I would prefer that there was no need to describe myself as a feminist. I can see why some people see it as a divisive word, purely because of the root and the association - female versus male - but also the social baggage that this carries. But that underlines why the concept IS so important, that we so readily see that duality as so important, so foundational, in the how we expect men and women to be. And being a feminist is not in opposition to other things; I seek equality of opportunity across the board, creed and colour and class, but I recognise that, even within those parametres, gender is a further barrier, a further level of discrimination, which is deeply rooted in our social structures and our conditioning. So, yes; I am a feminsit (which I shouldn't have to say) and I am a man (which should also not be relevant).