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Feminism is an ideology that causes an alienation in affection by women for men. Feminism denies or downplays differences between men and women; feminism opposes homemaking, child-rearing, and homeschooling by women; and feminism promotes participation by women in predominantly male activities. Most prominent modern feminists support abortion.
Attributes common to many feminists include an entitlement mentality and a bit of an attitude, such as a "chip on one's shoulder" despite benefiting from a life of privilege.
On a personal level feminism can disrupt marriages, relationships, child-rearing, education and the workplace. The feminist ideology is particularly dominant in elite universities, many large corporations, and competitive women's team sports.
Feminism was originally an expression used by suffragettes – who were predominantly pro-life – to obtain the right for women to vote in the early 1900s in the United States and the United Kingdom. By the 1970s, however, at the height of what was termed Second-wave feminism, liberals had changed the meaning to represent people who favored abortion and identical roles or quotas for women in the military and in society as a whole. Today in the midst of what is called Third-wave feminism, some feminists are enforcers of liberal censorship and political correctness, at the expense of free speech. In fact, much of what drove Second-wave feminism and what now drives Third-wave feminism was derived from Communist doctrine and both have a great deal in common, including the shared goal of the destruction of the family and the promotion of homosexuality and promiscuity (via Goal 26 of the 1963 Communist goals for America).
Most modern feminists:
- want to remove significant distinctions between how men and women dress, such as preferring that women wear pantsuits rather than dresses, even though many feminists also want women to dress immodestly. In some cases, most infamously during the Miss America protests in 1968, feminists have even gone as far as to indicate that female products such as makeup, bras, and heels were "instruments of oppression."
- do not want gender equality; they want power for the female Left.
- in movies and television, portray the men, in particular the white heterosexual men, as inherently evil, dumb or incompetent, and the women, in particular those that adhere to the feminist agenda, as inherently good, smart or competent (note that this conflicts with gender equality).
- on that note, some movies and television programs, in addition to depicting men as inherently evil, dumb, or incompetent, can sometimes depict women who adhere to more traditional femininity, including promoting traditional family values and traditional marriage (see below), as well as expressing more traditional gender roles and natures, in an extremely demeaning manner, usually implying that they are at best brainless bimbos and at worst gold-diggers (women who only marry someone for their wealth), often with the implication that traditional femininity is considered inherently bad (which goes against the concept of women having free choices regarding how to pursue their life).
- conveniently pretend that there are no meaningful differences between men and women when that advances liberal causes (e.g., women and men equally in military combat, to weaken the U.S. military), but reject equality when that results in more money to women (e.g., VAWA funding of women's groups).
- oppose chivalry and even feign insult at harmless displays of it (see battle between the sexes).
- view traditional marriage as unacceptably "patriarchal".
- belittle and mock other women who desire to have children or raise a family
- shirk traditional gender activities, like baking.
- support affirmative action for women.
- advocate for women in combat in the military just like men, and coed submarines.
- refuse to take her husband's last name when marrying.
- believe marriage implies "female servitude" when it is in fact a mutual bond.
- distort historical focus onto female figures, often overshadowing important events (E.g.: Henry VIII's wives take precedence in common knowledge to his actual reign.)
- often condemn the God-given order of gender roles, as laid out in the Holy Bible.
- object to being addressed as "ma'am," or feminine nicknames such as "sweetheart" or "honey"; object to other female-only names, such as "temptress".
- take offense at grammatical rules of the English language, like using the pronoun "he" when referring to a hypothetical/anonymous person, or phrases like 'fireman' and 'stewardess.'
- support the homosexual agenda.
- push propaganda that implies that women weren't allowed to be granted an education until the 1960s, and all education beforehand was granted solely to "rich white males."
- demands that women choose a career over raising children without any remorse.
- criticize music such as heavy metal, rock and roll, and country for being "sexist".
- object to anyone describing Northern and Western European women being demure or Southern and Eastern European women as seductive.
- Denounce and demean any women who have more feminine traits and embrace their femininity.
Note that women who have to take over the family business due to their parents not having a son and the parents themselves being unable to continue working at the area is not considered feminist due to the circumstances involved. Some feminists want to do away with masculinity.
Roots of the movement in the United States and the United Kingdom include the Women's Suffrage movement of the early 1900s (First-wave feminism) and the Women's Liberation (Second-wave feminism) movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Second-wave feminism had its roots from Betty Friedan and Simone de Beauvoir, who both advocated for the abolition of the career of housewife with the false implication that it was comparable to a Nazi concentration camp or a parasite, though they are more akin to the later third-wave feminism, as they fought against what they saw as patriarchal systems designed to hold women down. Another notable feminist was Simone Veil, who was instrumental to legalizing abortion in France. One of her key methods to its legalization was citing her experience as a holocaust survivor.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), whose proponents claimed would address the inadequacies of the Fourteenth Amendment concerning women and citizenship, was proposed in the US in 1923. The amendment passed Congress in 1972 but was ultimately defeated, falling just three states short of the required three-quarters majority on June 30, 1982. Some conservatives, particularly Phyllis Schlafly, felt that its passage would entail adverse consequences, including making girls subject to the military draft, requiring taxpayer-funded abortion, the end of single-sex schools and classes, requiring the issuance of homosexual marriage licenses, and the revocation of laws that protect women in dangerous jobs, such as factory or mining work. Indeed, in states that passed their own versions of ERA, several of these results were subsequently ordered by courts.
The feminist movement in the West evolved in the 1980s with the rise of so-called Post-Feminism (Third-wave feminism), which stresses that women have many rights that go unrecognized, often by women themselves, in everyday life, and in the American legal structure. Most members of the feminist movement support reproductive rights currently guaranteed by American law, including the legal right to abortion. This stance is opposed by many conservatives. Third-wave feminism has been highly influenced by postmodern thought, and is a more intellectual form of feminism. It fights against the systems that it sees as detrimental to women as a group, systems designed to keep women in traditional roles, in contrast with second-wave feminism, which fought for equal rights and pay with men in a fight against the traditional status of women as second class citizens. Another distinction made from second-wave feminism is the claimed recognition of the struggles faced by women who are minorities, disabled, immigrants, etc. (intersection theory), as most second-wave feminists focused only on white suburban middle-class able-bodied women. Second-wave feminism, however, was not always a good thing, as it pushed for abortion.
Leading political commentator Rush Limbaugh to coin the term "Feminazis" to refer to extreme feminist activists.
One of the major features of feminism prior to the 1990s was opposition to women being treated as sex objects. However, some feminists today support women being sex objects, viewing it as a means of empowerment over the traditional Judeo-Christian family structure and conservative values. While there is a push for sex-positive feminism (seen in works like The Vagina Monologues), it is not necessarily a push for the objectification of women. Largely, feminists fight against this objectification of women. The opposite of sex-positive is sex-negative, which is predominately used as a snarl word to label criticizers of the porn industry. Ultimately, however, it continues on the same promotion of liberalism and anti-Christian values, as feminists today treat Islam's cruel treatment of women as a matter of "personal choice". Similarly, the National Organization for Women proceeded to list the likes of Hugh Hefner, the founder of the infamous porn rag Playboy, as a "defender of women."
During the administration of Bill Clinton, feminism made a partial resurgence, although feminist leadership was criticized[Who says?] for largely failing to criticize President Clinton's sexist behavior toward female employees as both Arkansas Governor and U.S. President.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a staunch advocate of civil rights and non-violence said, "When a mother has to work she does violence to motherhood by depriving her children of her loving guidance and protection." 
Larrey Anderson, philosopher, writer and submissions editor for American Thinker, links feminism to Marxism, and concludes, "Feminism by grounding itself in the philosophy of Hegel and Marx, is condemning women to a new servitude: slavery to the State."
Christine Hoff Sommers wrote:
- ... The problem with feminism is not that it has fostered achievement for women. Rather it is feminism's attempts to demean the roles and achievements of men and "feminize" boys that are problematic. 
Feminism and reason
See also: Liberals and reason
"Our culture, including all that we are taught in schools and universities, is so infused with patriarchal thinking that it must be torn up root and branch if genuine change is to occur. Everything must go - even the allegedly universal disciplines of logic, mathematics and science, and the intellectual values of objectivity, clarity and precision on which the former depend." — Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge, Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women’s Studies, (New York Basic Books, 1994), p.116 
Feminists in the Swedish government on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017 were urged by the Iranian women’s right activist Masih Alinejad “to stand for their own dignity” and to refuse to wear the compulsory hijab while visiting Iran. The pleas were ignored. The Jihad Watch website reported,
Sweden’s female leaders have not only betrayed all women who fight for equality globally, but they have also fully exposed how confused they are: they are so-called feminists who – for example — furiously insist on control over their own bodies to choose abortion, but they are willing to fully submit to male dominance at the demand of Muslim men to dictate their clothing. And they did so in front of a global audience to boot.
Donald Trumps said when asked about his opinion on feminism "Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee".
See also: Atheist feminism
Feminists who are theists often belong to religious bodies which practice liberal theology. In addition, some feminists practice goddess worship. Since atheism rejects theism, atheistic feminism rejects/disbelieves in the existence of God or gods (see: Definition of atheism).
Atheism, women, men and atheist feminism
Since most atheists lean Left politically (see: Atheism and politics) most atheist women are feminists. However, this may not apply to atheist men or apply to a lesser degree, given that a significant majority of atheist are men and that the men's rights movement has many atheist men within it. Reddit is a popular place for atheists and a Reddit survey found that 94% of Men's Rights Movement supporters indicated that they had no religion (see also: Reddit atheism). YouTube's most popular atheist is TheAmazingAtheist who is a men's rights activist. Another popular YouTube atheist Thunderf00t is very critical of feminism within atheism (See also: Atheism plus).
Atheist movement, feminism and schism within atheism
Within the atheist movement post New Atheism and the Elevatorgate controversy, there has been a lot of conflict between atheists concerning feminism. One of the results of the conflict was the new atheist Richard Dawkins losing a lot of public support and support among the irreligious (see: Richard Dawkins' loss of influence).
Atheist feminism and its view of religion
- Me Too Movement
- Essay:Conservative Women Vs. Feminism
- Feminism and housewives
- Feminist style
- Gender equality
- Gender police
- Feminists for Life
- Feminism and reason
- Feminist hypocrisy
- Battered woman syndrome
- Communism and feminism
- Feminist myths
- Feminist nitpicking
- Feminist quotes about Richard Dawkins
- Liberal totalitarianism
- Susan B. Anthony opposed abortion
- "There is no question that she deplored the practice of abortion, as did every one of her colleagues in the suffrage movement." Desperately Seeking Susan New York Times (13 October 2006)
- Voices of our Feminist Foremothers Feminists for Life
- Feminism is Communism
- Feminist family politics and their roots in Communist ideology
- "[T]he wearing of pantsuits is often a useful feminism signifier, depending on the culture of the law firm." 
- "I was part of a growing tribe of pesky women called feminists by friends and enemies alike. We women stormed out the door in our imitation men's suits ...." 
- Phyllis Schlafly, "Feminism Has Become a Hot Topic"
- Nightline Transcripts, "Making Hillary Clinton an Issue", PBS
- "Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession... The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn't be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that." - Vivian Gornick, University of Illinois, "The Daily Illini," April 25, 1981. "You Don't Know Feminism"
- "But sometime between the Ides of March and Canada Day, I remembered that I'd given up baking cookies as a political act in 1975. ... No self-respecting feminist could be found in the company of cookie dough." 
- Mrs. Feminist : "(Almost half the married women in the Harvard-Radcliffe class of 1990 kept or hyphenated their names.) If you read the New York Times wedding pages, and shut up, you do, the phrase 'the bride, who is keeping her name' seems like the norm, unless his name is Rockefeller.
- Sen. Barbara Boxer: No ma'am references, please, Chicago Tribune
- Ernst, Douglas (October 30, 2017). Professor pushes need to ‘attack masculinity directly’ to survive Trump era. The Washington Times. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- For example, the Hawaii and Massachusetts Supreme Courts illegally ordered the issuance of homosexual "marriage" licenses based in part on their on their state ERAs, and the New Mexico Supreme Court illegally ordered taxpayer-funded abortion based on its state ERA.
- Odone, Christina Left-wing misogyny is alive and well: The party’s feminist agenda allows Labour men to get away with sexist behaviour (2 June 2005) The Times
- Jackson, Candice E. "Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine" (World Ahead Publishing; 2005) ISBN 0-9746-7013-8
- Stride Toward Freedom : The Montgomery Story, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harper and Rowe, New York, 1958, p. 203.
- Larrey Anderson, The Feminine Mistake, American Thinker, November 29, 2009
- Bekiempis, Victoria (Summer 2011). "Why the New Atheism is a boys' club". Bitch Magazine, no. 51. Retrieved from September 26, 2011 edition of The Guardian/CommentaryIsFree.
- Confirmed: "Men’s Rights Activism" Is For Misogynists Without God, Raw Story
- Dana Loesch Rips Feminists on Louder With Crowder
- #SJW Feminist Myths Destroyed by Karen Straughan on Louder With Crowder
- Feminism & Fat Pride: The Unholy Alliance on Louder With Crowder with Paul Joseph Watson
- The Truth About 'Rape Culture' by Paul Joseph Watson
- The Feminist eZine Archive of articles about Feminist History.
- Gloria Steinem and the CIA, The New York Times, February 21, 1967.
- Inside the CIA with Gloria Steinem, Nancy Borman, The Village Voice.
- Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?, Christina Hoff Sommers, The American March/April 2008.