To understand what feminism truly represents a person need only read Dr Sasha Galbraith's "Blame it on Hormones: Men are the Cause of Today's Problems". This article recently appeared in both Forbes and the Huffington Post.
The feminist author states the current problems in the banking and corporate world are all mens fault. She claims women are better bankers, investors and managers than men. Galbraith asserts that Facebook's recent problems in the stock market are mens fault because men are on the board of directors. If women were on the board of directors things could be different. She neglected to mention Facebook was invented by men not women. The author also claims the recent financial problems of JP Morgan (an investment bank) are the result of male decisions. She did not mention that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of the US banking industry is female. In fact, in the financial industry in America as a whole is predominately female. With such a high proportion of women employees, according to this author, the American banking and financial sectors should be one of the most efficient industries in the country's history. But they aren't.
The idea that men are inferior to women is the most important foundation of feminism. It is the reason why feminist believe women are more significant than men. The average person needs to comprehend this.
Galbraith claims male inferiority is due to testosterone. The author states a book titled "The Hour Between Dog and Wolf" by John Coates documents testosterone creates "havoc in the bloodstreams of the male traders" and causes them to make stupid mistakes. Therefore, since women have very little testosterone they would clearly be better investors than men.
This inferiority claim is similar to an older feminist claim that men die before women because of testosterone. They claimed testosterone had a toxic effect on the human body while estrogen protected it against disease thereby allowing women to live longer. However, using estrogen in the treatment of disease has been a failure and in some cases caused an increase in the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots. Additionally, maintaining normal testosterone levels in men has been shown to decrease the risk of prostate cancer and according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism can protect against cardiovascular disease. Thus, the idea estrogen is superior to testosterone was proven to be based on sexism rather than science.
The average person needs to understand that feminism is an ideology based on female chauvinism. It is founded on the belief women are better than men. Feminism is sexism.