What does it mean to be a feminist and why is it labled as a bad thing?

I know what it means (kinda) and only that eveyone thinks it is a bad thing to be a feminist. What does it really mean to be a feminist? Why is it labled as a bad thing? Is it a bad thing to be a feminist?

Honest opinions please!

7 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Feminism is, simple, the cause of women's rights. It just means working for equality between the sexes. There are also male feminists.

    However, there is certainly a minority percentage of feminists who are radical man-bashers. Most are quite civil, though. Unfortunately, part of being civil is being less "loud" than the obnoxious "feminists."

    After all, women's rights movements here in the USA began with mothers and homemakers. They just wanted to be able to vote, and then they wanted to be able to have the same jobs and salaries as men. Now we just want to be able to walk down a street alone at night without fear of being raped.

  • Deesky
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Feminists are women that want equality for ALL people. They are not man hating lesbians, although there could be some that are feminist. If it were not for the feminist movement, men would never get custody of children, never get child support, or spousal maintenance, or parental leave.

    People that are against feminist, are simply mis informed and feel threatened. If they really understood what it is about, they would be supportive & not afraid.

    Yes, many informed men are also feminists. Get your facts, & spread the word. Be a proud feminist.

    P.S. Research, Gloria Steinem, to start.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    A feminist is a man or woman that fights for the rights of females.

    The only bad thing is some feminists go overboard and offend people.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Feminism is a socialist movement (similar to Nazi Germany) which, instead of promoting the ideology that the Aryan is the master ethnicity, promotes that the ideology that the female gender is superior to the male gender.

    Feminism has been linked with man hatred. Therefore most feminists are bitter and lesbian.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    North American and United Kindom feminists are the repulsive ones, and often representative of "Western Feminists."

    Asian girls are good though.

  • 8 years ago

    Feminists tend to be man bashers i guess

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It's only labelled as a bad thing if you are a chauvinistic man.

    The Man springs to mind

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