There's still this looming misconception that feminism is for women. It's a party we're constantly reminding men that they have an invitation to (and we'd greatly appreciate your presence!). Men who are feminists and will boldly say so aren't yet a regular occurrence; and when the question was posed to the male crowd of Reddit — asking whether or not they consider themselves feminists, and why — the responses were as varied and interesting as you'd probably expect.
Feminism is for everyone, plain and simple; but because it's largely been women behind the fight for equal rights, it came to be misconstrued as a "women's thing." Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, feminism can't even exist without men. We need them in order for this to work.
It's not exactly a secret that Reddit isn't the most accepting environment when it comes to feminism and feminists, so I honestly expected the thread to be much more hate-fueled than it is. Surprisingly, it seems as though a good deal of men have a rather no-nonsense approach to feminism: feminism equals equality, so yes, they are feminists.