Girls can do it.
A positive and a necessity
What could possibly be wrong with advocating equal rights and opportunities for women as for men.
When people take it to the extreme and give feminism a bad name.
Then it isn't feminism.
"When people take it to an extreme..." - so like everything? Christianity to an extreme, Islam to an extreme, liberal to an extreme, conservative to an extreme, etc. Extreme examples of things typically aren't the most accurate representation of things, and it's a shame so many people fall into that trap.
I agree, Ryan. I certainly don't think that the Westboro Baptist Church, for example, gives Christianity a bad name - just themselves. And while I'm an atheist, their antics don't tarnish what other Christians do, in my eyes.
I understand your point, I'm just pointing out that a lot of people perhaps have a knee-jerk response to the word "feminism" due to it being misrepresented. Sorry if what I said earlier was seen as a negative response to your comment. I absolutely agree with you; I respect equality of the sexes, I just think some people make it look bad for the rest of the movement.