Men who support the philosophy of feminism are often referred to as "male profeminists". Some men (and women) would rather simply be referred to as egalitarians, without using the word "feminism" or any of its derivatives. Egalitarianism is said by some to differ from feminism in that feminism is specific advocacy for the rights or status of women, whereas egalitarianism is a belief in the "gender equity principle" without particular focus on either sex. In femanist literature Egalitarianism was formerly called "equity feminism".