Guys Who Are Feminists Are Hot AF

I know I’m not alone in feeling that guys who consider themselves feminists are super hot. That kind of intelligence and understanding isn’t something every guy has and when I find a man who just gets it, I can’t help but swoon.

  1. They’re well read. One of the things that makes guys who are feminists so hot is that they don’t live in a bubble. They’re aware of what’s going on in the world around them and they actually care about it, which makes them super smart. What’s sexier than a guy with a good head on his shoulders? I can’t think of anything.
  2. They’re not all wrapped up in their own egos. A big reason some dudes can’t get down with feminism is that it would bruise their already delicate egos if they were. They need to hold on to as much masculinity as they possibly can and being a feminist might take some of that away. Guys who are feminists are confident enough to let that BS part of themselves go because they know that real strength lies in being secure enough in yourself to know that equality doesn’t make them lesser than.
  3. They’re humble. What I like about male feminists is that they’re not so full of themselves that they can’t admit that a woman might be more talented, smarter, and even stronger than them. They know that just because they’re me doesn’t mean they’re the masters of the world. They know that at the end of the day, they’re just dudes…and that’s pretty attractive, I think.
  4. They’re secure in their masculinity. I find male feminists to be amongst the manliest men I know. Why is that? It’s because they have nothing to lose by putting aside their tough guy personas. They’re built on a foundation of manliness. They know that just because they support women’s rights doesn’t mean they’re pansies. They’re secure in their manliness. No political statement can change that about them and they know it.
  5. They’re mature. Only a guy who’s“lived a substantial life would be able to take a step back and realize how much grief the patriarchy has caused women across the world. As a mature man, he knows there are more important things in life than making sure he’s more powerful than a woman. I mean, what a silly thing to even be thinking about. A truly powerful man doesn’t even think about how he’s powerful—he just is.
  6. They actually care about the welfare of the world. Male feminists are humanitarians and nothing is hotter than a guy with a big heart. No amount of good looks can measure up to a guy who actually cares about important issues, especially something like women’s rights. It makes me seriously swoon when I hear a guy speak passionately about women’s rights. These guys actually care, otherwise, why would they even put the time in to even consider their privilege?
  7. They treat women with respect. Male feminists understand their place in society and also understand that women should be treated with care and respect. These guys are chivalrous but not from a place of fear or expectation—it’s from a place of pure respect. I’d never have to worry that a male feminist would treat a woman unfairly because that’s just not in their wheelhouse. What woman wouldn’t be attracted to that?
  8. They’re creating positive change. These guys are part of the solution, not the problem and that’s a huge deal.  Knowing that there are guys out there who are playing for the women’s team puts a warm glow in my heart. It’s nice to know that these men could have easily just not even bothered with feminism but they chose to for the sake of future generations. Oh, and because it’s the right thing to do.
  9. They speak up for what they believe in. I equate being a male feminist in this day and age to stepping up to the plate. Although a lot of guys will either keep quiet when the subject comes up or stay neutral about it, these dudes are actually taking action. They tell their friends to pipe down with the cat-calling and actually believe a woman when she says she was assaulted. It’s little things like this that should be second nature but actually take a lot of courage and male feminists have plenty of it. They’re actually walking the walk, and that’s hot.
Jennifer is a playwright, dancer, and theatre nerd living in the big city of Toronto, Canada. She studied Creative Writing at Concordia University and works as a lifestyle writer who focuses on Health, B2B, Tech, Psychology, Science, Food Trends and Millennial Life. She's also a coreographer, playwright, and lyricist, with choreography credits for McMaster University’s “Spring Awakening,” “Roxanne” for the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, and “The Beaver Den” for The LOT, among others.

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