I wanted to aks feminists why is there so much reluctance to rebranding feminism. Feminism seems to be still pretty unpopular so I'm curious why feminists seem to hate the idea and reject it out of hand.
NOTE: Don't post if you're just going to rant about "feminazis".
Most Helpful Girl
I would just prefer not to change the term to something like 'equalist'. It's fine for other people to do it, but I just don't want to. (If this is what you mean by 'rebranding'). As far as I'm concerned, it is usually feminine things that get criticised or feminine behaviour that leads to oppression - even in men, such as men being unable to wear dresses, unable to be stay at home dads or nurses, etc, without facing disapproval or mockery based on their choices. I don't necessarily consider feminism, at least in relation to me, to mean defending females, but more about defending femininity, no matter what gender that femininity is displayed. I also think people fear using the term feminist to describe themselves because of the backlash that they're going to face, and I don't want to be scared of that. So I'm comfortable with sticking with the term feminist, but if other people use equalist, that's their business.12
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Most Helpful Guy
If a girl tells me she is a feminist then I leave the situation and go no contact. Seriously feminist are the most unattractive people on the market. It just screams I have daddy issues and I'm not sexually attractive to men so I'll claim to be "independent", eat my emotions away with cookies and ice cream, and try to rationalize my singleness lies. As far as male feminist.. fcking pansies with no backbone.
Sure a girl can be independent and I'm not living in the 50s but when radicals take it to far.. No fcking thank you.1