When a man or a woman claims to be a feminist they have one goal in mind: equality of the sexes.
To be a feminist does not mean you have to be a woman. Let that sink in. Equality of the sexes is something that involves both women and men. As a feminist, the ultimate goal is to have women and men treated equally. Whether it is in a work setting, a social setting, or a political setting, equality is necessary.
Some women who consider themselves to be feminists have been type-casted and stereotyped into women who are anti-male and believe that women are the dominant sex. While there might be some women and men who do believe this, this idea has nothing to do with feminism at its core. Women and men who believe in this false premise continue to limit feminist’s progression. These stereotyped beliefs are chronic issues that seem to never fade away when considering yourself a feminist.
Men and women can both fight for equality of the sexes. A man can be a feminist. A woman can be a feminist. Anyone can be a feminist. Being a feminist is not labeling you.
We, as feminists, fight for social justice. We stand for equity of the sexes.
Feminism is not a gender, it is not a label.
Feminism is equality.