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Men can, should, and (many) are feminists.
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Can rich poeple be socialists?
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Anybody can be, or do anything, they want to! x
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Obviously! Why can't men want equality for women? I realise that there are some people on this forum incapable of realising that men are genuinely capable of wanting this (and aren't whiteknighting) but it's probably good practice to ignore them.
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Yes, they can, but I don't know any man who can be regarded as or confess to be a feminist.
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(Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
Can rich poeple be socialists?
Depends, is that from their own labour or exploiting wage labour?

But seriously OP, yeah they can.
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Yes, they can, but I don't know any man who can be regarded as or confess to be a feminist.
I'm a feminist.

I'm such a bad ass.
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Of course they can, but they shouldn't.

Feminism is good in principle, but in the modern day it's gone far beyond what it originally set out to achieve.

It's a lot better to identify as someone striving for equality because that can't be argued with, rather than risk calling yourself a feminist and being assumed by some to be a chronic vicitm.

People like Chlorophile above preach the constant feminist rhetoric. Feminism is about equality of the sexes but there is a reason why people shy away for identifying themselves as feminists. People like Chlorophile would say it's because these people want women to make sandwiches and suck penises all day but Chlorophile is just an 18 year old little boy with some growing up to do.

The actual reason people shy away from calling themselves feminists is because of what I said in my second line.
You're wrong.
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Yah I'm a feminist


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Yes, of course they can.
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I'm a feminist.

I'm such a bad ass.
Don't take a miss, but I mean a man in my real life. And there is nothing bad ass when a man stands up for equal treatment or rights for women.
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(Original post by tanyapotter)
Men can, should, and (many) are feminists.
I'd like to consider myself one, personally.


(Original post by Kallisto)
Yes, they can, but I don't know any man who can be regarded as or confess to be a feminist.
(Original post by Hydroxy)

Of course they can, but they shouldn't.

Feminism is good in principle, but in the modern day it's gone far beyond what it originally set out to achieve.

It's a lot better to identify as someone striving for equality because that can't be argued with, rather than risk calling yourself a feminist and being assumed by some to be a chronic vicitm.

People like Chlorophile above preach the constant feminist rhetoric. Feminism is about equality of the sexes but there is a reason why people shy away for identifying themselves as feminists. People like Chlorophile would say it's because these people want women to make sandwiches and suck penises all day but Chlorophile is just an 18 year old little boy with some growing up to do.

The actual reason people shy away from calling themselves feminists is because of what I said in my second line.
(Original post by tanyapotter)
You're wrong.
thank you.

Hydroxy, you never explained how it has gone too far?

In my opinion, feminism hasn't changed. I've never met anyone who has identified themselves as a feminist but not been completely and explicitly campaigning for equality. I'd like some examples of anyone who isn't like that.
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A 16 year old girl is telling me I'm wrong ? Oh don't make me cry.

Most of my female friends went around school calling themselves feminists too at that age. They don't anymore.
At least at your age I won't be prying the depths of internet forums trying to argue with 16 year olds a point I've hardly researched, and making a right **** of myself about it too. You're equating feminism to misandry, so by default you're wrong. This thread is about male feminists. I'd be very surprised to see a male misandrist, but I guess that happens too.
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A 16 year old girl is telling me I'm wrong ? Oh don't make me cry.

Most of my female friends went around school calling themselves feminists too at that age. They don't anymore.
what, so she can't voice her opinion because she's 16?

is that genuinely your argument?!

****ing hell!
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Can men be feminists?
What a sexist question!
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(Original post by tanyapotter)
At least at your age I won't be prying the depths of internet forums trying to argue with 16 year olds a point I've hardly researched, and making a right **** of myself about it too. You're equating feminism to misandry, so by default you're wrong. This thread is about male feminists. I'd be very surprised to see a male misandrist, but I guess that happens too.
you're actually so right.

so so so right.
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(Original post by Hydroxy)

Of course they can, but they shouldn't.

Feminism is good in principle, but in the modern day it's gone far beyond what it originally set out to achieve.

It's a lot better to identify as someone striving for equality because that can't be argued with, rather than risk calling yourself a feminist and being assumed by some to be a chronic vicitm.

People like Chlorophile above preach the constant feminist rhetoric. Feminism is about equality of the sexes but there is a reason why people shy away for identifying themselves as feminists. People like Chlorophile would say it's because these people want women to make sandwiches and suck penises all day but Chlorophile is just an 18 year old little boy with some growing up to do.

The actual reason people shy away from calling themselves feminists is because of what I said in my second line.
If someone says they're a feminist that doesn't necessarily mean they agree with a certain manifestation of it, just like saying you're a communist doesn't mean you agree with the USSR's interpretation. The wikipedia definition for feminism is "...establishing politicial, economic, cultural and social rights for women", which I completely agree with. How could anyone who believes in equal rights not? The fact that I agree with this doesn't mean I agree with the nutcases on tumblr who seem to be against everything in the known universe, it simply means that I've recognised (on the basis of facts) that there exists a lot of inequality, mainly against women, in society. My overall aim is equality. With that aim in mind, I recognise that most inequality is against women, hence agreeing with the accepted definition of feminism. Does that mean I think there's no inequality against men? No. Does that mean I don't think inequality against men is a problem? No.

I accept that feminism has a pretty bad name these days and that's not entirely without reason - there are a lot of idiots going around under the banner of feminism. But these people's bizarre interpretations don't change the principle of feminism, and don't change the fact that I agree with that principle.
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Keep your language in line.

If she wants to explain to me why I'm wrong then I wouldn't have felt compelled to comeback with a post annoying her.
keep your patronising and sexist writing in line too, then.

how old are you?

I thought it was only 13 year olds who used annoying someone as a debating technique.
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Joseph Gordon Levitt is; and that's just another reason he's awesome <3
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