I only have assumptions about what a feminists is. I assume it is girls who are against men treating girls unequally and are fighting for equal rights? I am not claiming that that is the truth, it is just what I assume because of the lack of knowledge I have about feminists and what a feminist really is. Any feminist girls able to explain to me what you are really about? Cause I feel like I support feminism, and girls right to be treated as complete equals to men.
Girls, Are any of you feminists? What are feminists really about?
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I'm a feminist. I agree with what you said, I am against women being treated unfairly - though we should realise that it's not just men that treat women badly, feminism deals with women doing it too, as well as society as a whole. (I'm also against men being treated unfairly)2
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You're correct about what it is - it is simply about being treated as equals and respected as human beings. The rest of the specific issues we focus on stem from there...
One thing I would suggest to you, as a male supporter of feminism, is to try not to use the word "girls" when the people you are talking about are actually "women", as it is infantilizing. Use "girls" if you are talking about female children and "women" when you are talking about adult females. It's not a really big deal, but it is important to consider how we talk about groups of people and the words we use.0
That's what it means to me. I don't understand men who feel like their women should obey or defer to them. I don't understand news reports that lament a bombing where women got killed (I get the point about children and noncombatants). I want my brains and my needs to be taken as seriously as the ideas and desires of the men in my world. And I'm not trying to argue that men and women are the same - clearly men don't bear children and women don't gain muscle as easily and... and... and... I just think that men and women have complementary gifts to offer society and we should stop pretending one of us is more important than any other of us.1
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True feminism is exactly what you said it was. By those standards, I definitely consider myself a feminist. However, many people these days have taken feminism too far, to the point where it stops really being feminism and becomes female chauvinism. For example, this post: www.girlsaskguys.com/.../q1618366-why-the-future-belongs-to-the-fairer-sex . Even though this kind of thinking isn't feminism, the people who hold those ideas talk like it is which has given feminism a bad reputation these days.0
I'm not a feminist. But yes, I do believe in women rights, just as much as I believe in male rights - and human rights in general. I believe in equality and justice from a pragmatic stance. A lot of girls tell me then you are a feminist! No. I just dont like the word. The word encompasses only 'females' and there are a group of them who seem to be bias. I support the rights of females in a great sense. But its not just a word or a theory anymore, people have put a lot of barriers and limitations to what it can and cannot include.0
Feminism is about equal rights for and the fair treatment of any and all people.
The name for the term may reference women, but that is not entirely the case. It is more about changing society in a way that men and women are treated as equals, and downcasting the common tropes and sentiments that are damaging to any gender. It would be about men being open with their feelings and not being immune to the consequences of their actions. It is about women not being oversexualized or degraded, or being expected to be passive and submissive. It is also generally about eliminating the notion of socially acceptable misogyny and transmisogyny.
Broadly, its principles also apply to any minority (both racial and sexual), and generally if you are not a cis white male you are not being treated wonderfully by all of the world.0
just against misogyny in general, so it's also about helping guys be more open about their feelings and stuff without being called a wimp, and taking abuse towards men seriously3
I refuse to be a feminist. What an I fighting for that I don't already have?1
Feminists are fighting for equal rights, not more rights than men. They want to have the same treatment as men and have the typical female stereotypes gone. Although it has gotten better from the past because of the female acts around the worlds girls are still below men because of the stereotypes, opportunities etc. Feminists aren't against men they are against inequality.1
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