On this forum? I doubt it'd make any difference. I've repeatedly said that I'm a feminist as defined by a person who has "Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes". Time and time again I've seen feminists here say this and give patient, serious answers to all manner of questions. Yet all feminists here seem to be perceived as radicals. The very word just seems to cause an instant knee-jerk reaction amongst many people. And I've also seen comments from some men, 'anti-feminists', that have led me to believe that many of these patient, serious answers that feminists give here ARE believed to be radical statements. To me this just seems crazy, if you asked anyone that knew me in real life they would say I'm just a normal, fair person. So that really has made me think that many of the people against feminists here aren't interested in constructive dialogue, they're just out to bash anything they can. You'll notice some bash traditional women too, just not so obviously.
Some say they are for equality but then say 'the man should be the head of the house' etc. How is this in any sense an equal relationship? So some are against feminists because feminists want equal opportunity and aren't interested in gender roles.
No, I'm not against men. I have good relationships with my partner, my father, my brother, my nephews and lots of wonderful male friends. I'm not going to listen to anyone that tries to tell me I'm against all men because that's just daft. These people are obviously incapable of viewing people as individuals. They're incapable of actually reading and taking note of what the feminists here are saying. And of course I'm generalising horribly here myself, but that's the general impression I get.
So if someone says "I'm a feminist, but not the type that hates men" I'd be sympathetic as I know there are a very few feminists that DO dislike men, but I've only seen one or two on this forum (and they're not regulars) so I think it's a bit sad to have to state that here.
April the Great > the feminists here sometimes say that in response to questions or comments stating that all feminists are ugly.
Barry > men and women were treated equally in the 60's? Hm, so you're unaware that it only became illegal to pay women less than men in 1970 (in the UK)? Unaware that it only became illegal to sack a woman because she's pregnant in 1975? That women could only apply for a loan in their own names since 1980? That marital rape was only made illegal, after years of campaigning by feminists, in 1994? Perhaps you think a man being able to rape his wife is ok?