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By: Kate | November 04, 2015

I've identified myself as a feminist for my entire adult life, but I've sometimes wondered whether the movement made a tactical error in its choice of name. 'Feminism' suggests a female problem, which the female population is responsible for solving. And yet the majority of the discrimination and abuse against women is carried out by possessors of the Y chromosome, suggesting that much of the problem lies with men, and that the responsibility for change must be shared by them. Indeed, with men still holding power in so many realms around the world, practical change has to involve men. Women can batter at the door demanding change, but far too often it is men that hold the keys.

The positioning of feminism as a women's movement has often crea...

Category: Ideas 

Tags: Gender equality 

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