying to fix.

  • Feminism is gynocentric but claims equality

    Feminism now claims they are about Equality without stating that they mean 'for Women' (although some do make this distinction). The problem is that Feminism is rooted in the idea that Women are not Equal and therefore Feminism is required; this creates a paradox where Feminists are creating the problem they say they are trying to fix.

  • It is anti feminine

    It states that the sexes are equal, yet encourages women to act like men.
    Anything traditionally feminine is wrong. Marriage, children, being a homemaker, saving yourself for marriage, being ladylike in deportment.
    The West is dying thanks to feminism. We are committing suicide by not having enough children to even replace ourselves. Women will never be men no matter how hard they try, nor should they.
    Women have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to care for the family and bear children. Men have evolved to provide and protect the family. It has worked to both sexes mutual benefit until a group of women today we would identify as transgendered, hated being women and began the so called feminist movement.

  • It's victim mentality

    Feminism has turned into nothing more than promoting victim mentality, and blaming everyone else for their own problems. The fact that telling women to learn self defense to prevent rape, to feminists is victim shaming and promoting "rape culture," is proof enough. They invent ways to be oppressed just to have a "fight" in the first world as opposed to helping women in other countries who really are oppressed.
    Street harassment, gamer gate and shirt gate.
    What more needs to be said?

  • Feminist seek to promote a matriarchy

    Feminist seek to replace the so called patriarchy and promote a matriarchy. I agree with equity but you can not make everything 100 percent equal. With women making up more the then 52 percent of society.
    Women also make up more then 60 percent of the collage degree holder. To make everything equal would you only allow 50 percent of the population female and the other 50 percent male? Or college be 50/50 as well? This is total ridiculous but that's equal right?

  • Continue the fight.

    We have moved past the dark days of the 1950s where women were only allowed to be worthless housewives. Unfortunately, there are still battles to fight in other nations. We need to keep religious extremists from eroding the rights of women. The religious right is forcing us back into the dark ages.

  • Without A Doubt

    It has transferred it an "Women's Entitlement" movement. With things like a "male tax" promoted and claims that if a part of sociability does not have at least 50% women that it is sexist are absurd. It has moved far beyond empowering women and has moved into the realm of absurd accusation of patriarchy and trying to (more-or-less) promote a matriarchy.

  • No it hasn't

    If anything feminism has made society better. Women have most of the same opportunities as men. Back in the day having a woman in combat seemed crazy but look at today. Women are allowed in combat. There is still a long way to go. Women still dont get equally paid in some jobs and most people under the poverty line are women.

  • Feminist has become a dirty word . . .

    And honestly, I can understand why. But allow me to clarify that there is a difference between a femi-nazi and a feminist. A feminist represents equality for women, meanwhile a femi-nazi see's women being mistreated in instances when they aren't and thinks men need to have their genitals cut off. And yes, while such people may exist, lets never forget that there will always be obnoxious, rude, and down right mean-spirited of every group of people we look at. Even then though, I don't exactly think the biggest problem with feminism is a few rude people that exist here and there. I think it's how divisive the group has become. Two examples is prostitution and pornography. Feminism can go either way on these issues. One side argues that it's demeaning towards women, while the other argues that letting women do whatever they want isn't demeaning.

    With all that said though, I don't believe it has backfired. While feminism may make us think of the occasional femi-nazi and while it may be quite divided, I think it's important for women to have a group which specifically represents them much in the same way we need groups that represent animal rights, LGBT, and any other group of people.

  • There is an authoritarian backlash.

    Feminism has not achieved equality and gone on to something else. There is a conservative backlash against progress of all types. Progress disadvantages those who had unwarranted advantages in the first place, as has always been intended by progressives. Thus, the privileged try to keep their privileges. Gender segregation is still prevalent in even the most equal countries.

  • "Backfired" might not be the best word.

    So long as policies such as the Comstock Law have been overturned, I cannot justifiably claim the feminist movement has backfired against society. After all, the Comstock Law along with other policies in US history condones a cycle of marital rape and unwanted pregnancies upon women without their choice whatsoever. If the question is: "has the feminist movement caused more harm than good," I would say the feminist movement has created a better society.

    Nonetheless, has it backfired? Again, I think we must say no. Despite the gains women have made in government equal protection, a female still earns 77 cents to a man's dollar for doing the same job. There still needs to be individuals working towards gender equality. Thus, so long as feminists work towards these goals, which they are, this hasn't truly backfired against society. Perhaps current tactics used have backfired against the MOVEMENT, impeding its progress. Against society, on the other hand, I'd say the movement still has work to do.


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