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Unapologetic feminist here.
There are many people who share the same god as you but don't follow the religion and such. They might also believe in a higher power and not any religion as well.I don't understand the second option. It's like saying, I'm not a Christian but I believe in Christ as our Lord and Saviour. It makes no sense. If you support gender equality then technically, your a feminist.
Agreed :yes Great post.I guess I consider myself to be a feminist. I'm not a man-hater, or someone who wants to remove the rights of men. I just think people should be able to do whatever makes them happiest without worrying about what other people might say about it. The notion that women "feel undervalued in their place" is a pretty bold statement. Plenty of women are fully satisfied with where they are in life. Some women choose to enter fields in which women are stigmatized, but it's their choice to attempt to make it in a "man's world," so to speak. If they have the brass to go for what they want despite the stigma, they can take feeling undervalued, and perhaps even come out stronger because of it. To me, men who feel threatened or insulted by women's presence in those areas are most likely insecure. I can think of no other reason to even care. Men who want women who are submissive go for that type of woman; men who prefer independent women go for the opposite end of the spectrum. So, I don't see why men should ever feel "useless" in their roles; the responsibility is on the individuals to choose the relationship dynamic that suits them. And if a man chooses to abandon his children, his own issues (whatever they may be) are the cause, not the woman. To me, blaming feminism for the decisions some men make is a cop-out from personal responsibility. My opinion is that if a man decides to be in a relationship with a woman who desires complete social equality, he has absolutely no grounds to complain about it. If that's not what he wants, he can find someone who better suits him. Or, you know, figure out that there are more troubling things in life than your wife/girlfriend wanting a career for herself. But maybe it's just me. Maybe it's Maybelline.
^Being a feminist in no way prevents you from supporting the rights of non-female members of the population.In practice I usually agree with feminists on issues, but I feel it's very important I don't use that label because my position isn't about helping women only -- it's about ensuring that every individual, male and female, can deviate from normal roles to pursue what they want to pursue.
:high5^Being a feminist in no way prevents you from supporting the rights of non-female members of the population.
Additionally, the second option on this poll is absurd and misleading. If you support equal rights for all genders, you are a feminist. All the various negative connotations which have been piled onto the term over the years are, without exception, straw men entirely unrelated to the stated goals and ideals of the feminist movement.