Feminazi vs Feminism - What's the difference?

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Feminazi is a derived term of feminism.


As nouns the difference between feminazi and feminism

is that feminazi is (us|offensive) a radical or militant feminist who is intolerant of opposing views while feminism is (dated) the state of being feminine.

feminazi

English

Alternative forms

* femi-Nazi, femme-Nazi

Noun

(en noun)
  • A radical or militant feminist who is intolerant of opposing views.
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  • Usage notes

    See the usage notes about Nazi. Limbaugh defined the term as "a feminist to whom the most important thing in life is ensuring that as many abortions as possible occur," adding that, "There are fewer than twenty-five known Feminazis in the United States."{{quote-book , year = 1992 , chapter = The Limbaugh Lexicon , title = The Way Things Ought to Be , author = Rush H. Limbaugh, III , location = New York , publisher = Pocket Books , isbn = 9780671751456 , ol = 1724938M , page = 296 , passage = Feminazi: Widely misunderstood by most to simply mean “feminist.” Not so, boobala. A Feminazi is a feminist to whom the most important thing in life is ensuring that as many abortions as possible occur. There are fewer than twenty-five known Feminazis in the United States. }}{{reference-book , year = 2005 , author = Britt Gillette , title = The Dittohead's Guide to Adult Beverages , publisher = Regnery Publishing , page = xii , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=ZsYroxqspX4C&pg=PR12&dq=Feminazi }} However, in practice he and others use the term in a much wider context.{{quote-book , date = 2011-03-01 , chapter = Bitches, Butt Boys, and Feminazis: Limbaugh’s Sexism and Homophobia , title = The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh’s Assault on Reason , first = John K. , last = Wilson , publisher = Macmillan , isbn = 9780312612146 , ol = 24385112M , page = 56 , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=ZCy4-K4nar8C&pg=PA56&dq=feminazi , passage = When asked in 1995 about the term “feminazi,” he declared: “It’s the way I look at the feminist movement.” Limbaugh referred to the National Center for Women and Policing and the Feminist Majority Foundation as “feminazis.” So it’s not just twenty-five individuals, but every single feminist organization, its leaders, and millions upon millions of Americans with the same views whom Limbaugh compares to Nazis. }}

    Synonyms

    * femifascist (rare)

    Derived terms

    * feminazism

    References

    English blends

    feminism

    Noun

  • (dated) The state of being feminine.
  • A social theory or political movement arguing that legal and social restrictions on females must be removed in order to bring about equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , date = 1926-11-27 , title = The Talk of the Town , magazine = The New Yorker , issn = 0028-792X , page = 17 , passage = Women are still forbidden to smoke there... Ardent though we are in feminism , we applaud this stand... }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1996 , author = Jan Jindy Pettman , title = Worlding Women: A feminist international politics , pages = ix-x , passage = There are by now many feminisms' (Tong, 1989; Humm, 1992). Alongside and often overlapping with older-identified distinctions between liberal, socialist, radical and cultural '''feminisms''', for example (important as they are in their different accounts of sexual difference and gender power), are variously named black, third-world ethnic-minority ' feminisms , themselves far from homogenous. }}

    Antonyms

    * antifeminism * masculism

    Derived terms

    * cyberfeminism * ecofeminism * feminazi * feminist * feministic * first-wave feminism * fourth-wave feminism * postfeminism * profeminism * second-wave feminism * third-wave feminism

    See also

    * egalitarianism, equalism , Wicca English words suffixed with -ism