Are you a feminist?
That question was posed to Swedish politicians. But first, let’s sort out what feminism, in general terms, is. It is, simply put, a collection of movements that works for women’s political, financial, and social rights and equality (with men) in society.
It also means that most Swedes—men and women—tend to view themselves as feminists. However, recently Jens Spendrup, chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) stated he is not a feminist, and that led to a big debate. Daily Metro decided to ask 31 people in power whether they considered themselves feminists, and only four of them said they did not.

”Some of them probably say it because they believe it’s correct to say they’re feminists. But Sweden is not an equal country, and being a feminist is not about saying, it’s about doing,” says Gudrun Schyman, founder of the Feminist Initiative. The answers look different when you compare those from union members and party leaders, but that’s natural according to Schyman. "A position has been pushed for, and there are just a few who do not want an equal society. The problem is that there’s lots of talk but not a lot of action.” Gender researcher Kerstin Alnebratt at Göteborg University, says more and more Swedes call themselves feminists.
”But it doesn’t help much that people in power just answer 'yes’ when asked, just because it is expected of them. It is the political subject matters that must be discussed.”
When Metro approached the 31 persons, they asked:

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1) Are you a feminist (yes or no)? and
2) How would you define feminism?
Of the 31, 17 said yes, they are feminists, four said they are not, and 10 chose not to answer the question at all.

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