It baffles me how people think being a feminist is a bad thing. Brand it whatever you want — I simply want to be recognized as an equal. I don’t hate men or want them to suffer or have less. I love a few of you [men] matter of fact. I just want to be seen and heard as an equal instead of an ageing piece of arm candy whose sole purpose in life is to have children, but to do it while never getting older, or fatter, or any less attractive than I was when I was 22, and to be educated enough to entertain my partner but not exceed him in my ideas or problem solving.