Do you tell men you are a feminist?
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|Wed, 05-21-2014 - 10:13am|
I think "feminist" is a very misunderstood word. Wikipedia defines it as:
"Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feministadvocates or supports the rights and equality of women."
I would describe myself as a feminist, but I am reluctant to tell people this. Not that it has come up in my life lately, but I've read comments on message boards lately from men who really mock and rail against feminism. They contend that there is no pay gap anymore. They say women claim they want equality but still expect men to pay their way. But somehow it seems that being a feminist, to some people, equals hating men. Sure, there are women who hate men, but not because they are feminists (to me, anyway).
But, I don't think I would be a good match for a man who was so derisive toward feminism anyway.