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With the rise of feminazis and other such 'feminists' campaigning for 'free the nipple' or claiming that wearing sanitary towels oppresses them, are more girls embarrassed or reluctant to identify as feminists because the ideology has been defaced by the radicals? Although many females support the aim of the feminist movement, very few identify as one. Why is this?
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maybe they don't want to have to quote bs statistics to validate a groups backwards logic.
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I think there is a label associated with the modern "feminist" due to radicals and people on social media making completely irrational arguments. People have a tendency to make generalisations so if you identify as a feminist, people band you in with those who'll make arguments that don't actually support equality. Thanks to certain modern feminists, on the internet in particular, what a feminist is defined as has changed. Therefore, while people may believe with the original ideology, they don't want to associate with a group where there are members who make arguments that aren't sound.
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Radical/aggressive feminists are the reason why women feel a little uneasy about opening up about it.
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The issues they tackle are too first-world and petty.
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I would say that I am reluctant to identify myself as a feminist for many reasons, including the ones you have mentioned.

I do share some views with feminists in general, but I think that some feminists are trying to make a big deal out of things that aren't really problems. Also, it seems like the statistics they use most of the time are illogical and are misinterpreted. Most women in the west are not oppressed at all and we can achieve anything we want if we put our own effort into it

Also, I don't like the fact that they are trying to introduce quotas for women in business etc. because that is not really equality as it is still discriminatory and I find it patronising. I would not like to get a job just because I am a woman, that is not fair to me or the man that may have missed out on a job opportunity because of gender.

Although some feminism is good, most modern day feminism(in the west in particular) has lost its roots.
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I think you said it in your main post. Also "feminist" in itself implies sexism because the name is about one gender and not the other. "Egalitarians"... now I would sign up to that.
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(Original post by seaholme)
I think you said it in your main post. Also "feminist" in itself implies sexism because the name is about one gender and not the other. "Egalitarians"... now I would sign up to that.
I agree, and although feminism is supposed to support everyone regardless or race, orientation etc, feminism makes it sound too much like a battle of the sexes rather than a movement for equality for EVERYONE.
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I'm not embarrassed to identify as a feminist but there does seem to be a stigma attached to it


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Feminism has been demonised since its conception by men who condemn it as, of all things, a form of Nazism, or just a bunch of screaming idiot broads who're doing no more than "claiming that wearing sanitary towels oppresses them" (-who has ever claimed this?). So, lots of girls are embarrassed by the label. This comes down to misunderstandings of the movement that have been perpetuated by men who don't want to face the facts that they benefit from an unequal society.

The only time I've ever questioned being a feminist is when people who have called themselves feminists have exploited the label to trample all over women of colour with white feminism. Or when TERFS (trans exclusionary radical feminists) use the word feminism to trample all over trans women. But then these people can't really be called feminists.

So, no, personally I'm not embarrassed. But then, hey, I'm probably just another hysterical b**** who does nothing more than forge statistics and write poems about nipples in a dark basement, right???? :erm:
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(Original post by jedanselemyia)
The issues they tackle are too first-world and petty.
first world. love it.
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I'd be embarrassed to identify as a feminist. They say they want equality between the sexes and they only focus on institutes, situations and laws that oppress women.

How about the ones that oppress men? Like how men cant physically stop an abortion of what could be their child because it's the woman's body.

The double standards are ripe
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No. I grew up in Africa and the Middle East, I have seen gender inequality. So, feminism to me is not freeing the nipple, or claiming that the term 'female' is oppressive. It's a shame that the ideology has been hijacked by women who seem to receive their education from tumblr, to the extent that I can't say I'm a feminist without being labelled as a man hater, or crazy, or ignorant.
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Equal rights for everyone shouldn't be something you wear as a badge of honour, or something you should be proud of. It's how a civilized society SHOULD be acting anyway.
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(Original post by teenhorrorstory)
With the rise of feminazis and other such 'feminists' campaigning for 'free the nipple' or claiming that wearing sanitary towels oppresses them, are more girls embarrassed or reluctant to identify as feminists because the ideology has been defaced by the radicals? Although many females support the aim of the feminist movement, very few identify as one. Why is this?
Not embarrassed. No one should feel embarrassed to want equality amongst genders.
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first world. love it.
What do you mean?
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Yes. If I were to identify as one it would lean towards cultural feminism anyway (and I bet so few people even know what that is).
What irritates me is guys posting on various topics 'oh but all you women want equality or feminism' etc. Stop generalizing you male pigs

Plus modern radfems seem to focus not on 'equality' per se but advancement of some woman agenda instead. Or postmodern fems (i.e. there should be no 'genders'. All nuts.

Plus I disagree with anything moving towards them being the same because they're not. Equality of opportunity to an extent though. I don't think there is much of a coherent school of thought for that sadly. So I shall remain an opponent to the nuts.
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I will always be a feminist, but I am ashamed of radical and extreme feminists believing the the same cause I beileve in.
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The answer to this is simply yes for me. I don't want to be associated with the idiots but I want this everyday sexism to stop that people don't take notice for as well as this larger picture of women not being able to be educated, rape etc. Like sometimes when I walk home from school I get cat called or whistled at and even though it's around 3-4 in the afternoon I find it scary. But I feel due to all this stuff saying women want to be superior it's thrown me off feminism even though I want this everyday stuff to stop.
I'm not even sure where I stand anymore out of all honesty
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(Original post by seaholme)
I think you said it in your main post. Also "feminist" in itself implies sexism because the name is about one gender and not the other. "Egalitarians"... now I would sign up to that.
surely wouldn't that be because one gender has been historically discriminated against, whilst the other hasn't?

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Yes. If I were to identify as one it would lean towards cultural feminism anyway (and I bet so few people even know what that is).
What irritates me is guys posting on various topics 'oh but all you women want equality or feminism' etc. Stop generalizing you male pigs

Plus modern radfems seem to focus not on 'equality' per se but advancement of some woman agenda instead. Or postmodern fems (i.e. there should be no 'genders'. All nuts.

Plus I disagree with anything moving towards them being the same because they're not. Equality of opportunity to an extent though. I don't think there is much of a coherent school of thought for that sadly. So I shall remain an opponent to the nuts.
then stop generalising male pigs yourself; not all guys are like that

to be honest, and I'll get abuse for this, but radfems have a place imo. The idea that gender is but a social construct is an interesting one; in the end it's practical to define us by our bodies but I get what they're trying to say given the burgeoning trans/queer/asexual/agender community and, yes, there are some who are look-at-me-I'm-pansexual-and-so-interesting, but I like the general idea of actually, let's not exclude an actually quite large group of people by only saying there can be two genders and placing prerequisites on them.

regarding cultural feminism; it's bull**** because it only focuses on the individual and is pretty limited and heteronormative. Also, isn't great with regards to intersectional feminism/feminism of colour.

I did a test (!) and I came out as radfem with intersectional closely behind. Socialist feminism doesn't really ever see the light of day because socialism hasn't happened in the west... yet.

(Original post by teenhorrorstory)
With the rise of feminazis and other such 'feminists' campaigning for 'free the nipple' or claiming that wearing sanitary towels oppresses them, are more girls embarrassed or reluctant to identify as feminists because the ideology has been defaced by the radicals? Although many females support the aim of the feminist movement, very few identify as one. Why is this?
FEMINAZIS.

my fave word.

what about guys?

also, who says that sanitary towels are oppressive? ffs.
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