I want to live in a world where everyone is treated equally as well, but the fact is, right now, we don’t. And unless we TALK about it and identify the sources of the problems, it will always be there. We can’t just wish it away. We can’t put it on the back burner and hope it evaporates away. Something must be done to create equality and that won’t happen without open dialogue and discourse.
I also don’t feel that labeling oneself a feminist means they want special treatment. I feel that when I call myself a feminist, it just means I stand up for the equality of women and all human beings.
This is simply just my opinion on the matter though. We, of course, all have different opinions, which is what makes the discourse so heated at times. It also makes it more difficult to find a solution, unfortunately.