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Feminism is a socio-political movement that centers around the idea of improving the living standards and cultural opinion of women, both through changing female representation in the media and legislation. Individual feminists and groups act on either the belief of gender equality or the superiority of women as a gender to men.
Feminism began to develop as a philosophical idea in the early 19th century, encouraged by works such as Soujorner’s “Ain’t I a Woman”. In the 20th century, feminism developed into a social movement through activists in the suffrage movement. The movement is described in “waves”, starting with the first wave and continuing on to the third/fourth waves, although there is much debate over how the waves should be categorized.
Feminists have received large amounts of criticism, both online and in real life. The men’s rights movement, or MRM, was founded in the early 1970s as a countermovement, claiming that men do not hold greater wealth, power, or societal privilege over women. Instead, it is the other way around. The MRM has grown greatly with a strong online presence, with mixed results. Feminists criticize the MRM as misogynystic and trying to distract people from feminist issues. Several MRM groups have been labeled as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 
Wikipedia – Ain’t I a Woman?
fn2. Wikipedia – Third-wave Feminism
fn3. Wikipeida – Men’s rights movement
fn4. Southern Poverty Law Center – Intelligence Report, Spring 2012, Issue Number: 145
Men’s Rights Movement Spreads False Claims about Women
fn5. Radfem News Service – SPLC Names Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) as Hate Group