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Why are the majority of women not confident to say that they are feminist? Also, why do many men say that feminism is “against men” and that it is violating the “Asian Values”? Can you please explain that to me? Thank you so much for your time.

Women Activist in Thailand

 

   

I'm not sure I exactly understand your question, but I think that some people distance themselves from feminism for very naive reasons, but others for reasons far more serious. They don't want to take it on, and we can't water down it's power in order to accommodate those who are only superficially involved.

I actually think that women are justifiably more threatened by feminism and men are freer to say that they are connected, they might be challenged, but because they are more legitimized in the culture their connection is easier. I hope that helps and please clarify your question if you want me to respond more specifically.

Thanks,

-- Amy