Feminism – what does it mean?

What does the term feminism mean now?

Like any movement that has matured, occupied the broadly-acknowledged moral high ground, and grown to include most of the population, feminism no longer has a very specific meaning (if it ever did).

I have seen everything from misogyny to misandry, and justifications for both matriarchy and partiarchy being touted as “feminism”. Since theres no such thing as term-use police (at least, not effective ones), it can’t be stopped.
Ultimately, despite the perhaps inevitable muddying and watering-down of the term as it is used by huge numbers of people, there are very positive aspects of a culture that identifies itself –even vaguely- as ‘feminist”.

Perhaps new terms are needed, to identify branches of feminism.


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