Thank you for your thoughtful response. I admit that I, as an American woman, mostly engage with fellow Americans, so I’m writing from that perspective. (According to a 2018 poll, 34 to 46 percent of women are feminists over here, depending on age group; 20 percent of American men are, although that poll was from 2001 and I haven’t found a recent poll, but I do regularly engage with male feminists as well). As I noted in my essay, the same problems exist (e.g. domestic violence) around the world, but different countries — and their movements—handle them in different ways. Interesting that you find that most British feminists are more concerned with career issues. I agree, equality is a shifting goal and there’s no consistency. That’s why I hope that we can all find some common ground on the issues that matter.

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