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The term feminist means very different things to different people. Most women that run around calling themselves feminists are sexist, and have huge issues with men. Most women that want equality don't need to run around telling everyone they are a feminist. When a woman walks up to a guy and tells him she is a feminist, it sounds more like a declaration of war.
If the first thing a women did was tell me she is a feminist, I would think that she is sexist or very uneducated as to the facts of how sexism hurts both genders equally, but in different ways. I am all for equality, but most women that I have met that have called themselves a feminist just have a sense of entitlement, to force men to give women an advantage. For example taxing men to give money for exclusive women's causes, but not feeling that her tax money should ever go to a cause that only helps men.
These feminists are also the first women to hide behind their gender as an excuse. If they screw up at work, they often say something like "Well I guess I am just a typical woman." Then they play dumb so they don't need to accept that they just screwed up. So the men they work with have no respect for these women. Because they are not respected,and they are unable to accept that they have not earned our respect, they convince themselves that men are sexist. When the truth is, we just don't respect individuals that hide behind their gender like it is some kind of shield.
This is the kind of feminist most men encounter, and why we don't like women that call themselves feminists.4THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE