Excerpt:Â Once upon a time, feminism stood for fairness, equality and possibility. But feminism traces its roots back to Karl Marx, George Engels and Vladimir Lenin. That fact should make us think twice before acquiescing to the insistent demands of the women's libbers. Rep. Howard Berman, California Democrat, recently introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 5927). Known to its supporters as I-VAWA, the bill is based on the Violence Against Women Act, first signed into law in 1994 at the behest of first lady Hillary Clinton.