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Old February 14th, 2016, 11:30 PM   #1

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Why is feminism such a dirty word?

The first feminist book I read was A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft, and there is nothing extremist about it.
I'm not quite learned about current feminism.
I have been a feminist since then, and I believe the positions should be based on ability rather than sex/gender.
Female rulers were exceptions rather than the rule, and the few who ruled often demonstrated exceptional abilities (such as the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, Dowager Xiao Chuo of the Liao Empire, Catherine the Great of Russia, etc.)
Bashing feminism as the leading cause of current issues isn't going to help.
As an active proponent for the artificial womb (let's face it! The woman's womb isn't exactly the safest place for the fetus!), I have encountered a few criticisms and supports as well.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #2

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Feminist is a mutch misunderstood word.

Most lay people now would assume a feminist is man hater.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 07:44 AM   #3

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Probably because feminism has greatly disrupted the lives of countless women, led to the break up of countless families, yet in the end studies show that women are more unhappy now then they have ever been. The solution to solve this unhappiness? More feminism! Feminism has only benefited a tiny pool of self-centered women at the expense of all other women and the rest of society.
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theres a difference between feminist and feminazi.

a feminist is a person who wants equal rights for women. completely support that and i believe many people would if they knew the proper definition.

HOWEVER feminazis are women who want to ban men's rights and give more rights to women while limiting the mens. these people openly attack men and swear at them and call them sexist and rapist and so on. now THATS something i have a problem with as a male and a citizen of earth.
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Originally Posted by VHS View Post
(let's face it! The woman's womb isn't exactly the safest place for the fetus!),
Well where are you going to keep it are you going keep it in a box?

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Old February 15th, 2016, 08:35 AM   #6

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Because apparently "equality" is a dirty word too.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 08:39 AM   #7
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I could write paragraphs on why but I've done this too many times as it is.

Instead I will just add something to the other posts. Any ideology which seeks to censor criticism and use force of law, harrassment and shaming as a tool to silence opposition or even simple questions which may rebut it. Is a dirty ideology and therefore feminism is a dirty word - going by your original question.
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Blah, blah, feminism, another melodrama for history-ridden heads. The only 'feminist' I've known was dissatisfied with my performance; screw her anyways.
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I dont find It dirty on the contrary I respect.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 09:51 AM   #10

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Feminism is about equality in every sphere of life, right? Is feminism about equality in child custody decisions?
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