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15 Signs That Show A Man Is A Feminist

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15 Signs That Show A Man Is A Feminist

There’s nothing more disheartening than a misconstrued use of feminism. People need to know that feminism isn’t the female counterpart of patriarchy, rather it is about gender equality. Feminism is a movement that started in the 19th century with the ideology to promote equality of the genders. It had two waves in the past and the third is currently taking place. It is often believed that feminists are “raging hormonal women” who have nothing better in life than to complain about small ‘inconveniences’ in their otherwise perfect lives. However, there are men such as John Legend, Warren Farrell and many more who believe that feminism is important. And, yes, don’t get surprised, men can be feminists too. 15 signs that show a man is a feminist :

 

1. Believes that patriarchy is an unjust system and oppressive towards women.

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He acknowledges that there’s an oppressive system in the society that affects women. He isn’t afraid of raising his voice against it.

 

2. Realizes that a woman’s career is just as important as his.

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He realizes that a woman’s career, be it his mother, sister or any other woman, is just as important as his, regardless of what it is. He believes in equal pay and equal rights for women.

 

3. Doesn’t think cooking, cleaning, taking care of the house is only a woman’s responsibility

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He takes part in the daily household chores and believes that they’re equally responsible for the household as any woman is and happily takes part in it.

 

4. Knows a woman’s sexual pleasure is equally important.

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Almost every single person knows the female anatomy, however not every person makes it a priority. If a man considers a female’s orgasm just as important as his and often makes it a priority, there’s a high chance that he’s a feminist. He doesn’t shy away from adult toys like vibrators which can enhance a woman’s sexual experience.

 

5. Doesn’t objectify women

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A feminist man never objectifies women because he treats her with the respect and dignity, all human beings should be entitled to, regardless of their gender. He doesn’t make jokes about a woman’s body and is respectful. He doesn’t watch demeaning porn.

 

6. Respects a woman’s opinion

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He respects that a woman, be it anyone, can have a different opinion than him and he isn’t hesitant to accept it. He believes in letting women voice their opinions and respectfully has a discussion rather than be a male chauvinist about it.

 

7.  Does not use gendered insults

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You will never hear abuses such as slut, whore, bitch, cunt. He understands how offensive and unacceptable they are.

 

8. Isn’t afraid to indulge in stereotypical feminine things

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He isn’t afraid of going shopping with his female companions or indulging in actions that are considered feminine, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, buying groceries.

 

9. Will always go dutch on dates

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Now, this does not mean that chivalry is dead; it simply means that he acknowledges that you’re an independent woman who is more than capable of paying for her share of a meal. If anything, it means that he accepts your stance in society.

 

10. Isn’t afraid of showing emotion

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As opposed to stereotypes such as ‘boys don’t cry’ he believes it is okay for him to show as many emotions as they feel like. Suppressing emotions is an unhealthy act which can have a negative impact on one’s mental health.

 

11.  Agrees that it is a woman’s right to do what she likes with her body

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He believes t hat women should be able to choose what happens with their body, whether it’s piercings, tattoos, or matters related to reproduction.

 

12.  Doesn’t believe women should live up to stereotypes

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He doesn’t want a woman to have to live up to the standard stereotypes and standards. He wants a woman to be able to be herself.

 

13.  Accepts your profession

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He accepts whatever a woman chooses to do with her life. This includes a woman’s choice of being a housewife as well.

 

14.  Enjoys women centric movies

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He enjoys watching women take on roles which previously were only given to male characters, regardless of whether it’s a negative role or a positive one. He enjoys watching movies like Wonder Woman.

 

15.  Doesn’t appreciate the term Femi-nazi

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He understands how offensive it is. Nazism was one of the darkest times human history ever saw, which is now being associated with a movement for equality of the genders.

Henceforth these attributes are not only designated for women, men too can have these traits and it is a commendable thing to be a feminist. Feminism only and only propagates egalitarian ideology.

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