From Merriam-Webster: "Feminism: the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities."
Something I believe in wholeheartedly so yes, I am a feminist.
Just because the word has 'fem' in it that doesn't mean it's a one way pass to being a caricature from a bad sitcom, much like how 'Abundance' has nothing to do with dancing treats.
Yes, this is basic stuff but with all the scorn I have been getting I thought I would take five minutes to make my thoughts on the matter known before I get another asshat assuming I'm about to castrate someone on principal.
On the same train of thought anyone claiming to be a feminist while threatening people with generic man hate, etc. isn't a feminist. They may say they are, you may say they are, but they simply aren't. Like a vegan entering a fried chicken eating contest things just aren't right.