Any lingering anti-feminist beliefs you may still have can and will be challenged. Ideally, you'd just take an interest in feminism on your own because everyone should, but if you're going to be dating me, I'm definitely going to call you on the bullshit you may knowingly or unknowingly still say from time to time. She's going to save you from making a horrible rape joke in public (aka making any rape joke in public.) 11. Never, ever, ever tell her about how men are discriminated against too.
They say good men are hard to find and that sailing through the dating waters can be rough.
I'm not leaving this room until I do," and I waited. I never pick fights with anyone, but I'm also not afraid to calmly call someone out for saying something bigoted and frankly, you shouldn't be either. You'd better be aware of what male privilege is and that you have it.
Relationships require a certain degree of concessions and balance, but I realized that sacrificing the part of myself I most loved was not a compromise I was ready to make.
Even before my official declaration, dating was difficult — to say the least.
I never purposefully attempted to emasculate prospective partners but, for some reason unknown to me, my opinions on legal abortion, access to reproductive health care, and women’s rights in general seemed to scare away even the most promising suitors.
Though fewer women are dependent on men to provide economic security and physical protection, feminism does not eliminate the basic human desire to love and to be loved in return.
Accepting women as equal human beings with the same rights, responsibilities, and desires and being in a loving, mature relationship should not be treated as mutually exclusive entities.