I used to really consider myself a feminist, based solely on the fact that I think women need to have equal pay rates and should have total control over their bodies, including reproductive rights.
There is a blog I read religiously called Jezebel, which is basically a feminist blog. I've noticed several posts about, well, femi-nazi type things that just bother me and make me literally scream WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU BITCHES?
I remember one particular article criticizing Christopher Nolan (the director of the new Batman films, Inception and Memento) of being misogynist. They claimed he "fridged" ALL female characters. "Fridging" just basically means that he kills all female characters in his movies. A lot of posters and the staff rallied behind the cry of WOMAN-HATING ASSHOLE and deemed him anti-woman as well as anti-feminist. That bothered me deeply. I've met Mr. Nolan and he is, in a word, perfection. His wife is a bigger woman, gorgeous, and they have a nice family. He talks about her and treats her with kindness and he is so polite and he smells nice. I mean...ok, I sound psychotic, I realize, but...where was I?
To suggest, even remotely, that this person, based on fictitious movies he has directed and written, hates women, bothered me and really stuck in my craw. Actually, I forgot to mention the fact that the theory is baseless and untrue. Very untrue. Stupid, even.
When I read something that pisses me off so deeply like that, and it seems like the feminists are really suggesting "BURN HIM!" for something so trivial, it makes me not like feminists in general and I just want to stay away from them. I don't want women barefoot and pregnant, but when feminists attack stay at home mothers and tell them they are holding back ALL women...well, isn't that a lot like, I don't know...It's insane.
That being said, I support women's rights. I can't stand anti-choice people forcing their morals on women who should, ya know, be in charge of their own fucking uteruses (uteri?). I dislike the word "feminist" itself.
By the way, I sincerely apologize if I've offended anyone. I know that sometimes my caustic phrasing can rub people the wrong way, and I truly harbor no ill will toward feminists, because I know yous chicks are fucking awesome, every one of you.