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Feminism

How do you explain feminism to your boyfriend?

 

Explaining feminism to your boyfriend is the same as explaining it to anyone.

I think the best strategy is to make it personal to their lives, for instance, it helps them if you can pay 50/50 and saves them from having to deal with your emotional volatility due to being undervalued by society. Also most people are affected by feminism, they are dealing with discrimination directly or through a loved one, and so I think it just takes you figuring out what that is and making those connections for them.

I have also been lucky that most of my boyfriends are naturally feminist and actually the more I pushed the more they resisted. I had more luck when I just trusted their instincts and let them be feminist rather than have me micro-manage it. Good luck,

-- Amy