We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have always had the impression that feminism was founded and exploited by man hating lesbians and that they had an ulterior motive which was to push more women into experimenting with lesbian sex. I do realize that most women who consider themselves feminist don't agree with that image of feminism and they do not subscribe to it. But never the less there it is lurking in feminist studies and the many books written by the radical lesbians.
What I would say I disagree with about feminism as it is practiced is it seems to require blaming men for all of women's problems. They don't empower women they drag men down. They don't allow women to persue careers in fields that were typically male only they instead demand that standards be lowered enough so that women can be hired (firemen, police, combat). Feminism ignores the fact that most family violence is committed by women and instead insists that all of it is precipitated by men. Feminism requires that there be someone to blame other then women.
Current Feminism is just another ideology that subjugates the individual (to quote Jessica Valenti from The Guardian):
Without some boundaries for claiming the word feminist, it becomes meaningless. So once and for all: Can you be an anti-choice feminist? No. A Republican feminist? Unlikely. A feminist who thinks that the issues of importance to women of color or gay women or trans women or disabled women aren’t ‘feminist issues’? To quote Flavia Dzodan, ‘My feminism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit’ – and I’m not interested in bullshit.
I don't think women CAN never be equal to men (which also means men equal to women) until they allow for a play called The Penis Perspective along with the The Vagina Monologues. But I also think women WILL never be actually be equal to men - or men to women - till neither play has any social import.
The last half of this article had some good points. The first half is nothing but prudish hooey.
As far as the working world and discrimination, we had true equality in about 1970. The feminists should have declared victory then and quit. But they didn't. Why? Greed and sexism on their part.
The problem with modern feminism, in a nutshell, is the double standard. Women's feelings are treated as moral imperatives, so much so that guys are expected to read their minds (before, for instance, flirting). But guys' quite reasonable feeling that sex is a need is laughed off as a joke.
Bottom line: If you want guys to behave, legalize sex work, so that every guy has the opportunity to get some. Anything less amounts to treating men as objects.