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Many people–Kardashian included–claim they believe in gender equality. They just don't like the word feminist.
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If it's not a label you're comfortable with, why should you have to use it?
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But Pres. Obama argues that it's important for people across the gender spectrum to embrace the label and the cause, because public support for equality helps everyone. And if feminism means belief in equal rights for women, why is it a label anyone should shy away from?
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After conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh popularized the term "feminazi," many people disassociated themselves with the word feminist. Maybe it's not the word itself or the belief system, but the negative associations attached to it by the media that makes people reluctant to use the word to describe themselves.
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Feminists get attacked frequently for their beliefs. There are plenty of people who think women should have equal rights who just don't want to deal with critique or even harassment for formally declaring themselves feminists.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks about being feminist constantly, with the explicit goal of removing the negative connotations from the word.
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