Feminism is a word used to describe women being viewed as equal to men. Yet sometimes in the same breath these women become upset when “the guy does not pay for every date.” These stigmas have created taboo attitudes associated with the idea. This is ironic given the fact that “man-hating” is the opposite of what feminism is supposed to represent.
To say that the word feminism has become the “dirty word” of this generation would be a grotesque understatement. It is almost understandable, given the stereotypes surrounding women who fight for women’s rights and equality. The word feminism is too often considered synonymous with man-hating and typically associated with double standards — but this too is a massive inequality in itself and a part of the problem.