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Feminism is technically defined as the fight for equality. A baseball bat is technically defined as a piece of equipment used in sports.

If I beat someone with a baseball bat, I should get charged with assault with a deadly weapon. I do not get to say, “But a bat isn’t a weapon! It’s sports equipment! It is only possible to use it to play baseball!” I used it as a weapon. Therefore, it is, for all intents and purposes, a weapon.

And that is essentially the problem people have with the feminist movement.

I don’t care what the dictionary says. It is how it is used, not how it is defined.

Actually a nice metaphor.

But what I always wonder is why the discussion about feminism is so much… singled out? As if feminism was special.

To be fair, I have seen a few people tray to “out-define” Stalin and Lenin from socialism and communism. And a few try to “out-define” Hitler from  being right-wing.

I always wonder why it is so difficult to accept that, when something reaches a certain size and popularity, the diversity which can be found under a label becomes impossible to summarise in a short, dictionary-like definition. This is true for almost all political movements, all religions etc. etc. so why not for feminism.