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The word feminism has many connotations Some include lesbian feminazi man-hater and baby killer It is interesting to note that all these words convey a negative feeling It is rare to hear feminism described as female empowerment or as an organized activity on behalf of womens rights and interests which is how it is defined in the dictionary Why has feminism taken on such a negative meaning In this course feminism has been defined as female empowerment the recognition of oppression and the advocation of equality The syllabus clearly states that academic feminism is not about male bashingit is about challenging racist sexist classist and homophobic ideologies in order to theorize about a more equitable society and it is about transforming some of the existing patriarchal and racist paradigms in order to eliminate oppression In my opinion any strong and independent woman would want to be labeled as a feminist Yet many women are cautious afraid even of aligning themselves with the word feminist Fear is part of the equationthe justifiable fear of what lies ahead for any woman boldly proclaiming her commitment to empowermentMorgan 55 Is it because in order to be a feminist a woman must deal with false assumptions about her sexual preference cultural beliefs and general outlook on life I dreaded the long tedious conversations spent exorcising others of the stereotypes that tend to haunt the collective consciousnesswhen we think of the f-wordmale basher crew cut dykeMorgan 56 What woman would want to deal with this constant barrage of insults in order to proclaim herself a feminist Feminism is often identified with the radical and extreme definition associated with one of its subcategories Radical Feminism Radical Feminism emphasized the relationship of women to each other even going so far as to advocate separatism women only communes withholding sex in order to change the system Unfortunately this theory promoted the idea of feminists as lesbians as man haters who wished to
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