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Hi, I have a few questions I thought you might be able to answer.

Are there different types of feminists? Like there can be different types of sects in religions.

If so what do they believe in?

Do feminists think of themselves as better than men? And do chauvinists think of themselves as better than women?

Would feminists help anyone female? Or just the ones of their own type? I mean like if they chose to live a lifestyle that you do not agree with but they need help because they were being oppressed because of their choice which they themself are happy with.

Thank you in advance, Cattallus


Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. And here are my attempts at answering your questions:

Q. Are there different types of feminists? Like there can be different types of sects in religions.
A. All feminists have the same goal of equality--so in that sense there is only one feminist. However, so many different people are feminists--Christians, Lawyers, White Men, Asian Women, Waitresses, Arabs, etc.... so there is no one way to stereotype a feminist.

Q. If so what do they believe in?
A. In addition to what is laid out above--different feminists agree on different paths to equality. For instance, some feminists want to transform the media. Others believe only in changing the lives and some believe purely in living my example.

Q. Do feminists think of themselves as better than men?
A. No.

Q. And do chauvinists think of themselves as better than women?
A.-- It seems implicit.

Q. Would feminists help anyone female? Or just the ones of their own type? I mean like if they chose to live a lifestyle that you do not agree with but they need help because they were being oppressed because of their choice which they themself are happy with.
A. The point of feminism is to ensure that every person has enough information to be able to make informed choices about their lives. When that is done, the world will be much healthier. For example, take the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion--while certain feminists wouldn't make this choice for themselves, no feminist could deny this choice to other women.


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