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Why does feminism get a bad rap?

I was just thinking about this as I watched one of TheAdviseShow's videos about how a 17 year old girl's father assaulted her 19 year old BF. Towards the end, the host (Phil) began blaming feminism for this issue, stating that feminists don't want parents to be protective of their children. There were also plenty of people in the comments going along with Phil's comment--one of which mentioned a CT about feminism being started so that women can "smoke cigarettes and join the workforce." I responded to that commenter, but it was a waste of time; the person replied with mostly playground insults and slurs. On other videos I've seen related to women, it has been fairly easy to see YouTubers and YouTube comments that are insensitive and are anti-feminist (with people claiming that feminists all hate men, are all lesbian, etc).
I don't know exactly how to articulate this, but I don't get why so many people have such a clouded view of feminism and judge all feminists by how a small minority may act. Last time I checked, it is about promoting a level playing field for women, sensitivity towards their concerns, and allowing them to be more independent. They're fighting for equality and acceptance just like how minorities and the LGBT community are. This is one big reason why it sort of raises a red flag for me (even as a guy) whenever I hear someone bad-mouthing feminism.
Your thoughts?

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List some things that are/were popular that you never participated in


-College sports
-Jersey Shore
-Law and Order
-Reno 911
-Justin Bieber
-Taylor Swift
-Soulja Boy
-Nicki Minaj
-Big Bang Theory (the TV show)
-Skinny jeans
-Fire challenges
-Cinnamon challenges
-World of Warcraft
-Call of Duty
-Grand Theft Auto
-Being a millionaire

Shit Happened...

Link: http://national.suntimes.com/national-sports/7/72/418558/florida-running-back-poops-pants/

Florida Gators running back Adam Lane, Jr. apparently pooped his pants after scoring a touchdown in Saturday’s Birmingham Bowl.

He was seen with a mysterious brown patch on his backside. Shortly thereafter, a trainer gave Lane a towel, which he covered himself with.

I guess he went for 2 after scoring the TD.

"Why It Sucks To Be a Woman on YouTube"

A Change.org Petition for Pokemon Fans

Link: https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-add-a-meaningful-end-game-that-contains-legitimate-challenges-add-some-mature-undertones-for-long-time-fans-make-quality-of-life-changes-eg-hms-and-stop-excluding-features-that-were-fantastic-based-on-the-excuse-of-region-exclusivity

Add a meaningful end game that contains legitimate challenges, add some mature undertones for long time fans, make quality of life changes(eg HMs), and stop excluding features that were fantastic based on the excuse of region exclusivity.

"21 Best GIFs of All Time of the Week"

Link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1ATVLd/yl7U7ChT:jkV!@mFg/www.funnyordie.com/lists/f4ceb0d3a7/21-best-gifs-of-all-time-of-the-week-volume-32

A Question about Pres. Obama and Michael Brown/Eric Garner

Earlier tonight on YouTube, I watched one of TheAdviseShow's videos related to the Ferguson and NYC police incidents. The host of the show said that he thinks Pres. O has been "too quiet" so far about them. I have also heard some posters on various black websites such as "TheColi" (WARNING: lots of strong language on that site) saying, in other words, that they want him to be more vocal about those (and other black issues).
My question is this: what could he really say or do that would help our situation? So far, Pres. O's agenda has been hamstrung most of his term by Congress, and he has had RW media constantly harass him for even touching on social matters (while their listeners eat it up).

"Young Black Kid stands up to the NYPD (and lives)"

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