@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.
@WolfDreamer @lydia @davidechavez I invite you to reconsider the idea that feminism means “anti-masculity.” This is a much bigger conversation than that, but for now, may I suggest that being feminist means identifying with the belief that women have the same rights as men do. That’s obviously too simple a description, but I think it might be a helpful way to begin. I know the word feminist has certain negative connotations, but I’m suggesting a look beyond those associations.
@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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