Why is feminist such a bad word?

Feminist means a person who wants equal rights for both men and women. So, why is it that the word gets such a bad rap? It is primarily because most people don’t understand the word’s meaning. Others fear it because it challenges the way things have always be done on the basis of culture and tradition. Women don’t want to call themselves feminist because they don’t want to be seen as standing up for something and fighting for something, as that is not a feminine or womanly thing to do. Fighting is a masculine trait, but women have been part of every war, every revolution, and every fight. They’ve just been behind the scenes, always helping, never seen. Why are people so afraid of seeing women, of hearing their voices? Why are people so afraid or equality, of Feminism?

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