Don Brash is under fire because, when he was asked if he was a feminist, he said he wasn’t.
It has sparked a debate on whether men can or can’t call themselves feminists.
I don’t want to venture an opinion on that, just an observation. The only men I’ve ever known who called themselves feminists (and I knew quite a few back in my Uni days) did it for one reason.
It helped them get laid.
A couple I knew were honest enough to admit it: it was no less true of the others.
Come to think of it, there was another subgroup who called themselves feminist for a different reason:because their girlfriends told them to (I’m not making this up: I flatted with one of them)
I suppose its possible this group started the same as the others and then got more than they bargained for, but, knowing the individuals concerned, I doubt it.
They were just rather confused, sensitive young men who were attracted to excessively bossy women.