At some point in your life, you learned to believe an awful lie—that feminism is just for women. One of the most prevalent and destructive myths about feminism is that it’s anti-male, or female chauvinist. The truth is that modern feminism (we’re in the fifth wave now, folks!) is against stereotyping any person by gender, and is all about equality for everyone, regardless of their body parts. Rather than worry that feminists are out to get you, it’s time to start celebrating that we’re gaining traction with this idea that all people should be evaluated by their active character, rather than by long-debunked stereotypes, and realize what benefits gender equality offers us all. If you haven’t yet, join the newest wave of feminist men, and more women will like you!
Here, gentlemen, are 7 reasons why feminism is good for you:
Sex with a feminist is better sex
Yep. Studies show that both men who are with feminists women, as well as those women themselves report higher satisfaction levels during sexy time. Remember sexual liberation? Feminism says women are allowed to enjoy sex. No complaint here!
Boys do cry, Robert Smith, boys do cry
We’ve all been shaped by unfair gender stereotypes, including the vastly damaging myths of the “tough guy,” the “alpha male,” and even the “dirty old man.” Feminists don’t want you to live under those blanket stereotypes any more than they want women to have to act like shrinking violets. Modern feminism is about breaking down all sex and gender stereotypes, even the ones about you.
There is life beyond the button-down and khaki ensemble
Have you ever wanted to feel a little fabulous? Freedom from gender norms means ditching the ridiculous notion that your feelings about fashion has anything to do with sexuality, or the offensive 90’s idea of the “metrosexual.” Want to spice up your normal business suit with an ascot? We won’t judge.
Equal Pay for women means more household income for your family
You’ve probably heard that women in America still make only 79 cents on the dollar for equal work. https://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination If you have or want a female partner, that means that closing the wage gap would put that extra 29 percent income into your family’s bank account.
Similarly, feminism takes the pressure off of men to be the sole breadwinners
Phew! Included in this idea is blowback against the “father knows best” mentality that pressures men to always have all the answers. Women don’t want to be mansplained to, and you don’t want to have to have all the answers all the time.
Parental bonding: not just for women any more
Feminists want women to have the freedom to take paid maternity leave…and for men to have the chance to connect with their new family members too. Paid parental leave for all!
Chicks dig guys with feminist mentalities
Do you want to set yourself apart from the unwashed masses on Tinder? Let women know that you see beyond the patriarchy to view women and men as equals, unbound by gender norms. You will like the results.