By Glen Poole: Martin’s challenge was a response to my article in the Daily Telegraph asserting that boys should have a right to choose whether to be feminist or not. So for the benefit of Martin and anyone else who is interested, I thought I’d outline the main three reasons I don’t support feminist campaigns for gender equality. Here they are:
- I’m not a feminist
- My definition of “gender equality” is different from most feminists
- Many feminist initiatives designed to “engage men in gender equality” actively exclude non-feminists
I’ll expand on these three points in this article but before I do I’d like to address some of Martin’s comments about me. Firstly, Martin describes me as someone who is “simply playing games with labels” by “touting (myself) as a ‘non’ feminist.”
“Tout” is an interesting word to use.