Feminism and Sexism

1. Nov 25, 2008

Soaring Crane

I apologize if I am posting in the wrong section. (I was unsure if this belongs in the Philosophy section.) I understand that the term "feminism" may mean many things, for it can refer to historical movements and be on a global scale.

Is there a difference between feminism and sexism? If so, how does one differentiate between the two?

I am not an expert on any of the aforementioned subjects, so I am sorry for sounding so ignorant. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

2. Dec 7, 2008

epkid08

Feminism is a belief in the right of women to have political, social, and economic equality with men. Relatively it could be defined as a sexist belief, but the apparent goal is just equality.

3. Dec 7, 2008

Staff: Mentor

Problem is, there is no obvious border between both, so what one may see as sexism, for someone else is feminism and vice versa.