A lot of ideologies suffer from stupid people tacking something onto it that shouldn't be. In my mind feminism is supposed to be about giving women power in areas of their life where they previously had little control. If we need a new word that's not tainted just so stupid people can wrap their minds around what feminism is supposed to be about then so be it, I don't care if the end result is good. Nobody cares about what this pageant is doing, participation is voluntary so it's not like they were forced to parade around half naked. And I'm not judging them either, they should be free do what they want. Men have had their own damage done to them by the way society treated them. It's hard to explain exactly what it feels like, because even though we have as much freedom as men here now in this country, there's this lingering feeling we need to get over that we should back down if we're intimidated.
Anyways I'm rambling from point to point now, I just felt this thread lacked a little perspective from one side.