But I completely understand when some women get all pissed and want to exclude men from labeling themselves a feminist. I’ve seen a lot of men here use it as a means to pick up women (take socialistscum for example), promoting one idealism while expressing another through your actions.
I agree with the sentiments in the image, but I believe that if you’re going to be a part of the movement you can’t just talk about it you have to be about it. For instance I have a lot of friends most of you would consider sexist, in fact I don’t think I have any male friends who are genuinely interested in promoting feminism as a means of equality.
Most of them are too deep into machismo, too nurtured and comforted by it that they don’t want to lose all of that. So I am almost always bumping heads with these friends whenever we hit a problem or someone says a really sexist comment , but do I stay quiet and complacent of it? No, I express my disgust or disapproval if I’m aware of it even within a crowd of dudes.
This is just one of the many ways you can actually help, by shifting the every day conversations and run ins from a one perspective to a diverse discussion about this problem, and for the guys; you don’t even have to call yourself a feminist, just do your duty as a guy and take action against the uninformed and unreasonable folks who think everything is okay when it comes to female equality, promote sensible arguments against things like sexism, rape, politicians attempting to control the female body, male privilege etc. but most importantly, BE about it don’t just blog about it.