I don’t know if anyone would ever deny being a feminist. It certainly is made into something of a caricature these days. I think it’s demonized for the sake of trivializing feminist beliefs.
Date someone who looks at you the way Mark Ruffalo looks at Paul Rudd.
Sometimes, people can be extraordinarily judgmental and closed-minded to anyone different or special…it’s so hard for young people in this day and age to be comfortable enough in their own skin to not listen to the people picking on them.