The term "feminazi" alone is so jacked up that I can't even deal with it. To compare women fighting for equality to a group of people who exterminated millions of people is just wrong. The opposition was convinced that women were looking for special treatment somehow. That we wanted more than what was afforded to men-- and what would that be, exactly? What the hell were they afraid of?!
So for that reason alone, I'm not really angry at the folks that don't want to use the word, despite good intentions. It's not their fault that ignorant jerks throughout the years have ruined it for us. But that simple fact does not change what we are. We are activists, continuing to fight the good fight, and it's time to take it back. Maybe you'll go so far as to attend a rally or speak with your legislators. Maybe it's signing an online petition or putting a sticker on your car. Whatever it is, own your stance and your passion. Don't let the opposition bully you into fearing who you really are.
If you're with me, then I think you'll appreciate this hilarious little ditty from comedian Katie Goodman. Check it out. Tell your friends. Spread the word, and remember; there is nothing wrong with being a feminist. It's the people who are so terrified of women achieving equality that they need to equate us with war criminals who have a problem.