He asked me if I found it hard finding men to date who were not intimidated by my strength and dedication to feminist ideals.
At first, his question amused me; how could my dedication to equality intimidate any well-educated, socially-conscious person?
Even before my official declaration, dating was difficult — to say the least.
I never purposefully attempted to emasculate prospective partners but, for some reason unknown to me, my opinions on legal abortion, access to reproductive health care, and women’s rights in general seemed to scare away even the most promising suitors.
According to one survey conducted in the United Kingdom, 50 percent of men reported feeling unappreciated or undervalued; an astonishing 82 percent of men reported feeling that their traditional role in society has been usurped.