"When we talk about feminism in mass media it's treated as one thing, but in the classroom we talk about feminisms, because there are lots of feminisms and fem-theories, and feminists have disagreed about what the future looks like since feminism was invented."When it comes to dating, women reported that the rise in gender equality "has made me pickier about potential dates," and "makes me feel more empowered in my dating life.” Shehan said many women may feel better able to better navigate the dating world because they feel like they are on equal playing ground with men.With that increased power, can come some challenges.
More coverage: Feminism isn't about one issue, but about equality across a cocktail of issues, according to Tristan Bridges an assistant professor, department of sociology The College at Brockport, State University of New York."Feminism may be about pay equality, while for others it's about immigrant rights," Bridges said.For instance, Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York City are places you can easily meet the affluent classes of rich men because of the wealthy job market.You can resort to finding employment in these locations in order to meet these rich men.Thirty-seven percent of single men and 47% of single women define feminism as women being equal to men, but 43% of singles think it “means a lot of different things” and 6% aren’t sure what it means, according to the representative survey of more than 5,000 singles.Although the definition of feminism seems fairly straight forward, people are still afraid to define the word because it can mean many things, Connie Shehan, a professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Florida."In any dictionary, it basically says that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities, and I’m not sure all feminist would define it that way, but it’s a belief which has this action component to it," she said, adding it's not a surprise that some men reported favorable responses to feminists.