I asked a question about two weeks ago about something a die hard feminist had asked me. Surprise, surprise.. I got nothing but negative comments from women because they automatically assumed I was "generalizing" and "bashing their fabulous movement". So my question is this.. How can you tell the difference between a feminist, a radical feminist, and a feminazi man hater?
I've been told that radical feminists and man hating feminists are practically one in the same. I've also been told that these are the same feminists who rally streets freeing the nip or dying their arm pit hair to support the cause. Maybe this is so, maybe not. I wouldn't know because I truly have not met one feminist who actually fights for equality, rather than dominance over the sexes. Note: I said I had NOT MET a true feminist. That DOES NOT mean that I don't believe they exist. With that said, if you take offense then there is something wrong with you, not I.
I would not say I'm anti-feminist. I would saying I'm anti-ignorance and anti-man haters though (if you must). And it seems like these are the two types of women I run into these days. Feminism in not common where I am from. My community runs an old fashioned life style and it has been this way forever. I love my lifestyle, honestly. I like living the old fashioned ways. And before questioning, yes. I have lived in modern lifestyles for two years and I could not stand it at all so I moved back home. So anyways, feminism is very scarce where I am from. All except your small group of "anti-men" and "don't do anything for your man, you're not his mother" women.
So, how can I tell the difference between feminists these days?
Most Helpful Guy
It's all silly to me really, and to be honest I just don't care, people can give themselves whatever titles they want but boiled down you're either for the betterment of people or your not.
Man or women makes no difference just like hippy or not makes no difference, I care about the environment but I'm not a hippy, I'm going to enjoy my double meat whatever when I want. XD
Saying that you are a "blank" is just what people do to help them achieve their self delusion of fitting in with a group.1
Most Helpful Girl
'Feminazi' is just a word invented to discredit the movement and demonize feminists.
There are many different branches of feminism, and people within those can have differing opinions even. Some examples are:
Radical feminists: they either want matriarchy, or there are some who are separatists ie. they want men and women to live completely separately from one another. This is where you will find feminists who hate men, although not all of them necessarily do.
Liberal feminists: they want to work within existing structures to achieve greater gender equality.
Socialist feminists (that's me): believe that gender inequality is an inherent part of capitalism, and equality cannot be achieved until we achieve socialism. We focus not just on gender inequality but on inequalities of class, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. ; because we see all of them as interconnected.
Those are just a few examples, there are lots more which you can look up if you're interested2