I think it's often alleged that one reason people travel is to show off.
Why is travel an effective thing to show off with, though? As in, why are people impressed by it if you've been to lots of places?
[Good comments, some expressing skepticism toward this allegation by citing other plausible motivations for travelling.]
If you have criticisms of this question, please state them plainly in the comments.
I mean the question literally, and raise it because I am very curious as to why it is that some strange ideas about gender issues are so compelling to many people. It bothers me that I don't understand it. I also do not yet understand why many others do not share and possibly do not understand this curiosity. This seems to me like a big hole in my understanding of human psychology, and I am not content to leave it unfilled.
I say this because a number of people have assumed that what I meant by this question was that feminism is a bag of clearly irrational ideas, and that my intention in asking it was to invite people to bash feminism. If that had been my intention, it would have been a spectacular failure, as instead several people have bashed me for allegedly bashing feminism, while no one has responded with any feminism bashing.
What do I think of feminism? It depends what is meant by the term. It's one of a number of terms for which I have no default definition but instead always ask people who use it in conversation with me to tell me what they mean by it, as I don't think it's possible to predict this reliably enough. There's no common understanding of the term known to me by which I think that feminism is mainly bad, and I think that by most common definitions feminism is good, but that it would usually be more helpful to use different terms.
Even if feminism was a bag of clearly irrational ideas, though, I would think very poorly of feminism bashing.
And I think equally as poorly of feminism-basher bashing.
I suspect it might be a lot more moral.