ANSWERS: 36
  • Andrea Dworkin
  • If you stand up for your rights, you loose your seat.
  • Being shunned from any event which includes enjoying the company of men. Secondly, never hearing another nice compliment from men after they learned about the feminism. There are certainly other side effects as well....
  • When feminism goes to far, women become more equal than men (whether they like to admit it or not). Example, sexual harassment. I read an article a while back about a man who filed a sexual harassment complaint against several female co-workers, and for some reason this outraged a friend of mine. "What right does he have filing that complaint! All those women did was compliment him!" Hmm, sound familiar? Some men see themselves as doing the same thing to women. When this man went into work he was told repeatedly by several female coworkers that he "shouldn't wear a shirt" because he had a great body and things like that. Everyone knows what happens when a man says that to a woman in the workplace, but for some reason some feminists like my friend don't see anything wrong with more or less the same comment being used by women toward men. Basically, the message from that is: Don't let anyone catch a man saying it to a woman, but its ok for a woman to say it to a man. Now, sexual harassment should not be tolerated by either gender - I am in no way condoning sexual harassment. It's just that super-feminists need to grow up and realize that women should be equal to men, but this doesn't mean they have the right to double standards like that.
  • When women start attacking other women for not feeling the same about things as they do. For example, women being treated poorly by other women because they want to stay home and take care of their husband and children.
  • Some women, and many lesbians in particular, became anti-man in the name of feminism. In the process they became everything they thought they were opposing, and everything they hated. They became sexist, arrogant, closed minded and developed false superiority. And in the process they alienated not only the sexist men they opposed, but also sympathetic men who COULD have been allies.
  • having to open your own doors
  • I've always believed overdoing it would lead to a reverse effect... which it does, according to my observation :)
  • heterophobia
  • Men-bashing?
  • Facial hair? Chest hair? Deep voice? An unexplained love for flannel? I'm just kidding. If a woman needs that to empower herself so be it.
  • What negative effects. One has to participate in certain actions to be considered negative. Social, political and economic equality are social values that every country has had to embrace to move forward in an industrialized world.
  • Women being pressured by other women to work, even if their husband makes enough to allow her to be a stay at home mom/housewife. Double standards. (I can hit you, but you can't hit me because I am a woman) The concept that, if a woman wants to look her best for her date/husband, dresses up, dresses sexy, or wears make-up, it is a sin and the woman is a traitor to her gender because women are "not sexual objects". Likewise, the idea that women should never be viewed through the eyes of lust. Frankly, I hope my partner looks at me through the eyes of lust at least once in a while and I look at him the same way. However, truth be told, these are not true feminism. Feminism is about believing we should have equal rights, responsibilities, opportunities, and pay (if we are doing the same job with equal capabilities). Those who claim they are feminists who engage in the above activities are actually feminazis.
  • The notion that all men are evil oppressors of women, merely by looking at them. The notion that all sex is rape. The existence of a public market for the inane ramblings of the likes of Gloria Steinem, Catharine MacKinnon, and their ilk. The unfortunate creation of an Us v. Them mentality. The inability to accept a compliment without viewing it as some kind of demeaning innuendo. Generally, the loss of all rationality. This is going to get me in a bit of trouble, but.... Everyone knows that hot women can be crazy, and men will tolerate it. Feminism was established so that men would be forced to tolerate the batshit crazy rantings of ugly women as well.
  • A generation of young men who don't know how to embrace or recognize the power and joys of masculinity and, as a result, have become weak-kneed and unassertive, afraid to speak what's really on their minds because of some women who give feminism a bad name.
  • There are negative effects?
  • Family life has taken a backward step, that is with both partners usually working, less time for family.
  • Judging a man before you even get to know him based on his gender.
  • Assuming that femininity is weakness.
  • Only one. Feminism itself. Lol.
  • It didn't really solve the problem just made it more complicated.
  • Feminism is fine. Anyone who believes the equality of genders is technically a feminist. I think you're referring to radical feminists, or "feminazis." These women are not only looking for equality, but superiority. They tend to make the entire movement look bad. I've only had a few run-ins with them myself. Ever opened the door for one? My brother made that unfortunate mistake when we were leaving the mall. "Don't open the door for me! I don't need a man to open the door for me! What do you think I am?" If I'd been him, I would have said "Oh, alright. My mistake," and would've slammed the door back in her face. So, a negative side effect would be the women who take it too far, who can't even accept common courtesy, who read sexism in every word and action.
  • It's own existence is hate-driven and unreconciled. Children who are raised in it will not be well-adjusted because they experience only the womans' side of reality; incomplete. Though a woman has a lot to offer a child, it takes two ( Not a village either!) to examplify the whole.
  • reverse discrimination.+2
  • Those women things and those negro people should stay at home doin' the laundry, yaknowwhati'msayin'? Not gettin' jobs and askin' for equal pay -- they must be craaazy lesbians to do that! Oops, SORRY -- this question and most of the replies to it made me think we were back in the 50's!
  • Well, if you're a douchebag, you can't rape or abuse women as much as you used to. It's that simple.
  • i think there have been many positive effects of feminism, but as the old saying goes "no good deed shall go unpunished". This reigns true to feminism as well. Due to the fact that feminazis explode at any male that tries to display any act of courtesy, men have abandoned trying. Has this lead to more masculine women and more feminine men? Chivalry has been lost to be replaced by over powering females. Feminism isn't a bad thing, but radical feminism (radical ANYTHING) is BAD. feminazis are content to be pro female, and bash males at every chance.
  • No free dinners, gotta open your own door.
  • The utter denial of the reality of human nature and biology.
  • Women with big mouths and armpit hair.
  • The fact that some women get carried away and, excuse me for saying this, almost seem to act as though they are, in fact, superior to men.
  • Having to listen to the omega males and 1950esq wifey/mommy things whine about their loss of status in the new girl order.
  • Feminists.
  • I think early feminists have to let go of old party lines, or at least be open to the fact that feminism has had some major accomplishments that have changed it course and goals. From my perspective it was the ability to choose have equal stance same as anyone, not to force people into having to take that freedom as some see it. Freedom means choice, not forcing it on some one, ohhh sweet irony lol.
  • Open your own f*ckin door from now on.
  • The attitude of men who feel that they own women and/or that women are second class citizens who should obey men and absolutely never complain about being raped or abused.

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