First of all, there are many types of feminists. For me it means that I believe women and men should be equal. I believe we should have equal pay, equal opportunity, and equal rights. However it seems to be that people think feminist are, well, man haters.
I have heard people say the term “feminazi” when describing feminists. It’s almost as if people think feminist are going around in hoards attacking men. Frankly, you don’t have to be a female to be a feminist! I find it shocking that people don’t think men can be “feminist”. How is that so baffling? Men can support women issues just as women can support men issues.
I think its important for people to not generalize what a feminist is, for example they aren’t perpetually angry women who just need to “chill”. Feminists are compromised of many different types of people… straight, gay, white, black, Asian, men, women, poor, rich, conservative, liberal etc.
The main point is that feminism is about wanting to be equal with men, not dragging them down while we try to pull ahead.