Women are called Feminist and Men are called sexist?!? why is it like that?

@tgdd12 (43)
Philippines
October 17, 2008 10:20pm CST
Why is it that when Women are pro-female they are called feminist and if Men are pro-male they are called sexist? Isn't that kinda unfair for the guys that we are called sexist and sexist in other terms are called anti-women? please answer me. I'm just really wondering why?
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• United States
18 Oct 08
Because men never had to stand up for certian rights and woman did. Also feminists probably coined the term sexist. Feminest is someimes used in a bad light too. Of course this is all just a guess, don't quote me on it.
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@tgdd12 (43)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
yeap. I dont know why is it like that... :(
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• Canada
31 May 09
The answer is quite simple. From the beginning of time, men have dominated over women. Our society (I'm in Canada) and other societies around the world still award more rights and privilages to men. It's not as extreme in Canada as it is in other societies, but it's still there. Feminists (not all women are fmeinists, and there are plent of male feminists too, just as there are sexist men and women) are trying to elevate women to the level of power and privilage men already have, so that the two genders will be equal. When men try and take more than they ALREADY HAVE, they are looked at as sexist, anti-woman, because they've already climbed the ladder, so to speak, the ladder that women are still trying to climb. On the other hand, there are lots and lots of feminist men who don't want to hold women back and push men forward, rather see the genders as equal, just as there are plenty of sexist women out there (Sarah Palin, I'm looking in your direction! hahahaha) who would gladly push women back to the dark-ages, where they stayed at home and didn't have any rights at all, because they don't want the challenges and RESPONSIBILITY that come with the same rights and privilages that men have.