by Lizzy Olmsted

What is feminism?

The dictionary defines feminism as the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, but today it is gaining a much more negative definition. Many opposed to feminism often call feminists "femi-nazis". This connotation of feminists being compared to the Nazi party has stirred controversy among the feminist community, but what is leading people to have this idea of "femi-nazis"?


Radical feminists have coined the term "Femi-nazis". This is used to describe women who degrade men and are hateful toward men, using derogatory terms and insulting men. Their idea of feminism strays from the ideal of feminism. Equality among sexes is the belief and goal of feminism. Breaking the stigma of "femi-nazis" will lead to growth of feminism among both sexes.