I Am A Feminist Because I Believe In Equality

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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, 2015

    Thank You To All The Anti-feminists

    I would like to say thank you to the men (and some women) who are anti-feminists whose biased, anti-female (not just anti-feminist) stories and comments, which express their desire to keep women repressed, dominated and controlled, will ensure that feminism will remain alive and...
    bluelady1021 bluelady1021
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Apr 16, 2012

    If any of you enjoy your rights

    as a woman you should inform yourself about Sharia Law and how these laws are being infiltrated into our government. You may not think that it is possible but it is. A poster yesterday expressed honestly that they feel these laws benefit woman. Please feel free to decide for...
    pandaplus pandaplus
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    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

    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
    12 Responses Apr 22, 2012

    Whenever people ask me "When did you decide

    that you wanted to be/were a feminist?", my response is this: I have never believed otherwise. I was lucky enough to be raised knowing that I wasn't inferior to the boys in my class or that if a guy treated me badly, he should be avoided, whether he likes me or not. My parents...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27

    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
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jan 16, 2014

    why is fighting to free the Nipple on top of

    every feminists list? breaking the glass ceiling should be at the top not showing your nipped
    ahlex97 ahlex97
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/losing-my-religion-for-equality-20090714-dk0v.html Read link !! And tell me how it impacts society ?? Your thoughts and perspective and summarise of the article. "Losing my religion for equality"
    SeftonHS SeftonHS
    18-21, F
    Feb 22

    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

    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

    I don't agree with any activist group.

    Naturally everyone and thing is "equal" it's just if you're an idiot who says otherwise in his or her head that changes that. I see a lot of "feminists" whine about oppression on the internet yet I still don't see it in public. To me, oppression would be something under a...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I honestly think it's ridiculous

    that some women are going out and saying "if you don't vote for hilary, you aren't a real feminist!" telling women that if they don't vote for her solely based on the fact that she's a woman, and not for the things she's arguing, is not being a feminist! feminism isn't about...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 3
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    if this were true then your not a feminist

    equality is not focusing on only women issues if you can even call it that
    christianOfaygh christianOfaygh
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    Feminism isn't about equality,

    it's about empowering women with more power than men. There should be no preferential treatment for anyone based on gender. I believe in true equality, I am a humanist.
    xolker xolker
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    11 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    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

    "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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

    I give up on trying to convince any one on this

    page because its people like this that coined the saying that even if your the best chesst player in the world you can't beat a pigeon because they are just gonna knock over every peace and **** all over the board regardless and walk around like they won any how you know what...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015
    christianOfaygh christianOfaygh
    18-21, M
    Oct 11, 2015
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    I have a question I would like to ask,

    but first I want to tell a bit about why and how I became a feminist to help understand my point. Growing up, I was raised by my mom, and grandmother. I had a sister too. In their own way each of them abused me. Nothing overly terrible, more like neglect, indifference, and...
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 27

    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...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Nov 19, 2012

    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
    14 Responses May 25, 2012

    "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
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Nov 26, 2012

    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

    So recently Jennifer Lawrence wrote some essay

    about the pay gap between genders. Though I applaud her for speaking out like this, she didn't use the best example. She referred to the movie American Hustle. She and Amy Adams were payed much less than the male actors. Problem is Lawrence didn't even film as much as the men...
    TeraLocura TeraLocura
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    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...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Nov 13, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 9

    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
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    as a man who is a nurse,

    I've experienced at least a bit of sexist bullshit at every step of my career, from a professor who told me men shouldn't be nurses to a hospital unit manager who told me as long as she's in charge they'll never hire a man on her unit to tons of little instances of my coworkers...
    monkeyl1v3r monkeyl1v3r
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Mar 26, 2013

    Warning Verdebare Is Back

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

    I can tell my girlfriend is getting fat,

    she is starting to fit into my wife's clothes
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 3

    One of the things that irritated the f*** out

    of me about declaring myself a believer in equality and in feminism were the immediate reprisals that "you're a male!" "you must be a feminist because you're looking to get laid!"I try not to lie, being dishonest about your intentions with women is a bad start in the first place...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 22

    Is it really so radical to believe

    that women are people too?
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    It actually takes three feminists to change a

    lightbulb. One to change a lightbulb, and two to film a documentary about how the socket has been exploited by the man who invented it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 2

    Yup, I'm naming and shaming a sexist,

    because people need to understand that this mentality is not acceptable.
    FatalOrca FatalOrca
    18-21, F
    Jan 11

    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
    8 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    You tell me you're against feminism

    because (you say) women in Western countries today have equality with men. And I'm like, I guess you're also against civil rights, because African-Americans can vote now?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    It's sad and terrifying

    that the word feminism is related to man-hating. The extremists within this group are the ones who get all the attention when I'm more than sure that the majority of us want love, peace and equality within the genders. Empowerment isn't achieved by demeaning men, but by...
    ChloeMaay ChloeMaay
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Mar 22, 2012

    unfortunately I cannot unlearn the facts

    that I have learned. That's the one thing that sucks the most about it, the door has been opened. The more that I have learned the more angry and disturbed I've become about this issue, I never expected the depth and the amount of **** that was buried. I mean certainly it's...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Mar 22

    Oh God. I've joined this experiance

    for 48 hours and every mad a#shole who has time on their hands and sexist beliefs wants to write here. 3/4 of the posts here are from mad people who are against feminism! I've seen more sexist posts than before I joined this experiance! Are you people serious? You're actively...
    crazyellie crazyellie
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Aug 17, 2013

    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, 2015
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2013

    Thanks to Merriam-Webster

    for the definition. Show me where it says man-haters! It's equality, not female superiority! Get it right, misandrists! You're not feminists, if you think you're better than men.
    FatalOrca FatalOrca
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 9
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2013

    "Feminism is the radical notion

    that women are people." Marie Shear
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    A feminist is a female

    that has not yet found the right Master 🍒🍒🍒
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 27

    You may wonder why people still haven't gotten

    the fact that women are people to and not just there to have children. But, people have gotten it, they just don't want to. Men in particular. As Emma Watson pointed out in her speech about women's rights. It's not about women wanting to change things. It's about men wanting to...
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 23

    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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