Mudcat Café message #1180905 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69530   Message #1180905
Posted By: dianavan
08-May-04 - 01:38 AM
Thread Name: Let's update 'Sensitive New Age Guys'
Subject: RE: Let's update 'Sensitive New Age Guys'
Mag - Ouch! Male feminist? I really do not like men that call themselves feminists. I immediately suspect that men who try to be what women want them to be are insincere. I would think, however, in this day and age, that men can be men and still respect women.

Wish lists are fun but lets not fall into the trap of thinking that men either fit into this category or that category. Most men seem to be a little of this and a little of that. They are learning, though. The really charming men are those that allow you to know the little boy that is still inside of them.

I raised a son on a university campus (in residence) in the late 80's. He was surrounded by radical feminists. I used to worry and wonder what kind of man he would turn out to be. Well - he's a new kind of man. Athletic, well read, thoughtful, does yoga, mostly vegetarian, very disciplined, popular with the ladies and a wonderful son. Most of all he's trustworthy and kind. Doesn't hate women at all. Does have a little trouble with the guys who think that revving their engines and flexing their muscles is worth something to someone. If I called him a male feminist, he'd probably tell me to go to the kitchen where I belonged.