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["Not all men", when used as a meme, is] a sharp, damning satire of a familiar kind of bad-faith argument, the one where a male interlocutor redirects a discussion about sexism, misogyny, rape culture, or women’s rights to instead be about how none of that is his fault.

—Jess Zimmerman[1]

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A Feminist symbol: a raised first inside a venus symbol (♀).

Feminism is the philosophical, political, and ethical position that people should not be discriminated against because of their gender.

Feminism focuses on issues of women's and non-binary people's rights because they are the broad group that faces the most discrimination under patriarchy, and kyriarchy more generally. Classical feminist issues such as the gender wage gap[2] and women's suffrage[3][4] are still very much unsolved, even in the West.

Feminism promotes reassessing the value of that which is conventionally perceived as female and femme. For example, under the kyriarchal binary gender system women are associated with emotion (which is seen as a negative force to be tamed), while men are seen as logical and rational, by their very nature. In Western cultures, emotion is often dismissed out of hand, or held in disdain, and is largely ignored as a part of morality and ethics. Feminism questions both sides of this equation. It discusses how both assumptions are misplaced: Are women more emotionally driven by their very nature, or is it a social construct, and/or a self-fulfilling prophesy? If some people (regardless of gender) are indeed more emotional, or less able to control their emotions does that in any way impact on their status as human beings?

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