I'm just wondering why so many guys seem so opposed to feminism.
Honestly, I can see why men oppose radical feminism (the kind that believes women should be dominant and should separate themselves from men), but to be blunt, most guys are feminists without realizing it. Liberal feminists (not Liberal politics-just a category) want as much equality as possible, and most guys I know are pretty supportive of that. They think women should have the same rights and opportunities as they do, and that gender shouldn't dictate your place in life. Don't most people feel that way? There might be a few discrepancies, but in my experience it generally seems to be the way people feel. So, where does the hostility come from? Is it just that guys only see radical feminism when they think of feminism?
I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm just curious about guys's view of feminism and their reasons for it.
And yes, I consider myself a liberal feminist, but am perfectly willing to admit that men can excel where women don't and I need and want men in any society I'm part of!
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I agree with the stated mission of feminism, which is equality, but it's hard to identify yourself as a feminist when basically everything on the feminist political agenda is designed to segregate by sex. No rational person can say that lowering entrance requirements to a degree program for a certain sex is "equal opportunity" -- it is the opposite of equal opportunity. Is creating laws that differentiate the severity of a crime based on whether the victim is a man or a woman equality? No, it is the opposite of equality. It's feminism.
So no, I am not a feminist nor will I ever be, because I believe in equality.4