I feel that this quote is one way to interpet how fenimism is viewed through the eyes of not only women but also men to a certain extent. Feminism is not to have women hold onto the power over men, but rather to have everyone treated equally. Whereas, men should be able to put in just as much respect onto women as women love and respect men!
I couldn't agree more with Rebecca West. None of us are just "doormats" who can be walked over because it's what society says or the norm. Be more than just what society wants women to be..be the light that shines for all those women who come knocking at the door of feminism.
And men shouldn't be intimidated because it's not about taking men's rights away, it's about making sure women have the same rights and equality in society. It's not about making women superior to men.