Given that people can't even agree what these words mean, I was curious which word people feel describes them best.
If you don't think any of the words suit you, choose which one you indentify with most.
If you just don't care, choose E.
- I'm a Feminist.Vote A
- I'm an Egalitarian.Vote B
- I'm a Mens RIghts Activist.Vote C
- I'm a Sexist Tool.Vote D
- None of the above.Vote E
Most Helpful Girl
I don't associate myself with any movements, because all of them consist of whiny turds with a chip on their shoulder.
Feminists endlessly cry about bring misunderstood in regards to the definition of feminism.
Egalitarians have a preachy holier than thou attitude that try to "educate" everyone about how their ideology is the most equal.
MRA claim they're fighting for men's issues, yet checking any MRA forum you will find that comments under every topic and/or article all they're talking about is how great life was when women had no rights.
Sexist tool - please see previous description. Add whiny female that claims there are "no good men left".2
Most Helpful Guy
A feminist is someone who believes that men collectively oppress women. One theoretically could believe that while supporting sexual equality (though almost all feminists actually do not), but it is not a part of the definition. To claim that it is would be to side with Tumblr nobodies against many of the important feminist thinkers who actually built the movement. I am not a feminist. For the reasons, read Peter Schwartz's essay 'Gender Tribalism' ( www.google.co.uk/url ) and Ayn Rand's essay 'The Age of Envy' in the collection 'Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution'.
The term 'egalitarian' already has a prior definition. An egalitarian is someone who wants to bring everyone down to the same material level. The term has been stolen by people who want a term to denote some kind of vague support for sexual equality that somehow isn't feminism.
Men's rights activism is a diverse set of anti-feminist responses to feminism. But, that is precisely the problem, vagueness. Hardly anyone has any idea what men's rights are or indeed what any individual's rights are. There is no point in being an activist for something that one doesn't understand. Feminism is a huge problem, but it is not a primary. Underlying feminism is altruism, and underlying that is the rejection of reality.
So, if I had to define myself in relation to these movements, I would describe myself simply as an 'anti-feminist'.1