Somehow I thought this was simply understood — but, perhaps it needs to be articulated..
The civil rights movement would have failed completely without outside support. Think about a social movement like a car stuck in the snow… the car/driver wants to move in it’s own direction but without some outside help, it’s all spinning wheels.
Likewise, feminism can’t be restricted to women — men need to participate too. It’s a fact of the matter that men have power in the world — and unless they recognize the impact of that power, things won’t change.
So — for all the feminist men out there — keep up the good work.
If you’re either male or female and don’t realize what feminism IS — this is a good article to read. The power structures of our society are socially constructed, which means they aren’t part of the ‘natural’ physical world — so, unlike gravity, we can change them.
My view of a perfect world would be one in which we no longer need a feminist movement. Instead, we can treat one another as individuals who deserve respect. period.