What does it mean to be a feminist to you?
- Yes I am a Feminist.Vote A
- No I am not a Feminist.Vote B
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Yes, of course. The belief that women should have the same social, personal, cultural, economic, and political rights that men have is basic human decency. Any attempt at justifying bigotry is morally corrupt and logically absurd.
The problem is that every organization in the world has its extremists that then get trotted out whenever anybody wants to attack an organization. Saying that feminists, as a group, are fundamentally flawed because of the actions of extremists is just as illogical as saying all followers of Islam are ISIS terrorists or that all Christians are terrorists that support murder and kidnappings because of the Lord's Resistance Army.
People are inherently equal in terms of the rights they are owed by society as a whole, and the way they should be treated. That is pretty much the end of the story. Trying to bash a movement whose goal is equality is simply a way to enforce some personal bigotry, or to back up those that are trying to do so.
Problems associated with radical feminism are the same as problems with radical anything, and the actions of a few radicals does not change the actual point of the movement - equality. Those that promote misandry, those that push for the elevation of women's interests above men's, are not actual feminists, regardless of what they claim, because feminism by definition is about the equality of women. They can call themselves what they want, but if they are pushing for one gender over another, they are not upholding the spirit of the movement, and they cannot be held as representatives of the movement as a whole.11