Not a Feminist

I have had various issues with the concept of feminism since I was introduced to it but recently it has become a view many people hold. Whilst I appreciate their opinions, I wonder whether they consider themselves misandrists (hate men) as well. Right now, the focus is on misogynists, those cruel people who victimize and underestimate women, as a result various attempts are made in the media to help these “poor” women. So by portraying women as victims, are they not going against the whole point of feminism?

Considering myself an equalist, I have researched this topic vigorously and came upon an article that was the opposite of my own opinion.  The writer had stated that:

A separate movement for women’s rights is the single most important thing we need for gender equality.

This quote states that men are basically superior in every way and thus women need to combat this by increasing their own importance. However, male models are paid significantly less than female models and although women are underpaid in various fields stating that women are underprivileged in every career is incorrect. Also, calling women underprivileged in any way is a term feminists should not employ, instead they should highlight the strengths of women and why they deserve an equal chance like everybody else.

In an ideal world, gender would not matter in any situation, and everybody would be the same. The feminism movement used to be a great idea but it is now evolving into an extremist group of women that I would not want to be associated with. No young child should feel that they cannot become anything they want due to inequality and we should accept that though the past was ruled predominantly by men, the future is open to anyone.