feminist?

Who gets to call themself a feminist, and are there core beliefs which one must affirm to claim that label? Several women are debating this, in a series on Slate.com.   The genesis of the article is whether Sarah Palin and other politicians should be allowed to use the term, but it moves beyond that pretty widely.

Amy Bloom writes, “Feminism, I’m pretty sure, means a commitment to equal opportunity, equal ability, and equal potential for all women. ~read more~

so may we categorize: