One succinct definition of “feminism” is,
Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
The complementary definition of “masculism” is,
Masculism: The advocacy of men’s rights on the ground of equality of the sexes.
Using the above definitions, masculism and feminism can be seen to be like mirror image twins. They are equally egalitarian; men’s rights advocacy and women’s rights advocacy, with neither group advocating the infringement of the rights of the gender that isn’t their main focus.
It is in these senses of the two words, that I am both a feminist and a masculist at heart and in deed.
Most of the human right’s advocacy I do, isn’t gendered at all. (It is that which I enjoy most.) Amongst the minority of my human rights advocacy work that has to be gendered, I feel that I contribute most effectively to the overall cause of gender equality, when I practise in masculism. My feminist advocacy practice isn’t therefore extensive yet.
In everyday life, we can easily see just how much masculists and feminists are ultimately on the same side, the side of equality of the sexes, rather than the supremacy of one sex or the other. We can see this harmonious complementarity in play, by witnessing masculists and feminists having their frequent, amicable, polite, reasonable, and fruitful dialogues, for example when trading good-hearted banter on Twitter.
It’s like building the Euro tunnel …