Girls, Being the only boy within feminsts?

My teacher (high school) forced me to join a dance group where I am the only boy there, as some kind of lame punishment because I told something sexist (according to them) to the girls in the school. But all the girls there, including the instructor are all hardcore feminist and seems to hate boys for that reason! In the last class, being a beginner, I stepped feet of some of the girls by accident (they all wearing shoes). And one of the girls suggested that I should be doing the dance barefoot! They alll laughed and the instructor agreed to that so they made me take off my shoes and socks immediately! At the end of the class they even suggested that I must be barefoot in every class! I hated being in this situation, am I making this a big deal? And can you give me some ideas on how can I stood up against them?
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  • Feminists don’t hate boys, we hate patriarchy and that people keep saying such sexist things all the time and get mad if we point it out. Also boys can be feminists too.
    But I don’t get the shoes part, if you were the only one stepping on their feet probably they told you that so you don’t hurt them until you practice more, I don’t see a relationship between that and feminism but if they are actually mean to you tell somebody

    • They certainly hate me. Shoes part is just an excuse to humiliate me. So I should accept that I'll be barefoot until they decide if I deserve to wear shoes before them?

    • People don’t decide for you, maybe you could ask them nicely that if you are hurting them while dancing you do it more separately or all of you take your shoes off for a few rehearsals. Just try to understand each other and if it doesn’t work tell a teacher about it that you tried and they are mean I don't know it’s an idea

    • I don't think that I can tell anyone as both the dance teacher and the teacher brought me here already hate me. I'd find it really embarrassing to ask them that it'd just cause them to enjoy even more if they know how much I hate it. But I don't have any other choice right?

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  • Well, if you were forced to join this dance group, then technically, you don't have to do anything they say. Keep your shoes on, and if they try to punish you, tell them you never wanted in the group in the first place.

    The feminism aspect, man, that's a whole cup of Joe to dig through...

    • Wish it was this easy but we do have to do everything teachers say. And even if we don't I'm heavily outnumbered! There must be an another way to convince the teacher to help me or for me to stand up against other girls.

    • So should I still refuse to remove my shoes and try to keep them on even if they want me to?

    • If you don't feel comfortable taking off your shoes, then they can't force you to do so.

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