Bro, you might be a feminist.

If you believe men and women are equals, and neither man nor woman are superior to the other.

If you believe men and women should be paid the same amount for doing the same job with the same level of experience.

If you have a sister, mother, girlfriend, wife, etc. who deserves to be respected just like any other person.

If you have a brother, father, boyfriend, husband, etc. who deserves to be respected just like any other person.

It’s fine to be girly. It’s fine to not be girly. It’s fine to be whatever. It should still be respected.

It’s not a competition between 2 narrow, bounded groups. There is an in between.

It’s not a scale from 1 extreme to the other. Both men and women are free to be sensitive, and both men and women are free to be strong.

It’s about he rooting for she and she rooting for he.

It’s, by definition:

“The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”

I totally get it. It’s an uncomfortable word. It’s stuck in a lot of minds as man-hating. But it’s quite the opposite.

If all the things above are true… Bro, you might be a feminist.

Own it. Be proud of it. Open the conversation to friends. It’s not as bad as you think.

Chances are, understanding it in a new way will get your bros in agreement, so one day your badass little sister, and beautiful mother can get the respect they deserve.