Are you a “Bad" Feminist if you stay in a relationship after your male partner cheats? Is “staying” contradictory to the definition of feminism? 


  • the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
  • the women's movement, the feminist movement, women's liberation, female emancipation, women's rights;
  • a movement for granting women political, social, and economic equality with men.

NOWHERE in this definition does it say anything about how a woman handles her personal life. Many women deal with issue of infidelity. Infidelity is not a feminist deal breaker and in no way contradicts with the fundamental principles of the woman's movement. Women stay in marriages for a myriad of reason and no one, let alone another feminist should judge the validity of those reasons.

Article by Anna Quick-Palmer