one problem some feminists have , a minority, is that they reverse discriminate and truly dislike or hate men. This very small minority may be some of the reason for the negative connotation - maybe. Overall however, I think that people resist change and men have been the ones in control for most of history. There will be growing pains along the way. I don't believe feminists are going to be stopped ever - and that's a good thing. I consider myself a feminist. I also believe in fairness however and that women and men should be equal, not that we should start tearing men down. Have you noticed a lot of commercials for example geared to women make men appear stupid? we cringe when looking back on women being depicted as shallow and dumb, but it's perfectly acceptable it seems now to do the same in reverse - that's where I think "feminism" has some challenges. Two wrongs don't make a right. Feminists should focus on being strong, empowered women in their own right - not in tearing men down.