'Feminazi' is the demonization of feminism via comparing the woman's rights movement to Adolf Hitler.
Needless to say, it is the most incompetent and insensitive terminology refering to:
A. The victims who suffered tremendously under Hitler's regime during WW2.
B. Feminism and how misunderstood it's many messages are today in modern society.
So even if you aren't a feminist, or maybe even not even pro-feminist (which i can assure you are completely different things), you most definately shouldn't tolerate this fad. Here are four, quick, clear reasons simply to start you off. I could go on for hours on how opressive and and perilous the word 'feminazi' is, and how it's spectactularly fallacious. But here are just my MAIN reasons.
1. It desensitises and exploits the suffering of the holocaust victims.
Millions were starved, tortured, suffocated and enslaved under the command of the Axis powers. Not only the Jewish, but homosexuals, Gyspies, transvestites, Italians, Mexicans and people of colour to name a few suffered in ways indescribable due to Fascism. Calling a sub-culture who fights for EQUALITY rather than for a Aryan race is making this suffering seem like a usual and casual part of life in modern society. If you use a extreme term to describe some-thing else entirely (and in this case positive), it almost undermines how horrific the holocaust was. To simplify this theory, heres an example:
You are holding a packet of walkers
crisps* (or potato-chips, to use universal terminology). Your friends keep calling these crisps Doritos
, but when you look down and taste the crisps, they do appear to be in-fact, walkers
. However, your large group of friends keep insisting that these are doritos
(Or more commonly known as Nachos) , and after a while you start to believe it and assume that doritos
must be exactly like walkers
. When it is most definatly not.
Compare this analogy to the subject at hand. walkers
can represent feminism, and doritos
From this, you can probably see how delussional and ignorant the term 'Feminazi' is already. It can brainwash and manipulate our veiwpoint, and is most definately not respectful to the survivors of WW2 or to women.
2. It antagonises the liberation of women and feminism.
This is the most pressing and obvious issue with
'Feminazi',at least in my opinion.
As well as terrestrializing Nationalism, it also makes the female race and supporters of their rights seem like a issue, and chauvinism the victim. This is quite openly intentional, and i don't think any of the misogynists even care that it's factually wrong.
Theres not really much more I can add to this, as it is quite simple in concept, but still worrying.
3. It is historically inaccurate.
Let me put it this way: Hitler and all of his followers were NOT FEMINISTS. If anything, the 1940s in Germany was just as male-dominated and shaped by gender roles as the rest of the back-ward world. This may seem petty, but i love history, and surely you should know about WW2 before the age of 10?
4. It is hypocritical.
So the masculist campaign has spent thousands of American currency on things like "femi-nazi awareness" billboards, posters and leaflets, and it is a popular conversation for MRAs which some people even write omnious blogs centered on the term.
In the words of Shakespeare: Methinks thou dost protest too much
Spending valuable time and money on a hate group sounds a little too much like the events of 1939 to 1940. If you are so transfixed on outing feminists as Nazis and trying to turn society against them, perhaps you need to look in the mirror.
So, there you have it.
Don't use the word "feminazi". I know if i was to tell this to a misoygnist it would probably fall on deaf ears, but next time someone uses that word, fight back with awesome logic and watch there smug smile fade.