When a woman says "I’m a feminist", she gets the eye rolls and the “Ohhhhh, great. She's probably a man hater”. When males say they are feminists they get “Wow! It’s great that you’re standing up for women’s rights!
Susan Faludi "Feminism asks that women be free to define themselves instead of having their identity defined for them, time and again, by their culture and their men." (And instead of being defined by other women who enforce the status quo.