Men Shocked To Learn They’re Feminists
What do you think of when you hear the word, “Feminism”?
That’s what Upworthy asked men in New Orleans.
What did they say?
Most guys were pretty positive:
- Women’s rights
- Equal pay for equal work
- Pro-equality, pro-women’s rights
A few were less flattering:
- You picture women who are really outspoken
But were THEY feminists, themselves?
Most men squirmed:
- No, not me… No… No, not really…
- I’m not really sure what a feminist is… But I respect and love women
Luckily, things changed when guys learned the definition. (Which is remarkably similar to the descriptions most had provided, themselves):
Women and men are of equal worth and dignity, and should be given equal opportunity
Suddenly, they “got it.” They were feminists!
Why the confusion?
Those who fear equality do their best to twist the term into something feminazi-ish.
But others know better. As the Dalai Lama boasts,
I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for women’s rights?
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