Feminism is an ideology that aims to create equality for women. Feminists rightly believe that women should be treated as equals – there should be no gender inequality. Women should be paid the same as men for equivalent jobs, they should not be discriminated against, and they should have an equal voice in politics.
Dating a woman who believes in equality, and dating an actual hard-line feminist can provide a completely different experience. This article looks at the pros and cons of dating a feminist, and what this could mean for your relationship – enjoy!
First and foremost, dating someone who believes in equality for women will bring you positivity – it will be like a breath of fresh air. Your own appreciation of women will improve and you will find that your relationship will benefit as a result of this.
Furthermore, feminist women are generally seen as sexually adventurous – this could improve your sex life and lead to more excitement between the sheets. If you are extremely chivalrous, you won’t have to be 100% of the time with a feminist – they will not expect (or care if you don’t) you to open doors or pull their chair out – your life will be easier!
On the flip side, if you are highly chivalrous, you will have to sacrifice this personality trait when dating a feminist. Furthermore, if you are the type of man who seeks praise then you may be disappointed. A true feminist will generally only praise you when you have done something worthy of note – they will never praise you simply for doing typical “mannish” things. Finally, if you are not used to a woman being assertive, you will have to adjust. Feminist women are usually assertive and will not appreciate being bossed around – they will also certainly not ask your permission to do anything!
There you have it – what it could be like to date a feminist! Obviously these pros and cons are not set in stone – they are a general representation of the potential ups and downs you may have to encounter. Each relationship and person is different!