Originally Posted by MidasGirl
I think people misunderstand it a bit. I want a relationship of equals. Meaning equal human beings. I'm not anybody's 'less than' or 'more than'. I'm not inferior or superior to anyone. But roles are a completely different thing.
Feminism gets a bad rap while it's really about getting people to treat you with dignity and respect as an equal human being. It's about helping people feel empowered to make choices that cause them to feel their best and highest. And that includes making sexual choices that work for each person.
Maybe it isn't presented in the best way sometimes, but feminism rocks!
Feminism started out as being about equal rights but for many it has gone far off track into misandry. There are still people that believe in equal rights but there are also many feminists that preach man-hating, gynocentricity and so on. You could say that well feminism is so and so because of the original intent or the dictionary, but in practice
there are many women and men that call themselves feminists that aren't about equal rights but want to lobby for womens rights at mens detriment.
But that's a whole other discussion.