I also made the equivalence of non-female feminist, with non-minority racist it confuses me sometimes too.
Mostly because it seems it's hard or very difficult for someone who doesn't deal with discrimination to fully understand it.
I don't really think it's true though... at least in the case of feminism. I just want everyone to acknowledge that equality means equality.
This is probably more relevant to the other recent BCB feminism Awakening thread
but I laughed at this article
"Patients less likely to die post-operation if surgeon is female, new study finds"
"In real terms, the difference was very small - only one extra death per every 230 procedures conducted by male and female surgeons.
In a statement, Professor Clare Marx and Professor Derek Alderson, the respective former and current presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: "This study helps to combat lingering biases by confirming the safety, skill, and expertise of women surgeons relative to their male colleagues.
They also assured patients that there is no need to worry about the sex of their surgeon as it is unlikely to be an "important determinant".
Previous studies have shown that female medical students are better at basic surgical skills and gain higher scores on surgical knowledge tests. This new study is the first time a significant difference has been noticed in pat
Although approximately 58 per cent of current medical students are women, just 11 per cent of practicing surgeons in Britain are female. "
It's a bit ridiculous we have to do a large scale study to prove female surgeons aren't dangerous and incompetent at their jobs just because they are female. I've read a few studies showing higher success rates with female physicians as well...
I've also imagined what would happen if they proved men had better safety outcomes. It would hardly be used to prove they were allowed to keep their jobs.
I don't know that men acknowledge that women are discriminated against. (I definitely remember BCB posters denying any gender-related wage gap.) So they can hardly be feminists before there's any acknowledgement, let alone understanding of the problem.