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Hmm, I don’t think that Justine was arguing that men can’t be feminist (or pro-feminist). But of course just because a man identifies as a feminist, doesn’t mean he’s definitely going to act in a feminist way, or not be abusive.
Jess McCabe, editor of The F-Word, replies
As above, I think the point is that claiming to be feminist does not a feminist man make. Hence the headline refers to “man” singular, not all feminist/pro-feminist men.
Good point. We have edited the feature to remove “Anglo-Saxon”. My bike is actually made by the company Iceni, so not quite sure why I made that slip! As for your point that we only have the Roman’s word – well of course I agree with you, but that is true of any kind of historical account that we have. History in general tends to favour the stories of the victorious – of colonisers, of men. We should take any account with a pinch of salt, whilst recognising that unfortunately, they are often the only accounts we have.