Unpopular Opinion: The Term “Feminism”
The definition of “feminism” is, “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” But when one looks at the word “feminism”, one concentrates on “FEMIN”, which suggests that the philosophy has more to do with women than men. I get that historically, the feminist movement was targeted at women because compared to men, we were… well, hardly human in the eyes of society. However, times have changed, and women, in the eyes of society, are no longer sub-human, so why not change the word to “humanist”?
I understand that there are situations everywhere in the world in which women are treated unfairly. However, men also face oppression in the face of status quo, and even oppression outside the status quo.
All I’m saying is, since the definition of feminism concentrates on both sexes, I would think that the word itself would concentrate on both sexes. I’m a fan of scientific names, which describe the subject that name belongs to. The term just feels like a contradiction to me in modern times. I hope I’m not sounding like one of those annoying people who are obsessed with political correctness; my sincerest apologies if I do.