I left feminism because I got sick of being lied to, sick of being taken advantage of and I've grown tired of harboring the hateful ideologies that many feminist "leaders" and college professors espouse.
I've moved on from feminism and now I identify myself as an egalitarian. I grew tired of being alone, and I got sick of being attacked everytime I tried to think for myself. So if you don't want social politics to dominate your life and your every iteraction with the opposite sex, then stay away from feminism.
When I went college I jumped into the movement with a passion for social justice and a desire to belong to something bigger than the sum of it's parts. Yes, I became a manhater, a ballbuster and to me, back then, it felt good on my ego to "cut men back down to size".
However, I had very few friends outside of the movement as a result of me wearing my feminism on my sleeve, even other women wanted nothing to do with me, so I immersed myself further into my beliefs and managed to grow my social circle by hanging out with some of the older women who also self-identified as feminists and hung around on campus despite not being employed there OR being involved in academia. They were hangers on, many of them in the age 45-75 bracket who wanted to relive their glory days and a few were friends with the Gender Studies professor.
I allowed them to corrupt me. I was only 19 at the time and these were much older women, seasoned activists who could talk a good talk and win arguments against even the most hardened misogynists, they were my idols so I naturally set out to emulate them.
I would love to go into more detail about what caused me to change my mind about feminism, but I don't want to dwell on those memories but I began to be cast out of the movement like a leper when my beliefs began to evolve, I began to praising moderates like Christina Hoff Summers while respectfully disagreeing with the likes of Gloria Steinham and Andrea Dworkin and I began having positive interactions with male students who were the complete opposite of what the professors and career feminists tell you. That's why many feminist leaders want women involved in feminism to go "Sep", their religion comes into question when the real world comes into play.
My new beliefs irked many of the hardliners and the dark side of the movement began to unfold before my very eyes when a "friend" from my gender studies class actually tried to pay a male student to rape me, luckily he declined the $2000 offer and went straight to the police with a witness instead. She was prosecuted and this was during my senior year.
It wasn't until I left campus life and joined the real world that feminism's fallacy became apparent.
It's not a movement after all, it's an ideology built on misandry, lies, intimidation of other women and a belief that all women are more perfect on their worst day than men on their best. Most sane people want others to be treated fairly, which feminists claim they're all about. Yet they don't practice what they preach.