The myth of “radical feminism”

Every now and than there are men who bandy about the term “radical feminism” as if it is somehow a magic wond that will silence women to make them shut up.  Like all propaganda scare terminology accusing a woman of being a “radical feminist” is something which is meant to shut down debate and to force people to have views shoved down their throat without their consent.

Male chauvinists and men’s “rights” activists bandy about hate-terminology like “radical feminism” because that way they can pretend like they are the victims.  Sound familiar?  Just think about how the evil “palestinians” bomb Israel with missles every day but then claim to be the victims.  This type of cunning two-sidedness tells us that men’s rights activists must have some sort of problem their worldview, and that it’s the same as radical terrorism.  The very reality is that it is impossible for radical feminism to even exist, because the notion of feminism is a moderate one at heart:

The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

There is nothing “radical” about the idea. In fact, it is a moderate one.  Here is the definition of “radical”:

rad·i·cal   [rad-i-kuhl] Show IPA
thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms: a radical change in the policy of a company.

Feminism is by definition moderate, and cannot be “radical”.  It is actually those who espouse the extremist positions of making women unequal again, or making them men’s properties who are the radicals.  In other words the men’s “rights” activists are the radicals and the feminists are moderates.

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