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I Am A Feminist Because I Believe In Equality

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    "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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    "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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    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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    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 8 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    christianOfaygh christianOfaygh 18-21, M Oct 11, 2015

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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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Jan 9

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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 21 Responses May 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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