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"Hey, join the fucking club! I thought I was going to be the starting center fielder for the Boston Red Sox! Life sucks, get a helmet!" ~ Denis Leary, No Cure for Cancer
Addendum to the above: "We won't improve the human condition sequestered into little pods of conformity." ~ fizzyland
Polls: If you want to post a poll and don't have a paid account, ask njyoder to post it.
Anti-feminists all agree with the following:
* We want equal rights for all people. * The work of the older generations of feminists to achieve equal rights for women such as voting rights are a Good Thing(tm). * Discrimination and stereotyping are wrong.
Anti-feminists abide by one or more of the following:
* One or more of feminism's basic principles are wrong; this is referring to basic principles other than those stated in the over-simplified dictionary definition. * The feminists of today are engaging in harmful non-equalist behavior; this does not mean an anti-feminist believes all feminists do this, but rather that they make up a significant portion of feminists. * The methods employed to spread equality are wrong or inadequate; this doesn't imply that an anti-feminist knows or cares to say what a better method would be. * The humanist philosophy. * Feminists are overly PC.
Anti-feminists are not the following:
* In 100% disagreement with feminism; anti-feminism is just a convenient term, it doesn't mean 100% disagreement. * Misogynists. * Perpetrators of hate.