Feminism is the belief that women should have equal rights and opportunities. Femininity is defined as the quality or nature of the female sex. The terms aren’t interchangeable and yet so many seem to mix them up.
Feminism has taken on a negative connotation. It isn’t about man hating or being “butch”. There are those that spew hatred toward men and that is sad but not indicative of the entire group. I believe that the “fight for equality” puts many men on the defense. It isn’t about taking you down it is about getting equal opportunities and equal pay for our work. It is about being seen and recognized as an equal co-worker not being judged on our feminine qualities.
Feminists do not have a dress code. Plenty of feminist women dress femininely. Again two different things. The main point is a woman in the workforce is there to WORK not be your eye candy.
In my book saying you are against feminism or not out right saying it but referring to it in a derogatory manner is the same as saying you are racist. You believe it is ok to discriminate against someone based on a factor of color, sex or sexual identity. Knowledge and experience are not put before race or gender.
How feminine you like your women is a personal preference and belongs in your personal life. It has no business deciding the fate of the female population.