Originally Posted by NoJobRob
Like The Equalist Movement. I think that would stand a much better chance of being heard, and since it would represent every person on the earth, one would be pretty hard pressed trying to oppose it or ignore it... Just my $0.02...
The fact that it is so broad is exactly what would hamstring it. The larger the net you cast the harder it is to focus on a single vision and the more likely it is that internal conflict will end the movement before it can get off the ground.
Now, women's lib has already been pretty successful. There's a long way to go but at least you're not hamstrung at birth for being born with a vagina in first world nations. You could broaden the focus without sacrificing its integrity per se, but keep in mind that playing a semantics game isn't necessarily going to change the content of the debate or the course it takes. People who are against women's rights wouldn't support equalism because in their minds the genders are fundamentally unequal. If you, say, included race in this, you'd actually create a bit of strife because some people who support gender equality are neutral on racism, or perhaps they are racist even though they're not sexist. People have lots of conflicting beliefs and loyalties and because of that you create a cluster$%^# when you try to do too much with one thing.