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I Am A Feminist Because I Believe In Equality

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    Im A M-r-a If It Fits My Agenda !

    we encourage women to use their own financial means to support themselves. A man’s desire to support his offspring and their mother is biologically ingrained, and surpasses many other instincts, including his restraint from violence. Indeed, countless men throughout history...
    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F Sep 23, 2013

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    How Feminism Hurts Men

    Yesterday somebody on Facebook told me that feminism elevates women at the expense of men, that its agenda to validate women emasculates us guys. He was right. For men, the rise of feminism has relegated us to second-class status. Inequality and discrimination have become...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Women's Rights

    Women's rights are still being discussed in government. Why is our rights even a question? This is the 21st century and women do just as much if not more than men do. Not to mention we STILL get paid less (about 23% if I might add). I think a lot of things need to seriously...
    sleeplesscollegestudent sleeplesscollegestudent 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    Making A Man...

    From: http://www.salon.com/2013/09/25/5_ways_america_tells_boys_not_to_be_girly/"...When boys are taught that they can’t “be like girls” it has the threefold effect. First, it alienates them from core aspects of themselves. Second, it portrays what is feminine as...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 7 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    :)

    saintsforever saintsforever 26-30, M Aug 17, 2013

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    Laur3n Laur3n 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    It's All About Perception...

    What MRA's associate with "girls & women":What feminists associate with "girls & women":
    Scarcollection Scarcollection 22-25, F Nov 8, 2013

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    Equality Is Not Just About The Sexes

    As a feminist who falls more into the post structuralist camp, I feel the need to point out that its not just women who suffer from inequality. Some of the more extreme views are also causing problems for men. Yes history has been written by men and we are all members of...
    happybutterfly88 happybutterfly88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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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...
    Mindinsanity Mindinsanity 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 16

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    What If There Was No Feminist Movement?

    It is so stupid that there are anti-feminists in my country, where there was never a major feminist movement. If they find that a women is threatening them with smartness, or they venture to an unconventional profession or even react to injustice, they are all named stupid...
    4thkaramazov 4thkaramazov 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Debate Of Men's Only Space @ S F U

    I would like to discuss the issues raised in this video. I would also like constructive opinions and/or criticisms of the content of the video. RULES: I want a debate centered on the video content only. If your comments are off topic, refer to 'statistics' or 'facts' but do...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Ironic ;) Xd

    I hate men who treat women like trash and think we only there to satisfy your needs, cook, clean and take care of the kids. All I have to say really is...Ain't it ironic how we (women) give birth to the men??? BDXD
    Enola1Adams Enola1Adams 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    A Reposting Of A Good Article...

    ...I have taken the liberty of reposting this thoughtful opinion piece, which can be found at:http://msmagazine.com/blog/2010/08/17/can-feminism-liberate-men/Can Feminism Liberate Men? August 17, 2010 by Ned Resnikoff Simone de Beauvoir famously wrote, “One is not born a woman...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 10 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    Bests In The World

    I respect women but....these pages can show you being a man is better cause men are superior (i don't believe in ranking but the fact is this:women can't be the best and hardly can be in top ten) : best chefs: http://www.delish.com/cooking-shows/famous-chefs/ best authors...
    TheEclipse TheEclipse 18-21, M 23 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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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 6 Responses May 30, 2012

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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.
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 29 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked

    Italicized section excerpted from the following article:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/paycheck-fairness-act_n_3063804.html?utm_hp_ref=politics"Recent Census Bureau data shows that full-time working women make 77 cents for every dollar men make per year. The Paycheck...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 4 Responses Apr 11, 2013

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    Why It's Necessary

    Feminism wouldn't be necessary if there weren't individuals abusing women or arguing that women's suffrage was the downfall of society.
    absofabo absofabo 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Pick up a used book from a college bookstore on

    human behavior theory and you might find that the feminist theory of human behavior is pretty deep, academic stuff. Always advocate for equality. I certainly do. Research it also to see if you buy into every piece of it.
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 22

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

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    This Is It.

    This woman.  Listen to her.   How strident and bold she sounds.  Disagreeable and sniping   How dare she speak to men like that!  She's going to cause them to feel all emotional and appear foolish."You are not the boss of me."   : )   .  
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 6 Responses May 26, 2012

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    Fifty Fifty

    Half, that's all a woman expects. Half. To be met fifty fifty, honestly and sympathetically. She will help to make the family. To keep the family safe. There is nothing else she wants but to being met halfway and having a part of equality in anything. Is there something wrong...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    What Do Men Get From Mrantism?

    I've pondered this mystery for a while now, as I'm sure many of you have: why do some men support MrAntism? I came across this at the Bedhead, by way of the EP story linked below, and it offers some insight:If you observe genuinely  MrAntist men, there’s something a bit off...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Jackbarnes Failed Attempt At Rallying Mra's

    jackbarnes is trying to rally mra's but its going very bad for him and his buddies
    saintsforever saintsforever 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Alert !!!!

    ALERT: the Southern Poverty Law Center's intelligence report, detailed misogyny and violence in both r/men's rights and the broader Mens Rights Movement. Due to MRA tactics of harassment, intimidation, and violence, we strongly urge readers to take measures to protect their...
    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F Sep 23, 2013

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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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    "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 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    I used to not be a feminist.

    I used to believe that all feminists were angry, stinky females who hated men and thought they all deserved to die. I used to be SO ignorant on the topic of feminism! Just like many others. Honestly, feminism is about equality of the genders. That's it. If anybody doesn't want...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    A Confession

    This isn't easy for me, as it represents evidence that I'm a lot less "evolved" than I thought I was! I just returned from my local pub, which is owned by a wonderful young couple who are dedicated to the goal of serving great local beer, wine and food - goals about which I am...
    Sharpie7 Sharpie7 51-55, M 10 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Are You Guys Ready For Your Shot?

    ...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/male-birth-control-reversible_n_1400708.html"A new birth control procedure shows promising signs of becoming another viable option for people who don't want children now, but may want them some day. Techcitement points out that the...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 3 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    No Equality In I.q.

    Research shows that women now score higher on IQ tests than men. The author of the study, James Flynn, a New Zealand-based researcher known as an IQ testing expert, said that over the past century, women have lagged slightly behind men in IQ testing scores, at times by as much as...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 19, 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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    Feminism And Bullying (from The Feminist's Perspective)

    I was inspired by earlier discussions to write a story about how we, as feminists, act as ambassadors for the movement and how we attempt to educate others about feminism. Forgive me if part of this post is cobbled together from comments I posted on other threads in another group...
    cocochai cocochai 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    Eve Teasing Leads To Ban In Schools

    This is from the article:http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/eveteasing-incident-leads-to-ban-on-girls-going-to-school/article4718792.eceSix villages of Mahendragarh district in Haryana banned girls from attending a higher secondary school in a nearby village after...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F Jul 5, 2013

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    Patriarchy, Misogyny And Oppression Anno 2013.

    Original title: What happened when i started a feminist society at school. By: Jinan Younis. Published: June 20, 2013, The Guardian. Jinan Younis. I am 17 years old and I am a feminist. I believe in gender equality, and am under no illusion about how far we are from achieving it...
    Scarcollection Scarcollection 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Feminism Is Not About Equality It's About Privileging Women Over Men

    let's see the definition of the Feminism is"the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men."Equality men.? so the Entire Feminism movement assumes men are currently politically, socially and economically lay in a good position but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Apologising For Feminism

    Why can some of my friends not use the word 'feminist'? Why do so many people assert that they believe in equality, yet not feminism? Why do some feminist friends have to acknowledge a large portion of male sexist grievances when discussing a primarily women's chagrin? I am...
    LHiromi LHiromi 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    be a man!

    I was rewatching this talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psN1DORYYV0   About a year or so ago, I watched this talk...and the part I'd like to highlight starts about 15 minutes in, in which Dr. Brown discusses shame and gender. ...It had not occurred to me so vividly how gender...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 2 Responses May 5, 2013

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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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    Not Female Enough For You?

    Society says that for a girl to be a girl, she has to like romantic comedies, daydream about her wedding day (unless she's already married), love shoe shopping, and be perfectly content to be a housewife/stay-at-home mom. I am none of these things. Generalizations make it...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    There's Something That I Need To Say

    A Post From My Blog www.diaryofabrokenchild.blogspot.com There's something that I need to say, and its been a problem for much too long. I look at the world around me and I don't like what I see. I am so entirely sick and tired to death of the way that women are treated in...
    silverstar415850 silverstar415850 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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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 9 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 17 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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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 46-50, F 23 Responses May 26, 2012

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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.
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I don't think that most people know what being a feminist really means. People just assume you're an angry, lesbian who hates men. Or if not a lesbian, then a *****. Women feel...
    jadakaii jadakaii 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I actually love feminism and I think it was a wise choice for me to actually start looking at gender norms and stereotypes. Since I started chatting with other feminists, I've...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm a feminist. I love equality. There's still lots of inequality in the world and in society. Lots of stereotypes and harsh laws and overall horrible things happening to people...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't think you know what feminism actually is. Feminism is about liberating women* from the oppression that's existed since the dawn of time. It isn't about a matriarch, but it...
    lifelesswine lifelesswine 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Obviously, because everyone should be feminist. The problem is that many people don't even know what feminism means... I get sad when i hear women saying they are not feminists...
    juliegreen2 juliegreen2 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    It seems that many of the people on this page are not feminists; they're misandrists. Feminism is about equality, freedom and choice, not female supremacy. That is what I, as a...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 13 Responses Apr 1

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