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I Am A Feminist Because I Believe In Equality

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    newstatesman.com/culture/2014/07/enough-enough-tv-s-crime-****-endemic-violence-assault-women-has-stop
    Laur3n Laur3n 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    I Am A Human Too!

    Feminism is about equality. Its goal is to have the female as well as the male perspective given equal voices. If we live in a society that is dominated by either sex we do not get the full experience of human life.
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I am registered in some ‘feminist’

    Arabic groups on Facebook, however, I rarely participate or write anything, I don’t comment and no one knows me there, I am just a silent reader, I give few ‘likes’ if I happen to like something, but that’s like the maximum I do, even though sometimes I...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Women Are Hated

    Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. ~ Andrea Dworkin I would like to know how members of this group feel about Anti-Feminism and what causes it.
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 25 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    I absolutely abhor discrimination.

    Whether it's sexism, racism, homophobia, religious persecution, etc....I believe people should be judge based on their character, motives and abilities, and not by anything else
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M Feb 15

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    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    I think I've been talking to a feminist

    but he doesn't know it yet. I'm pretty stoked.
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I believe in equality

    for all people,not just women,but hey that's not what this group is about. I believe in having complete control of my body+my mind+certainly my reproductive rights. I do not believe that is the same as mere random sexual promiscuity.I am not+will not judge others on here or in...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    Heya ladies, I'm getting pretty tired of being

    told, “You can't write this or that.” I've decided that's ok though because I've found a new website. I've only been here for 2 weeks but it's 100% FREE with thousands of active open minded people like us. It's called Secret Erotica . Com. I hope you guys don't read this as...
    DevilishTongue DevilishTongue 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    A large part of that equality needs to come

    from us being accepted for who we are as women and learning to accept and love ourselves that way also.
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 19

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    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    I told myself I wasn’t going to do this…at

    first. Then you start reading. So…”I am a feminist because I believe in equality”. Nope! Not really…can’t say that I am. There are so many things about me…too many to list…that I think many feminists would absolutely cringe over…and then there are the few things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 7

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    All these people are getting it mixed up.

    There's feminists, then there's misandrists, people who don't like men and think women are superior. I am a feminist because I believe that men and women should have the same rights. People who don't believe that, please stop calling yourself a feminist, because you're not
    themeice themeice 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I don't hate men at all,

    but I do believe in equality and strong women.
    hornyandwildXXX hornyandwildXXX 18-21, F Aug 10, 2014

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    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 15 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    I believe that everyone should have equal rights

    and equal opportunities. Women are still judged all around the world and given less power. They are persecuted for the simplest of actions. Thats why I passively protest, no violence just honesty.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jul 4, 2014

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    Giving Thanks

    Another Thanksgiving holiday has passed. I hope you all shared some time with loved ones. It is truly a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. I had the good fortune of spending the week down in the beautiful, white sandy beaches of the Gulf. Along with me was my...
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 8 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Not Exactly

    I am not a feminist. Nor do I believe in the concept of equality. I do very much believe in women's contributions to every aspect of life, as much as I believe in men's counter contributions. The concept of equality is flawed in two areas. First, men and women are not the...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    "La FlèChe, Il A Besoin Pratique. La Cible Ne Fait Pas."

    That, in a nutshell, was how my grandfather justified the double standard, and why he reportedly took some of my uncles to the "red light" district in New Orleans, when he determined they were old enough. My mother, their sister, knew about it and complained to Grandmaman, who...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Laur3n Laur3n 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    Laur3n Laur3n 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    "Consensual sex" is just sex.

    To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t...
    Laur3n Laur3n 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Warning Verdebare Is Back

    The king of women's hate is back using the name DozerDan.
    absofabo absofabo 41-45, F 5 Responses May 30, 2012

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    i am considered a black sheep

    because my opinion in gender issues are always against my culture and society...women are not second hand people.
    leah61 leah61 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Kinder, Kuche, Kirche And The Fallacy Of The Feminazi!

    Lately people in the Feminists vs. MREPs*  debate have used the term Nazi to describe feminism more specifically the moniker of Feminazi has been thrown around quite frequently. I am a first generation American, my father is from Germany and my mother from Switzerland (swiss...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Silly Anti-feminist Girls

    There is an anti-feminist girl on here (or so she claims) who has written story after story, and comment after comment, bashing feminists and feminism, while claiming she knows more about feminism than feminists do. She writes things that are obviously incorrect, and makes...
    bluelady1021 bluelady1021 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    Knightrunner Has A Point

    Knightrunner and those who share his take on the world have legitimate concerns. I can only speak for my part of the world but the issues which  trouble him are issues which also exist here.Traditionally there has been a marked judicial bias in favour of mothers when it comes...
    GarciaMarquez GarciaMarquez 46-50, M 6 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    Is it really so radical to believe

    that women are people too?
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Moms Rising

    Since 2006, MomsRising has been working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. Our members are bringing important motherhood and family issues to the forefront of the country's awareness. Together...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    A Rose By Any Other Name ( Hidden Patriarchy And Male Privilege)

    "Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." ~Pat Robertson, multi-millionaire televangelist and former presidential candidate, 1992...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Men have the upper hand mostly .

    Not that I mind but whenever I hear discussions on infidelity ,I get to hear that it is the woman's fault .Or why should the wife bother ?He is looking after all her needs.Views I never agree with.All men may not be good.Neither are women.But no one needs to stay with an...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    I have been in so many arguments with

    both men as women who every time they get asked why they are against feminism they respond with "because I support equality." And it enrages me to know that not enough people even understand that feminism begins with equality. The name being feminism and not maleism is because...
    Onyvk Onyvk 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    Feminazis Are Wicked And Cruel

    There are a couple of earnest, honest men of EP who, (despite the awesome and robustly asserted intellect of one) get very emotional in regards to their relationships with the opposite sex. Through maturity and experience these fellows have developed some sound ideas on which...
    damselfly damselfly 51-55, F 20 Responses May 26, 2012

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    The New (not So) Civil War.

    Parental Alienation Syndrome Parental Alienation Syndrome is real. It devastates and destroys. And more and more children, grown-up children, and targeted parents are coming forward to speak about their pain. Parental Alienation Syndrome may becaused by one of the more damaging...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    Hypocrisy And Pompous, Self-righteous Arrogance

    I keep seeing it over and over again. Some of the anti-feminists coming off so snotty, pompous, self-righteous and arrogant while they criticize, demean, and ridicule feminists for allegedly doing exactly what they continuously do themselves, but that we don't.  What is wrong...
    bluelady1021 bluelady1021 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    They Know They're Wrong So They Cut You Out

    One of the feminist haters in the supposedly MRA group posted a story called It’s Time For Men To Demand Equal Contributions From Women In All Areas Of Life Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:37AM By: DejaMoo Age: 36-40, Man In that story he said its time to require...
    bluelady1021 bluelady1021 41-45, F 16 Responses May 25, 2012

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    Real Feminist Quotes

    " I have a stake in this. Because I have a Mom." " That makes me half-mom...on my Mom's side." ~~~ Mr. Stephen Colbert
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 13 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    i have a meditation to throw negativity to the

    earth and the earth recycles it ! this is daoism tradition : www.soundcloud.com/wackotrip its callled six healing sounds and it cleans your organs fron negative emotions
    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M Nov 15, 2014

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    I have experienced everyday sexism

    so many times, and I'm only 14. In one notable incident, I and a boy my age were assigned to help a teacher out in her kindergarten class, doing menial work and low-concentration tasks. One day, she assigned us two different jobs; the boy (let's call him John) was assigned to...
    amazingamelia amazingamelia 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    Men and women are both

    as valuable as each other, but every single group no matter how big or small needs a leader mainly to keep order and keep the ball rolling in one direction for a superior game plan . It is especially greater than other couples or groups that do not have one specific leader, as...
    trafikmasta trafikmasta 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2014

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    I love being a feminist

    but there are two things I hate. 1. That people assume we don't fight to get male things noticed and give them equality in things as well. Like recognizing that men are raped as well as women. It's about equality for everyone. It's just feminism because females are the ones who...
    notjustthegirlnextdoor notjustthegirlnextdoor 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Different values for different sexes!

    !! It sometimes bothers me that when I lived with my fiancé (that I have now been married to for 11 years) I got a lot of flack and it created a lot of drama! They called me all sorts of unmentionable names, talked behind my back to all sorts of people and threated to boycott...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F Jul 5, 2014

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    I think all women should have the right to do

    whatever they want whenever they want. As long as it's not hurting anyone or themselves. I think women should be able to speak their minds freely. Women: don't let men tell you what to do. Don't allow them to manipulate you and tell you what you should or shouldn't do. It's up...
    ShipsSetSail ShipsSetSail 16-17, F Jan 25

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    If you're confused about Feminism,

    disagree with it because of viral stories titled "man hater" or just want to learn more about it then watch this video of Emma Watson's UN speech. http://youtu.be/c9SUAcNlVQ4
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I wonder is it a requirement to be female in

    order to be a feminist? If it is then I just support feminists and feminism because of my belief in equality. If it is not then I am a feminist for that reason.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    Feminism Isn't A Monolith

    Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and the end of sexism in all forms. However, there are many different kinds of feminism. Feminists disagree about what sexism consists in, and what exactly ought to be done about it...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 11 Responses