Meaning of Feminism
What is Hembrism:
The concept of feminism can refer to a certain attitude of contempt towards men, sexual discrimination towards men, or the idea of the superiority of women over men in all areas of life.
The origin and meaning of this term is highly controversial. It is formed as a neologism in a way analogous to the word machismo, from the noun female, and the suffix -ism, which means 'trend or movement'
For some, feminism is what is known as misandry, an attitude of hatred, aversion or contempt towards the male and everything he represents. It is the opposite of misogyny.
In this sense, feminism is considered to be a sexist position, which incurs sexual discrimination against men, which can lead to forms of violence or mistreatment against men. Hence, it is considered the opposite equivalent of machismo.
Feminism is also described as a position that proclaims the predominance of women over men in all aspects of social life: in civil, labor, economic rights, in power relations and in cultural and social life in general.
Some critics of feminism consider that certain positions of radical feminism (also popularly called feminazi) are feminist, because, in their opinion, they promote a repressive ideology against men and the role of men in society, and they do not really have a genuine interest in gender equity.
Feminists, on the other hand, maintain that feminism, as an ideology or a social or thought system, does not exist (there is no institutionalized feminism), but that it can hardly be verified in individual positions of certain individuals.
In addition, from feminism it is considered that the creation of the concept of feminism is a consequence of sexist fears towards the advances of feminism towards a more egalitarian society.
See also Misogyny
Feminism and machismo
Hembrismo and machismo are two positions totally opposed to gender equality. In this sense, they have in common being both radical positions regarding equal rights between men and women.
Thus, feminism would proclaim a matriarchal system with a discriminatory bias towards men, which would translate into the preponderance of women over men at the political, social, economic, cultural and, of course, legal levels.
Machismo, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite: a patriarchal system that affirms the predominance of men over women in all areas of social life.
See also Machismo.
Feminism vs. feminism
Hembrism and feminism are two completely different positions towards gender equality from the perspective of women.
While feminism is a position that seeks to affirm the supremacy of women over men, thereby incurring discriminatory treatment of men, feminism is a predominantly egalitarian ideology.
Feminism demands, in this sense, gender equality, that is, equal rights for both men and women in all areas of life: social, labor, legal, political, cultural, etc.