I admit it, as a Third Wave Feminist, I DO. NOT. LIKE. most 2nd-Wavers!
Before I go on, let me define the different waves of feminism, as I see them:
Fist Wave Feminists: These were the suffragettes. I hold them in great esteem because they rebelled against the perceived male idea that women were simply property; because they fought for and won a woman's right to vote that allowed virtually every other step towards equality to occur; because they fought against marital rape; gained women the right to own & inherit property, etc. etc. etc. Women like Sojourner Truth, Mary Wollstonecraft and Susan Anthony seriously rocked and deserve any honor that can we can give them.
Second Wave Feminists: These are the militant "A Woman Without A Man is Like a Fish Without A Bicycle" feminists who believe street theater (like public bra burning) had more substance than actual progress. MANY of them fought for and won women many important rights, don't get me wrong, but just as the 1st Wavers had their Margaret Sangers (may her hateful ass rot in hell), 2nd Wavers have their Gloria "Where are the boys?" Steinem, Madeleine "There’s a special place in hell..." Albright and Germaine "Women are walking vaginas..." Greer (...and when their time comes may they rot in hell, as well).
Third Wave Feminists: These are feminists who "mostly" have learned from the successes and mistakes of the first two waves. We fight more much more for equality than 2nd wavers, are much more inclusive to diverse minorities (such as the womanists and gonzo feminists) than 1st wavers and work to dispel racial, gender and sexual orientational stereotypes then either of them did.
Here's the problem: Second Wave Feminists made only marginal progress, yet brag about the successes that 1st Wavers caused to happen and have now become EXACTLY what they SAID they were fighting against.
MANY of them have "become the men they said they didn't want to marry" in thinking and word.
Why the rant?
Simple... Germaine Greer, one of the 2nd Wavers "self-proclaimed queens", pissed me off with her hate speech (reoccurring hate speech, actually).
Earlier this week she spoke out against Cambridge University accepting transgender students. Now remember... this is the hateful bitch who said, “Just because you lop off your dick and then wear a dress doesn’t make you a fucking woman”.
As reprehensible as she is, she is simply a "symptom" of what the most notable 2nd Wave Feminists have become. Sadly they have become transphobic. They have also become quite homophobic and, amazingly, misogynistic!
How the HELL can people consider women like Albright, Steinem and Greer "feminists" when they are insulting other women who are trans or lesbian, excluding & insulting the millions of Millennial women and brutally attack the gender of any women who DARES call them on their hatred spewing?
SOOOOO... it is way past time for you 2nd Wavers to Shut The Fuck Up with your hate filled trans exclusionary radical feminism, your condescending "I am the QUEEN! Kneel Down Before Me!!!" insults and their "accept MY definition of YOU, or ELSE!" attacks on women who do not agree with them.