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Feminism is a social, economic, and political philosophy and movement which holds that individuals should not be discriminated against because of their gender. More specifically, it promotes the dismantling of dominance-structures (the patriarchy) that have traditionally oppressed women but which also hurt men in various ways (e.g. toxic masculinity, gender prescriptivism), as well as being harmful to those who do not fit gender binary archetypes.

Feminism is a movement which seeks respect and equality for all genders, but particularly women both under law and culturally.

Although improvements have been made, particularly in the last 50-100 years, people of different genders are not always treated equally. Our social, economic, and political systems are systematically biased against women in many different ways. Some of these systematic biases against women have the side effect of harming people of other genders, but they are still biases against women.

Feminists come in all shapes, sizes, colours, ages, and genders. There is likewise a wide range of political thought and ways of expressing feminism. Not all feminists think alike, but if you support the idea of respect and equality for women, then you are a feminist.

Geek Feminism, retrieved 2020-10-24




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