@lydia @davidechavez I agree other than the feminist part. I believe a healthy masculine presence balanced with the feminine is important. I teach, and many of my students are openly LGBTQ, and they also know I'm a Christian. They feel comfortable talking with me because I don't judge them or tell them what they should do, etc. I listen more than I talk. At the same time, I have a lot of students from fatherless homes who look to me as a father figure.
@abigail @lydia @davidechavez I see what you mean, and that makes more sense. I think it was the "explicitly feminist" that threw me off. What I also didn't mention is that I have four daughters, no sons, and was raised by a single mother, so I definitely believe that women should have the same rights as men.
@WolfDreamer @lydia @davidechavez While having daughters and respecting their mother doesn’t mean someone is automatically feminist, believing in equality does. So I’d say you can apply the word feminist to yourself, and then I hope you’d be open to more conversation about what actions to take. It’s a bit like being a Christian. Both a self-identification and some action (praxis) is involved. You’re in a great position to influence young people to think carefully about their views.
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