Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
Besides equal opportunity, I would also define feminism as theoretical discourses and practical action that is simply meant to empower women, and so long as there are women, there will always be feminist* discourses as our needs will always change as our environment (law, technology, medicine) changes. Human society is politics and conflict. You can ignore it if you want, but it doesn't change that fact.
* Some professors want to change feminism to womens' studies to put more emphasis on the need to address womens' issues as opposed to the politic of equal opportunity. I'm not sure how I feel about that one.
I hear what you are saying (and you are making a very useful distinction here), but as for the bolded part, I really hope this will not be the case. I believe it is possible that a time will come when there are still genders and sexes but no gender discrimination.
Oppressions can end - in France, I think you can safely say that no one gives a crap if you are a protestant. There is still a Roman Catholic church and there are still protestant believers, but apart from private considerations of personal beliefs, there isn't any public interest, let alone discrimination. What Christian denomination you come from is no longer a relevant identity through which to consider your environment.
The fact that this is the only example I can think of off the top of my head, and that it isn't even applicable to the whole of the Western world, isn't super positive, I know, but hey...