Although International Women’s Day is officially behind us for this year, it’s ever-more important throughout Women’s History Month to remember the struggles women have faced through the years.
And, it’s important to also be sure that we acknowledge the self-proclaimed feminist men that support us women. These guys are the real MVP’s, y’all.
As a women, it’s almost expected that you’re a feminist (I mean, as a woman, we have to stand up for ourselves and fellow women, right?). But for men there can be a lot of negative stereotypes and misconceptions that surround that self-given title.
I mean, lets be honest, in our slightly messed up society, when a man proclaims he’s a feminist, he gets a lot of weird looks — or even made fun of (really?!). Toxic masculinity strikes again! Booooo!
Whether or not you believe men can actually be feminists, or if they should be labeled as allies of women’s rights, one thing still remains: Feminism is literally for everybody.
It’s important to acknowledge the role men play in feminism. Gender equality is for them too. Wouldn’t it be nice to finally just all be people? Men can be who they want to be, women can be who they want to be and we get actually get treated the same. Ah. What a world that would be.
While the amazing strides women have made over the last hundred years or so can never be made light of, it is still important to give credit to the men that have fought along side of us and have helped us get a little closer to equality.
The men who encourage the women in their lives to not settle for the injustices of living in a patriarchal society are a treasure to us, all of us.
Check out the top 40 best quotes about women, women’s rights and feminism from men. Get your feminism on, fellas!
1. Preach, sir! Preach!
“Men of quality support gender equality.”
2. It’s a simple rule, fellas.
“I think the golden rule for men should be: If you’re a man, don’t say anything to a woman on the street that you wouldn’t want a man saying to you in prison.” -Peter White
3. That time Ryan Gosling got real about misogyny in films.
“It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than [one] film.” -Ryan …Continue Reading