We Need To Stop Celebrating Male Feminists
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We Need To Stop Celebrating Male Feminists

This should be normal already.

We Need To Stop Celebrating Male Feminists
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Feminism is wanting equality for all sexes. So, why when a man has a natural human instinct to support women, do we celebrate him? Why is it so amazing that a man will support a woman, when they already should? I guess I just don’t understand why we condemn women for supporting each other, and celebrate a man for supporting his equal.I am so glad that men are willing to support women, but I do not think that they need to be celebrated for doing so. As humans we should already be supporting each other.

I think that we need to realize the image we are giving male feminists. We are making it seem like this man is now some divine being, that he, by supporting women, is now higher than those around him. In a way it is another form of sexism. When a woman identifies as a feminist people seem to find negative connotations, but when a man is willing to fight for a women’s rights, we see him as a hero. I think we need to understand that this isn’t something that should be unheard of. Men should already be supporting women, and women should already be supporting men.Instead of making male feminists the heros of the feminist movement, we should make it a normality. Men should want to help women, not because women will find them more attractive,or because it is a noble pursuit, but because it is human.

I am not saying that I am not excited when a man is willing to stand up for women. I am like everyone else, and I am always shocked when that happens. When I hear a man telling another man he's wrong for insulting a woman, I find myself becoming irrationally happy. I never expect them to disagree. I am conditioned to wait for another insult to follow. I get just as excited as everyone else, but I am starting to see the problem in that. I expect every man to attack females, and when they don’t it is a shock. But, it shouldn’t be that way. I shouldn’t be shocked, and impressed when a man doesn’t insult me. It should be normal. Feminism should be normal.

It makes me sad that it is so rare for a man to be a feminist that we feel the need to celebrate his decency. Shouldn't this just be normal now? We are in the twenty first century. I mean we have phones that can take the place of computers, and cars that can essentially drive themselves. We have made so much progress, except for in the aspect of equality. I think it's time for this to be over. It's time for equality to become the norm.

Humanity needs feminism from both sexes. Men need feminism just as much as females. Humanity needs to fight for each other, and support the rights of everyone. We shouldn’t celebrate male feminists, we should celebrate feminism as a whole.

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