What “I’m Not a Feminist” Actually Means

Posted by Jolie Peters
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With feminism and feminist ideals becoming more commonly discussed in mainstream media, several celebrities have made a point of stating that they are not feminists in recent interviews. Their desire to do this is likely due to the negative connotations associated with the word “Feminism.”


Feminism at it’s core does not shame men. It does not ask for women to be placed above men within society. Instead, it beckons for equality amongst all. In a world where women are far more marginalized than men, it may seem as though feminists are asking for more than their male counterparts – but this is not the case. Check out this awesome video to better understand what it means to be a modern day feminist.