This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Amanda Chatel. For the first time in my life, I'm dating a feminist man. This isn't to say that the men of my past were all Neanderthal types who believed I was somehow lesser than them because of my gender.
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There might be a movie that you really love that you never noticed was super-crazy sexist, and you need to at least be open to hearing her explain why it is and looking at it from another perspective. I dated a guy who hated when I would do this and you will never guess how quickly I dumped him because haha no. If you don't identify as a feminist already, you should figure out why that is before going for her. Do you think she should make less than you make for doing the exact same job? Then you're a feminist. This is not difficult, Jeremy.
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When we first met, I thought I was a feminist. I mean, I knew the language everything is problematic because of our suffocating, heteronormative patriarchy and I was pretty clear on the third-wave message don't be a tool , but I was ignorant on many gender-defined issues. She patiently, yet firmly, helped me become a full-aware advocate for not only gender equality, but equality of all kinds.
I'm a radical liberal feminist and I don't hate men! I know, it's nuts. It's almost like I was raised by an awesome father, have great brothers, and understand that people are complicated and that it's shortsighted to to write off an entire gender just because of the actions of some of them.