Do the men in your life identify as feminists?
NO Tradition sticks in between The men in my family certainly do not identify themselves as feminists as they believe in traditional gender roles. While they don’t particularly discourage women from working or going out, they expect family to take precedence over career. Despite being highly educated, this has been the norm in my family, one which the women acquiesce to, under the garb of tradition. Sreshti Verma, Bengaluru
NO Men really need to grow up I will be able call the men in my life feminists only when they happily share the workload,
both at home and outside. So, I don’t think I can call the men in my life ‘true’ feminists unless that happens. While they believe that women have a right to work and be economically independent, they also believe that the home is predominantly a woman’s bastion. This orthodox mindset needs to be changed, and men need to start taking women more seriously. Anushka S Moitra, Delhi YES Differentiation needs to be stopped, but My father and brother both like to call themselves feminists, and with good reason. They have always believed in the equality of genders, and encouraged us to build our own identities. We were told as children that men and women are equal, and can excel in any field given the same resources. We never had separate rules for boys and girls. Monica Kohli, Delhi YES They don’t want to admit it though I feel that the men in my life are feminists, but are unwilling to put a label on it. Perhaps they are afraid of being perceived as less than masculine if they are called feminists? There are those men as well who call themselves feminists because it’s trendy to do so now. I wonder how they feel about equal pay, division of domestic labour or social inequality. I will only label a man a feminist if he thinks about equality in a noncondescending way. Ruby Khosla, Faridabad NO It doesn’t gel with their beliefs
Men in my life don’t understand that feminism is about equal rights and not being a misogynist. Feminism is a fight and a movement that doesn’t align with their personal beliefs. Nimrit Singh, Mumbai