Do you consider yourself to be a Feminist? Serious Blog.
by, 16th April 2013 at 01:58 PM (3052 Views)
Lately I've begun to definitely take an interest in Feminism, in a way to help curb some of my past misogynistic traits and ignorance of my own privilege in being a white male. I was never heavily misogynistic or anything like that, but you know, I was the typical angry, "nice guy" sexually-frustrated high school male with a victim complex that sometimes blamed women's rights and feminism for my problems. Thankfully, this was before Reddit and such, so I never found myself falling into the nastier side of MRA (which I think really needs to examine its modus operandi and general belief structure and mission) communities or anything like that, thankfully. Sometimes I still have those feelings pop up, but you know, I think it's good that I feel guilt over thinking that way and seek to change it--it's a positive trait, in my opinion, to not be stubborn and open to change.
But yeah, I really like to get involved in discussions revolving feminism issues lately such as abortion rights, the "rape culture", casual racism and misogyny, patriarchy, gender roles, etc. I've found myself to be pretty good at debating Feminist issues in a few threads here and there, although I wish I was a bit more active outside of the Internet if I could get over some of my social fears and anxiety.
So, anyone else here consider themselves to be a Feminist? And, despite popular belief, you don't have to be a female to take in an interest in women's rights. And does anyone consider themselves to be a MRA - Men Right's Activist? I'd like to hear from people like that and try to understand where they're coming from.