I've come to the conclusion that the whole problem with feminism is the name. It's gathered up some serious baggage, so maybe if we have a discussion about feminism, we should ditch the name. Perhaps, we could make some suggestions as to what we could call it instead. (Mildred?)
The point is, is that out of all the websites I've ever been embroiled in arguments over feminism, we always get hung up on misconceptions on what feminism is, and it makes meaningful dicussion impossible.
So I would start off by asking the following questions and leave Mildred out of it altogether! :)
1. In what ways are women still not equal to men?
2. In our efforts to address women's rights, have we forgotten the rights of men?
3. Do women even deserve rights? On Shethinks, a couple of women reckon that women should stay in the home, and not vote.
4. Is there any actual evidence of *real* and *meaningful* differences between men and women? That is, I wouldn't consider strength to be a "meaningful" difference all else being equal, and assuming men aren't using their greater strength to oppress women. :)
Oh well, that's just a few to get the ball rolling!