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Men and women can both be feminists and fight for equality

Ehh. Many women would prefer the term “pro-feminism” or “feminist ally” when it comes to men.
The reasoning is that people don’t want men to take over feminism. Male privilege means that people are more likely to listen to males, and the phrase “I’m a feminist” excuses men from a lot of things. For example, I read about a male teacher that was the leader of a feminist club at a school. He humiliated a female student by forcing her to wear a pilgrim outfit because her outfit was “slutty”. He got away with it because he was a “feminist.” When it comes to male privilege, it’s even prevalent in things like feminism.
Feminism should be a women’s movement, first and foremost.

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