What is feminism? Is it something that’s entirely owned by women? Can’t guys be feminists, too? In case you didn’t know, men are allowed to and can be seen as feminists as well. In fact, many famous men consider themselves to be feminists, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Stewart, Larry King, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, and Matt McGorry.
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Despite the fact that the word sounds like it’s created by women for women, in reality it’s much more than that. Essentially, ‘feminism’ refers to gender equality and, more specifically, to the support of women’s rights in the political, social, and economic scenes so that these are equal to men’s. As such, feminists believe that both men and women should have equal rights in the workplace and society in general.
Check out this video from Mic to find out what being a feminist actually means. Who knows? You may find that you are one, too!
So, what about you? Do you consider yourself to be a feminist or not? Let us know in the comments section below…