Individuals within the body politic are what cells are to organisms. Just as people can catch diseases, nations can suffer from ideological maladies. Here’s how the feminism disease progresses.
Feminism begins as a benign condition, but case studies show that it often metastasizes into malignancy. Political movements in democratic societies are similar to homeostasis processes in organisms. If groups are disadvantaged under the law, they will consider this unfair and pursue change. This becomes pathological, if in excess (disrupting the homeostatic balance the other direction), or if hidden agendas become vectors for ideological pathogens.
In some nations—particularly under Sharia law—women really are oppressed, and very badly. Most feminists overlook this, and some even ally themselves to radical Islam. Note well, that seems paradoxical to anyone who doesn’t understand modern feminism’s real agendas.