'Traditional male' misunderstands feminism

01/16/2014 1:01 PM

01/16/2014 12:26 PM

Re “Traditional male offers no apology” (Letters, Jan. 16): Letter writer Michael Lamb seems to have missed the gist of Camille Hayes’ article on feminism. No one is condemning his masculinity. Hayes is only trying to point out that a traditionally masculine gender role isn't a fit for all men. When a sensitive, nurturing man is pressured into a role he doesn't identify with, it can be just as psychologically damaging as a woman, strong and fiercely independent, being forced into a role of passivity. Feminism is primarily interested in every person having the freedom and ability to realize his or her potential.

-- Gabriel J. Nokes, Sacramento

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