|Feminism a cult as defined [by men] in 1931|
I am issuing a call to all conservatives who value equality--especially those who have media platforms--to refrain from equating anti-family and pro-death platforms with feminism.
Just as all pro-family and pro-life supporters do not support equality of the sexes, all who support abortion and anti-family agendas are not feminists.
Feminism, from the beginning, has been simply defined as advocating for women full equality with men in all things.
Of course, historically, the very idea was bizarre and outlandish to many and--most importantly--defined by men who unequivocally opposed the very idea of the sexes being equal in any way (women did not write and publish dictionaries at that time, nor did they have a say in what went into them) .
The oldest dictionary this writer owns is the 1931 Universities Webster Dictionary which does not contain the word feminist at all but does libel feminism as a "cult."
Regardless of its actual meaning, most people associate the word "cult" with evil, oppressive, dangerous, and false.
That is the biased connotation deliberately infused into and associated with the the word feminism from the very beginning by those who opposed the premise--prejudice at its finest.
One pro-family, 19th century, feminist claimed that had she known in advance of the fierce persecution she would endure because of her activism for the full equality of men and women, it is doubtful she would have begun her advocacy in the first place.
By 1943, in some circles, feminism had been upgraded, somewhat, from a "cult" to a "doctrine."
The word "feminist" finally appears in a dictionary and is defined simply as: "One who advocates feminism."
In 1955, Webster's continues its hateful narrative and stubbornly discriminates against the idea of equality of the sexes with their "cult" disinformation. (Webster's Complete Unabridged).
Keeping in mind that the word feminism was originally defined by men who opposed any semblance of equality of the sexes, it must be noted that the word was deliberately biased, from the beginning, with a hateful connotation that it does not in reality possess.
"THE FEMINISTS" narrative is pure propaganda that has been bought into--almost wholesale--even by those who support equality of the sexes.
It is time to stop perpetuating the lie (even unwittingly) that equality is evil.
An open and objective conversation about equality for women and men is impossible when the very words "FEMINISM" and "FEMINISTS" (words that mean nothing more than advocacy for full equality of men and women) are constantly used as a synonyms for every evil agenda under the sun.
When speaking of the pro-abortion issue, I implore equality loving, pro-life, media commentators and reporters to call them for what they are, pro-abortion supporters--not "THE FEMINISTS." When speaking of the gay marriage issue, I implore pro-family advocates with public platforms to please call them for what they are, gay marriage supporters--not "THE FEMINISTS."
Conservatives who have pubic platforms and large followings, I implore you to please stop referring to those in the political far left collectively as "THE FEMINISTS. When you do this, you effectively lump all supporters of full equality between women and men (including those of us who are pro-life and pro-family) in bed together, jointly promoting an anti-life anti-family agenda, when that is not the case and could not be further from the truth.
Feminism is not evil. Equality is good. Feminists are not evil. Equality is good.
The practice of conservatives (even by those who support equality) of re-defining the pro-abortion and anti-family far left democratic platform as a FEMINIST agenda perpetuates an utterly false narrative.
Equality of the sexes is not evil. Inequality of the sexes is evil, and has been the cause of human suffering throughout the history of the world.
What is a feminist? One who supports the full equality of women and men and advocates for feminism, which is the practice of those who advocate for full equality of men and women.
Equality is a good thing!