“I consider myself a feminist, but I know feminism is not mine. That doesn’t mean that feminism is some secret cult of women who are standing up for women’s rights, but rather, it was borne out of an imbalance of power expressed in terms of gender stratification. Since I am not of the gender that has received the proverbial wrong-end of the stick both present-day and throughout history, feminism is not something that I will ever feel. I can know about it, I can practice it, and I can live it every single day, but the fact of the matter is this: feminism is going to be different for men and women, and men will never understand feminism like women do. Our only hope is to trust women, to confide in the fact that they know more about their lives than we do, and to understand that it’s okay that this is so.”
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