Contrary to what critics might say, feminism is not the uplifting of women's rights at the expense of men's. Your gender does not automatically disqualify you from the struggle for greater equality between the sexes, the same way both women and men can stand to benefit from gender equality.
In 2014, actress Emma Watson gave a stirring speech at the United Nations calling for men to join women in the struggle for gender equality and to fight the stigma attached to the term feminist in her HeForShe campaign.
"I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too — reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves," she said in her speech.
But there is still a strong misconception from some men — and some women — that this fight can only be to men's detriment. Here to clear up some basic misunderstandings about feminism is a video from The Huffington Post, in which guys explain how the movement is, in fact, good for men.
From celebrating more women in the workforce to dismantling ideas about how women are supposed to be in the world, let these dudes set the record on feminism straight.
Watch the video here: