Appeal to the Dictionary
When a debate hinges on the subtle interpretation of certain words, and you try to improve your position in the debate by insisting that only the dictionary definition of the word is acceptable.
Dictionary definitions are often simplified and based on the popular understanding of a word, when it might have a deeper philosophical or scientific meaning. A debate should be about ideas, and not about the technicalities of how those ideas get expressed in words.
The dictionary defines feminism as "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes" so if you criticize feminism then you are against equality of the sexes.
Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It's a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality. It doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition.
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