The Other Side: Can Men Be Feminists?

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'“As far as the pure definition of ‘feminist’ is concerned, I would say, ‘Yes, I totally am [a feminist],'” junior engineering major Will Soiland said. “As far as the kind of connotation feminism has taken today, I wouldn’t really publicly state it. … It’s kind of created a culture of labeling toxic masculinity and stereotyping and judging that upon most males.”

Senior biology major Leo Master is a critic of fourth-wave feminism, which began around 2012. It is rooted in intersectionality and includes the use of technology to combat sexual misconduct and support equal pay, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. It follows the first three waves, which focused on legal inequality (late 19th and early 20th century), gender norms (1960s to 1980s) and responding to the perceived failures of the first two waves (1990s to 2000s).

“[Feminists] are fighting for the perception of themselves in other people’s minds,” Master said. ” … Feminists nowadays [have] this inflexibility of philosophy and inability to recognize that they are taking a subjective position that can be argued against.”'

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.. call himself a feminist. Others may think he's one too. But by *actual* definition of today's feminism, he can no more be a feminist than can a Jew be a Nazi.

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