When asked whether she was a feminist Meryl Streep reportedly said. “I am a humanist, I am for nice, easy balance.”
Which is all very clever but also some Grade A bullshit. Why does supporting equal rights for people of any gender have to be the philosophy that dare not speak its name... for fear of sounding "unbalanced" (dare I suggest: "hysterical"?).
The removal of bigotry does not leave a person unbalanced.
There is no degree of equality that upsets the balance of the world.
There is nothing at all that prevents a person from being a humanist and a feminist--nor any basis in which these are semantically interchangeable terms. The attempt to make them so is just a very sophisticated why of saying that old piece of nonsense: I'm not a feminist, but....