I dated a guy who hated when I would do this and you will never guess how quickly I dumped him because haha no. If you don't identify as a feminist already, you should figure out why that is before going for her. One time my guy friend said to me, "Oh man, male privilege sounds nice.
With that flawed mentality, it's easy to see why he fails to recognize how feminism is not mutually exclusive to being in a healthy relationship with a man.
So while Hon bemoans that "[p]olitical issues have been creeping into the bedroom," perhaps that's something to welcome and strive for if it means getting closer to gender equality.
People on Twitter swiftly dismantled the crux of Hon's argument, which is that feminists would want to date him in the first place, but there are more assumptions to call out and disprove.
After listing and denying the existence of various ways women are systematically oppressed, he details his thought process (and it all sounds pretty theoretical) in arriving at his kibosh on dating feminists."I used to think dating across the political aisle was not only possible, but practical.
Additionally, recognizing and fighting against the systematic oppression of your gender (and yes, it does exist) does not inhibit a woman from loving, respecting, and valuing an individual who is a man.
Hon's essay also ignores the idea that men benefit from feminism. In an article for The Huffington Post, Jessica Samakow posits that "gender equality means doing away with society’s rigid ideas about what it means to be a woman.