I'm new here and enjoying chatting, discussing and getting to know people on the forums. The reason for this thread is to ask what people's perceptions of feminism are?
My group of friends are pretty much all feminists, we're all engaged with the debate etc, so it's really interesting to get perspectives from people from different walks of life/from different places etc!
What brought this to my attention is that I received an inbox message on here with a lovely introduction and some general chat, unfortunately I can't yet reply to messages as I'm not established! (sorry SoHMara and Zackiepooh, I'm not ignoring you) in which someone told me they'd had experiences with 'feminazis' and were weary of feminism. They also said that equality of genders is an issue for both genders (Something which I believe is true but unfortunately women face far more inequality than men) hence the focus on women's rights.
Anyway, I thought this would be an interesting question, so a couple of questions I guess.
Do you consider yourself a feminist?
If not, why not?
What does the word feminism mean to you?
Would you make assumptions about a person based on whether they called themselves a feminist or not?
Thanks! Hope to hear some responses and get an interesting discussion started.