Is modern day feminism similar to the Ku Klux Klan?

  • Modern Day Feminism is in no way similar to the Ku Klux Klan. Feminism is about empowerment, where the KKK is about dis-empowerment.

    Modern day feminism is about empowerment for women in their every day lives. The Ku Klux Klan is about dis-empowerment for minorities, especially blacks, even to the point of death and killing. Feminism is about the death of old stereotypes and unequal roles in society, but there is no violence or harm physically done to anyone.

    Posted by: Ramon Griffith
  • Modern day feminism does not represent the roots of the feminist movement in the slightest.

    Modern day feminism has become more of a cult like the Ku Klux Klan rather than a group fighting for equal rights. Women have already won their equal rights, so feminism does not belong in modern society.

    Modern day feminists believe in being awarded jobs and opportunities simply for being women. Radical ones tend to be sexist towards men. They are convinced with misdirection that society is unfair to women and that it should be changed.

    Posted by: RayEar
  • Does little baby want a banana?

    Feminist activists are blind to their own privilege in society.
    Radical feminists have taken control of the movement and it is no longer about equal rights. Prominent feminist authors are on record making blatantly hateful statements towards men.
    Feminists fight against fathers' reproductive rights. Feminists believe they are oppressed, but suicide statistics show that men actually have a much more difficult life on average.
    Feminist literature uses misleading statistics and draws intentionally misleading conclusions from them. (Example: Pay gap myth)

    Anybody who denies patriarchy theory is labeled a misogynist and silenced by personal attacks before any argument can be heard.

  • Feminists are supremacists.

    Compare these statements:

    Women are naturally more compassionate than men.
    Whites are naturally more compassionate than blacks.

    Men are naturally violent and commit most violent crimes.
    Blacks are naturally violent and commit most violent crimes.

    Women are more spiritually evolved than men.
    Whites are more spiritually evolved than blacks.

    Feminist rhetoric is often exactly like KKK rhetoric, they just hide is behind being advocates for 'equality' or 'social justice'.

  • Yes, modern Feminism can be equated to the KKK.

    Modern Feminism focuses on the equality of outcome instead of equality of opportunity. Much like the KKK, Modern Feminism uses shame and the forcing of speech, laws, and regulations to advance their movement. The KKK lynched black folk for any reason what so ever, Modern Feminism conducts virtual lynching on any person (male or female) that questions their dogma. A good example is Erin Pizzey, the first woman to open a battered woman's shelter in England in 1971. She received deaths threats and had her family dog killed because she had the tenacity to point out that both men and women are domestic batterers and abusers to a similar degree. She ended up fleeing England because her life was in jeopardy. The feminist could not tolerate her message, so Erin was virtually lynched and would have possibly been killed because she spoke an inconvenient truth.

    Modern Feminism hasn't changed since then. It has permeated the halls of government and education. Anyone speaking out against their domination of the gender narrative or anything remotely positive about males is pilloried-lynched without proof.

    Gender ideologues control modern feminism and the evidence points to gender supremacy aspirations with the current crop of feminists. With boys doing so poorly in school these days, why hasn't modern feminism addressing that issue? Same with the dropping enrollment of men in college, are modern feminists addressing the issue? No, they are not because like the KKK, modern feminists are looking at the situation with a singular viewpoint. Race Supremacy for the KKK, Gender Supremacy for the Modern Feminists.

    Modern Feminism purports to be for equality for all, show me proof where boys and men have benefited from modern Feminism, actual proof!

    Oh yes, lets not forget one of the pioneers of the feminist movement and a eugenicist to boot, Margaret Sanger - lecturer for the KKK.

  • Modern day feminism is similar to the Ku Klux Klan.

    Though feminists haven't lynched anyone (yet), they still have a hatred and mistrust for men from what I see. They criminalize masculinity and testosterone (normal male traits), and make it out to be something evil and abusive even though it's a natural part of men--something they cannot control. The KKK did the same with blacks. Making them out to be less than human, for something they could not control, so they could justify any wrong doings towards them because people would not care as much. Sound familiar?

    Feminism claims to be about "equality," but all they do is support women. Where were feminists when men were forced to go to war? Where are feminists when the majority of suicides are male? Where are feminists when the majority of the homeless are male? The answer is nowhere. They are blind to all injustices against men; ironically, even the ones they created. It isn't a movement about equality, it is a movement for female privilege (private rights).

  • It's based on hate.

    It's based on contempt for our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, as well as our grandfathers and great-grandfathers. It spreads a phony narrative that women were oppressed and men were oppressors. This demonizes men and infantalizes women. It denies the reality of the female privileges that always existed and the male disposability that was always part of life.

  • The scourge of the earth is the heterosexual white males

    They are as marginalized and dismissed as any other "hated" group in history, and blamed for all of society's ills. The word "misogynist" is flung about as effectively as "N***** Lover" once was to shut up an blame anyone who speaks out about the injustice and prejudice being done to men.

  • Yes, modern day feminism is similar to the Ku Klux Klan, no matter what part of the world it is.

    The movement is no longer about equality; its goal now is to give women superiority while ignoring the resulted oppression of males. They say that only men can rape and only women can be raped; they preach about equality while screaming "oppression" every time someone tries to expect them to do as much as a male can do. Don't forget the amount of cases these self-proclaimed warriors try to win by playing, often wrongfully, a victim.

  • Yes, modern day feminism is similar to the Ku Klux Klan.

    This comment from Moha I0v35 says it all:-

    "No, there are clear differences. Feminism does not seek to annihilate a group of people.
    Feminism still recognizes that there are uses for the opposite sex."

    I understand that feminism still recognizes that there are uses for the opposite sex.
    I guess that while men and boys still have some use we will not be annihilated.

  • Modern day feminism is not at all similar to the Ku Klux Klan since feminism is about getting rights and the KKK is about taking away rights.

    Modern day feminism is about ensuring equal rights for women. The KKK is a racist organization that is about taking away the rights of persons of a race they deem wrong. Feminism and the KKK could not be further apart in their ideologies.

    Posted by: JeffP4ri5
  • No, because feminism is not racism.

    The Ku Klux Klan are a bunch of ignorant racists. Feminists, while they can be extreme in their actions, are generally not in any way similar to these extreme racists. They generally recognize that everyone has their proper place in the world and in society, and they just want to make sure that they, as women or supporters of women, are given that due place in the world.

    Posted by: MariaR
  • By and large, modern day feminism does not blatantly focus on the superiority of women or the hatred of men.

    Modern day feminism is a diverse movement, and there are certainly some areas of feminism or some feminists who have an explicit or implicit sense of female superiority or male inferiority, feminism in most cases is not characterized by the explicit degree of bigotry seen in a group like the Ku Klux Klan. In fact, looking at the history of feminism, this sort of problem was much more prevalent during the "second wave" feminism of the late 60s and 70s.

    Posted by: tacomoon
  • Feminism is a joke

    To compare the feminist movement to the Ku Klux Klan is just ridiculous, first of all. Second, so a girl gives a smack to her lover. That's not feminist. That's just the girl being a spoiled little brat. It's not right to smack her back. Feminism is a joke. They ain't doing anything to men as far as I'm concerned. They're just a vocal group of haters who have no life. As for porn, it's the Calvinist religions in certain Euro countries that do that, not feminists... Like really? Abortion? That's nothing feminist! An excuse for some women to be irresponsible? Yes. Feminist? Not really.

    Feminists hate testorone and whatnot. But are they actively persecuting men for it? No. Hateful yes. But that's it.

    As for the marriage custody of children thing -- as horrible as it is -- is it really feminists or gold-digging women? That's been around in many cultures for as long as history can say... It's horrible but that's not feminist

    Abusive mothers are dealt with just like abusive fathers. So no feminism is a miniscule joke, not a threat.

    I've never been hurt for being a man. Ever!

  • Nope. Nope. Nope.

    Haven't seen any feminist setting people or houses on fire. Still see a lot of cultural misogyny, patriarchy, classism, and racism. Never saw the KKK build shelters for white people. Never saw the KKK question their own whiteness, or maleness, or straightness. The KKK wanted to be the norm; feminism wants deviation, variation from the norm.

  • There Are Two Things Wrong With That Statement.

    Many people believe that nowadays, there is no need for feminism. They say that women all have their equal rights. There are two things wrong with that statement: One, women DON'T have all their equal rights. Most women are still paid less than men with equal amounts of work. Women are still blamed for being raped. People think it is "wrong if a woman makes the same amount of money as men do." Women don't have control over their own BODIES when the government is making all their health care decisions for them (and might I add, the ones making decisions are mostly male). The second thing wrong with that statement is that Feminism is believing in equal rights between men and women. Feminism should always exist, even when women have achieved equal rights. There is nothing wrong with believing in equal rights. In fact, feminism should be ENCOURAGED because believing in EQUAL RIGHTS should be encouraged. The KKK is a group of people who believe in the OPPOSITE of equal rights. So tell me again, how is believing in equal rights and not believing in equal rights similar at all?

  • There are alarming similarities, but no.

    Although there are numerous similarities, such as the targeting of an identifiable group, designating that group as a threat, pushing policies that disadvantage that group, demonization of that group and among the more radical, the desire to eliminate that group (Radical feminists have been promoting the idea of reducing the global male population to 10-30% for decades now, and have even discussed "what will we do with all the corpses?"... Boiling them down to make soap was a popular suggestion), there is a significant difference between racism and feminism.

    Racism is an extension of Tribalism, and is based on the fear that an outside group will compete for limited resources. As economic prosperity increases, racist attitudes decrease, whereas the opposite has shown to be true for sexism. The more comfortable and easy life gets for all people, the more feminism cries discrimination.

    Racism, although deplorable, is at least based on a fear that, at one point in our evolution was a genuine threat.

    Modern feminism, on the other hand is based solely on opportunism.

  • No, because a group that seeks equal rights for all people has nothing in common with a group that seeks to take away rights.

    Feminism believes that women and men should have equal rights. The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist group that wants to take away the rights of African-Americans and other non-white groups in the USA. One acts by violence and intimidation in secret. The other acts with open debate and democracy. The goals, beliefs, and methods of Ku Klux Klan members and feminists are so completely opposed, that they have basically nothing at all in common.

    Posted by: R3yGoobIe
  • Modern-day feminism tactics may be unusually aggressive but they're well meaning and cannot be compared to a hate-filled, racist organization such as the KKK.

    I think that the feminist movement has certainly evolved over the last thirty years and today actually has a voice in American politics and was instrumental for many laws affecting the right to equal pay and tackling gender discrimination in the workplace. Although their tactics may at times be questionable, the fact remains that the issues they champion are legitimate and can potentially affect millions of women. The KKK on the other hand is a racist organization that seeks to divide and conquer by feeding off the misconceptions and fears of people to advance a hate mongering agenda.

    Posted by: I3nnJan
  • No, there are clear differences. Feminism does not seek to annihilate a group of people.

    Feminism still recognizes that there are uses for the opposite sex. Feminism isn't violent and undercover. Feminism actually wins some of it's battles. Feminism is led by a group of people that have been, and continue to be, discriminated against.

    Posted by: MohaI0v35

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deanesmay says2014-07-23T11:33:06.707
The Klan ran one of the earliest "anti-wife beating" campaigns in the US. There's a fascinating book very worth reading, "Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s" by Professor Kathleen M. Blee. It is little-remembered now but the Klan you see in the movies and films of the 1950s was not the Klan at its height; the Klan at its height was in the 1920s, and had millions of members in every state of the US and included prominent politicians, judges, cops, business owners, and everyday people, most of whom thought that their values were not particularly controversial and things that most decent people would agree with. Women were hugely involved in this organization and protecting women was one of its main missions--white women of course, but it was otherwise very gynocentric and revolved around what were seen as "women's issues" in that day. A lot of it will shock your sensibilities and shake you out of your preconceptions.