A radical feminist typically has the following characteristics:
- Avoids using the word "girl" to refer to a grown woman
- In fiction movies, portrays nearly all the women as "flawless" and "strong", and nearly all the men as "flawed" and "weak"
- In movies based on fact, distorts the facts to remove villainous women and/or flaws in the women portrayed, and distorts the role of men
- Insists on censorship of opposing speakers, writers, or presentations, often done on the eve of an event without consideration of the disruption
- Expresses extreme offense at modest expressions of disagreement
- Exhibits seething hatred for women who do not toe the feminist line, such as Ann Coulter
- Lacks a sense of humor
- Is bossy and self-centered
- Displays contempt for women who serve in traditional family roles, such as housewives
- Ignores recognition of achievements, such as inventions, made possible by traditional family structures
- Believes that single mothers are as capable of raising well-adjusted children without the influence of a stable father figure as traditional families are
- Insists that the lifestyle, attitudes, and customs of women should mirror exactly those of men and vice versa
- Regards all men as potential "rapists"
- Rarely or never defers to the majority, or concedes defeat
- Seeks to alter language to reinforce feminist ideology
- Encourage stereotypes to justify their intolerance
- Insists on the categorization of so-called oppressed groups:
- "Queer" people are claimed to be oppressed by "straight" people.
- "Cisgender" people is their term for normal people. They oppress "transgender" people.
- "People of color" is their umbrella term for African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and everyone who isn't white. Of course, they claim they are "oppressed" by white people (while ignoring that liberals, regardless of skin color, are themselves racist).
- These labels inevitably lead to labels of "us" and "them" which exacerbate the original problems they were claimed to solve.
- French, M. cited in Morrow, L. Second Drafts of History: Essays; Basic Books; Cambridge. Page 306, (2007)
- Over 25 years after the Equal Rights Amendment failed and its deadline passed, feminists are still trying to get it passed.