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I Am A Feminist Because I Believe In Equality

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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, 2015

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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 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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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 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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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    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 Sep 1, 2015

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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 9 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 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...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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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 2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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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, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    "Feminism is the radical notion

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

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    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 9 Responses Apr 16, 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, 2014

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

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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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    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 2 Responses May 3, 2015

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    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 15 Responses Nov 9, 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.
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 25 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    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

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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, 2015

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    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 4 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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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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    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 5 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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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 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 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

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    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 2 Responses Jan 9

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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, 2015

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    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 6 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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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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    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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    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

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.

    com/2015/04/13/allaire-bartel-boundaries_n_7056852.html?ir=UK+Lifestyle&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067
    Laur3n Laur3n 26-30, F Apr 16, 2015

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    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 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Jan 9

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    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

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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, 2015

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