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UNPOPULAR OPINION: It Pisses Me Off When Men Call Themselves Feminists

This! Over the last few months I’ve run across rhetoric that claims feminism is a womens’ only club. Trying to understand this perspective and talking with friends I came to the understanding that feminism isn’t about exclusion, but that unlike a decade or two ago, identifying as a feminist today requires significantly less self reflection. This article hit the spot, particularly this bit:

“Men who insist they are the ‘good guys’ without actually changing their behavior or interrogating their beliefs about women and what gender equality really means do more harm than good. It’s manipulative more than supportive. It’s silencing. And if you’re silencing feminists or objectifying women while claiming to respect us, you’re doing it wrong.”
UNPOPULAR OPINION: It Pisses Me Off When Men Call Themselves Feminists

Show, don’t tell, boys.

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