The word is charged with meaning. It can bring on all kinds of emotions in most individuals.
That said, for most: “that word does not mean what you think it means”.
It does NOT mean that a woman can’t be a stay-at-home mom and still be respected.
It does NOT mean that a stay-at-home mom isn’t a feminist.
It does NOT mean we castigate stay-at-home moms.
It does NOT mean we get MORE rights than men.
It does NOT mean we bitch at men for holding doors or seats for us.
We get EQUAL rights. That’s all it is about. Equal rights, including the choice of how to live our lives, without being bitched at about it. We get to vote. We get equal pay (well, SOMEDAY, in this DAMN COUNTRY).
But it’s about equality. Not more. Not less. And NOT judging the choices women make.
And yes, men can be feminists too. Because they too can believe in our right to choose how to live our lives. My husband is just such a man.
Feminism: learn what it really is, before you get your panties or boxers in a wad.