LaBelle Bretonne Posted 30 days ago Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood "Already more than 72% of US women do NOT identify as feminist," Yet if you ask them if they believe that men and women should be empowered and have the same opportunities, they answer yes. Feminist as a word has become a pejorative as this is a surefire way to discredit a concept, thought, movement, whatever. At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter if you identify with a word or not, more importantly is do you identify with the ideal of "empowerment regardless of gender". THAT is the important thing. As to this idea that men and women are equally perpetrators of domestic violence or violence of any kind is not supported by the evidence and is simply a tactic to deflect and discredit. Statistics can be twisted to mean anything you want. Look at the real true blue numbers. Go to shelters. Go to rape crisis centres. Go to emergency wards. You'll rarely see a man black and blue. As to trying to "change" men. Nah it's about educating them as demonstrated by your post, there is a tremendous need for it. Look in the mirror, look at your brethren and effect change within first.