Let me rephrase that before anyone decides to take it the wrong way, as can happen in a big damned hurry. It’s not hard to be friends with a feminist, it’s hard to be friends with a feminist that uses the definition of feminism to gain an advantage over those that they think have wronged them. That might still draw the ire of those that believe that anyone and everyone that argues with their point of view of how women should be ruling the world and men should be made to understand their point of view by taking a back seat.
Sorry, that’s not how feminism works. If you want the definition, here you go:
Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. This includes seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those for men.
Is that clear enough for the social justice warriors? “Equality of the sexes”, not just equality for women but equality for the sexes, meaning man and woman alike. And before we get into the different genders that have somehow sprung forth from the two biological genders that were established at the dawn of creation, consider this. Women that want more than their share of equality tend to want things to go their way but then decide they want to shirk the responsibility that comes with it. A good example would be a hardcore feminist that wants to be paid as much as a man, which isn’t an unreasonable expectation, but is only to work half as hard.
How does that work? It might work fine in the mind of the person getting the benefit, but to those that don’t live in the delusional world between that person’s ears working harder to gain more is an immutable fact of life that doesn’t get trumped by someone’s desire to work less and get paid just as much. If you want the equality then you work for it, you earn it, and hopefully if there’s any justice in our system you will get it.
There’s no doubt that for quite some time women have gotten a raw deal, and that feminism is not inherently bad, so long as its tenets are followed and people don’t start using it much in the same way many religious figures want to use their religion, as a means to justify what is done and how they believe when it’s convenient. If that’s the case then feminism has lost its meaning in that moment, and is less of an idea than a social demand that carries little to no weight.
If you want an example of failed feminists, here you go: