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Has feminism gone too far?

Critics of feminism suggest that the movement that once gave birth to positive changes such as emancipation has since soured. The goal of equal rights has allegedly now become simply a desire to dominate men, often under the guise of victimhood. Many feminists vehemently deny such allegations, often citing evidence of the continued suppression of women, such as inequality in wages.

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Christina Hoff Sommers    Philosophy Professor, Feminist Author
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The orthodox feminists are so carried away with victimology, with a rhetoric of male-bashing that it's full of female chauvinists, if you will. Also, women are quite eager to censor, to silence. And what concerns me most as a philosopher is it's become very anti-intellectual, and I think it poses a serious risk to young women in the universities. Women's studies classes are increasingly a kind of initiation into the most radical wing, the most intolerant wing, of the feminist movement.
04 Nov 1994    Source


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Heartiste    Pickup Artist
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I will now present to you a vision of hell as dreamed up in the minds of the man-hating women who litter internet toilets like Feministing... This is what the world would look like if feminists had their way. Man Tax, Thought Crimes, Ban on Porn, Ban on Sexbot Research, Ban on Foreign Brides, Mandatory Castration for Crimes Against Women, Rape = Death Penalty, Better Pay, Legalized Polygamy, Ban on DNA Paternity Testing, Sexual Harassment Laws Expanded.
28 Oct 2008    Source


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Anders Breivik    Terrorist
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It's correct, as feminists claim, that a hyper-feminine society is not as destructive as a hyper-masculine society. The catch with a too soft society is that it is unsustainable. It'll get squashed as soon as it is confronted by more traditional, aggressive ones. Instead of having it all, Western women risk losing everything. What are liberal feminists going to do when faced with aggressive gang of Muslim youngsters? Burn their bras and throw the pocket edition of the Vagina Monologues at them?
23 Jul 2011    Source


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Conservapedia    Christian Encyclopedia
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Modern feminists... never wanted gender equality; they want power for the female left
21 Dec 2011    Source


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Gloria Steinem    Author, Feminist
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[Regarding post-feminism...] It's like saying, 'We're living in a post-democracy.' It's ridiculous. We've hardly begun. The good news is that American feminism used to be three crazy women in New York: now a third of the country self-identify as feminists, and 60% if you go by the dictionary definition.
17 Jan 2005    Source


Jessica Valenti    Feminist Activist
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I think the idea that feminism is dead is dangerous because it leads women and men to believe that (1) they don't have to do anything; the work has been done, and that everything is okay now; and (2) it leaves them kind of alone, I think, in a struggle, and that's something I've seen a lot when I go to colleges and I speak to young women. They know that something is off; they know that the world [is] a sexist place... ...because feminism isn't widely accepted...
21 Dec 2009    Source


Amanda Marcotte    Blogger, Author, Feminist
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Men’s rights activists—a loose coalition mostly comprised of men embittered that they’re not getting as much tail as they believe they’re due and men embittered after having their wives up and leave against their wishes—irritate feminist bloggers for many reasons, from blaming feminists for problems they clearly brought on themselves, to the Russian bride weirdness, to their dogged trolling and grudge-holding of feminists that criticize them.
08 Mar 2011    Source


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0 Points      Bastet      24 Dec 2013      Stance on Question: Disagree
The anti-feminists, aka MRA's seem hell bent on blaming every societal ill on feminists. They never back it up with research, usually just going on an irrational whine. They go into feminist spaces using ad hominem derailing tactics. I recently had a discussion with one where I managed to converse without him resorting to nsme-calling and the blame a stranger tactic. When I asked him what he was doing about a specific issue, he told me that nothing could be done yet until money was raised. And, of course, all the money is going to 'feminazis'. (Lol) This was about FGM and male circumcision. When, I pointed out that signatures don't cost money and there are free petition sites on the internet, thus this issue had every opportunity to be addressed right here, right now for men, and as a mens issue this needs to be led by men and supported by women. And the validity of this issue does not make FGM invisible or of any lesser importance, unsurprisingly he left the conversation.

Please, someone explain to me how it is even slightly logical or rational to promote abuse against women, point out an abuse against men, expect women to stop focusing on female abuse and refocus on male abuse while sitting back doing squat and whining that 'those feminists' aren't catering to your every whim.

Feminism has a very long way to go.


0 Points      TheLobsterMan      21 Dec 2011      Stance on Question: Disagree
Modern feminists (even radical ones) correctly identify many of today's problems, such as gender roles and violence against women, but they turn to anti-individualist and coercive remedies.


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0 Points      k      27 May 2011      Stance on Question: Agree
At this point in time, the quote "If equality is your goal you aren't ambitious enough" has become more and more common. Feminists will say that the root of all evil is patriarchy. When non feminists describe an evil force, composing a minority of the worlds population, is trying to degrade and oppress them, and that the force includes "traitors to the cause," and that that force doesn't understand the true evil it is doing and so their comments can be ignored, and that force is making their life harder despite evidence to the contrary, and cases where that force clearly doesn't exist are simply ignored, we would call them conspiracy nuts. But they can also be called feminists.