>_>I shied away from the term a lot, because of how feminism is portrayed. Often the feminists are made to look like lesbian man-haters in the media. From Powerpuff Girls to South Park, feminism has been demonized and the women made to look like rude misandrist, although I am fully aware that that is /not/ feminism and is a harmful stereotype. But that is the reason I don't like the term, because of the way people have twisted it.
However, feminism is "the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men," and I support that wholeheartedly and therefore I am a feminist.