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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:59 PM

8. I disagree with that stance.

This is my personal opinion. Just as I believe that the vegan movement's refusal to accept people who are 90% or 99% vegan is a mistake and hurts the cause of improving animals' lives, I believe the refusal of certain feminists to accept men as feminists hurts the cause of achieving true equality for women. (I'm not implying any sort of equivalence there; I am a vegetarian and a feminist, and it just so happens that the vegan movement is much more purist than the feminist movement.)

These are just labels. What matters is actions. If a man is fighting to make the world a more equal place for women, then he is a feminist, period. I don't see how it helps matters to refuse men the use of the "feminist" label. The goal should be to move toward a world that is 100% feminist -- not a world in which a select group of people get to apply a label to themselves that makes them feel superior to others. That is my opinion as a feminist.

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