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I Am A Feminist Because I Believe In Equality

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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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    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...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F Sep 23, 2013

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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...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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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 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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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 14 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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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...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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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

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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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    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 10 Responses Jan 16

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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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    Laur3n Laur3n 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    It is incredible that the word 'feminist' can

    bring so much animosity in some men. When I mentioned to my ex boyfriend I am a feminist he was furious. I could see the rage in his eyes and he never saw me in the same way again in spite of the fact that I tried to explained to him a real meaning of feminism... Maybe some men...
    adventure2003 adventure2003 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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

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    I am so ******* exited!

    (excuse the f word) I'm graduating high school this year and in our last year we have to choose one big (like you can easily write 25 pages on it) subject an explore, explain and research that subject. Well I chose feminism because it is something I'm passionate about. at...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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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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    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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    Wordy word http://www.

    newstatesman.com/culture/2014/07/enough-enough-tv-s-crime-****-endemic-violence-assault-women-has-stop
    Laur3n Laur3n 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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

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    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 17 Responses Nov 9, 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 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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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 2 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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 15 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    I believe in equality

    for men and women. Men are taught to be monotone and "masculine", women are taught to take care of themselves and kids. What the hell? If I ever give birth to a boy, I'm gonna raise him and have him take over the world. Let's change ****.
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12

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

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    I would love to hear from men

    that really understand the concept of feminism and are not intimidated by strong women. By strong women I mean women who love themselves in a healthy non-narcissistical way, who are confident with high self esteem, who are not afraid to laugh or cry, women who love themselves...
    adventure2003 adventure2003 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 30

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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 10 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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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

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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 Aug 17, 2013

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    A night at Muhammad's  Aisha lifted the Niqab

    over her head and shoulders. "Ah Aisha sweetling. I wondered which wife I was getting tonight. " His voice lowered playfully, " you're wearing heels" His voice then took on a mock stern tone, and he swatted her on the bottom "and have you finished your homework?" "No husband...
    GameonEP GameonEP 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Most of these stories actually seem sexist.

    If you are going to talk about how feminism stands for equality, then why bring up points simply about women and not explain how the well being of women increases the well being of everyone. I know there are great reasons to be feminist for equality of all, but I am not seeing...
    TheFarmerAsACorpse TheFarmerAsACorpse 18-21 3 Responses Dec 5

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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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    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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    I don't hate men at all,

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

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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...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 19, 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 Nov 9, 2013

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    It may seem trite but I am a feminist

    because women are people with the same standing as men. Women don't need to be "protected" any more than the rest of the public. And she certainly CAN make her own decisions regarding her health and body.
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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

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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 21 Responses May 26, 2012

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    Laur3n Laur3n 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8

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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

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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

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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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    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 26 Responses Apr 3, 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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    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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