The word feminism "had become a term of opprobrium to the modern young woman. [The word suggested either] the old school of fighting feminists who wore flat heels and had very little feminine charm, or the current speciies who antagonize men with their constant clamor about maiden names, equal rights, woman's place in the world, and many another cause, ad infinitum. If a blundering male assumes that a young woman is a feminist simply because she happens to have a job or a profession of her own, she will be highly - and quite justifiably insulted: for the word evokes the antithesis of what she flatters herself to be."
Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, 1927.
[As quoted in Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism by Susan Ware.]
Further proof - as if any were needed - that nothing is new under the sun. More proof, too, of why studying history helps us understand our world.