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I Am a Feminist But I Don't Hate Men

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    Trite Old Habit

      I returned to college after 19 years of being a wife and mother. I went to learn, not to get a career or because I felt any pressure to go. I selected classes that I found interesting and enlightening, so I took Women’s History. I have to say that the class really...
    LillithTimeless LillithTimeless 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2009

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    I Am Mom and Dad All Rolled In One

    I am a feminist. I think women  deserve to vote, receive equal pay and equal  treatment  under the law and obvioulsy deserve to live life according to their beliefs and ideals ( not those of their parents, community or husband). In that aspect I am very much a feminist...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    CompassionateCoffee CompassionateCoffee 13-15 Apr 21

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    I Am Looking For A Open Minded Female Feminist But Doesn't Hate Men For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    thisthatcurious thisthatcurious 56-60 Nov 22, 2013

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    Well This Is A Bit Ridiculous

    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Christian/1754399 Okay I'm going to be honest, I'm a Christian and I love God but if I have to listen to a man tell me what I can or cannot do I'd rather stay single forever sorry not gonna happen. I make my own choices if I do get...
    Narutowolf77 Narutowolf77 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    Awesome Dad Styles Daughter's Hair,

    Breaks Internet By Elise Solé, Shine Staff Posts By Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – 23 hours agoDaddy Doin' WorkCall it the "Daddy Wars." One Los Angeles blogger sparked them when a photo he posted of himself and his two daughters on Twitter and Facebook...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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    Feminist Of Variety

    I am  currently a Gender and Women's Studies major and the courses that I am taking have really played a role in determing how I see myself, as a woman, with respect to men. I do realize that a lot of the oppression is due to patriarchy as well as this system of oppression...
    pmcclen2 pmcclen2 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    And I Don't, Either...

    I've been relatively lucky---loved and cherished by father, brother, uncles, grandfather and male cousins growing up; I've always had wonderful male friends as well. I've also been a loyal friend in return, and married a man I dearly loved. I don't like some of the things I've...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Fellow Feminist. Glad There Are Some Of Us Here

    No, siree bob and no ma'am! I only hate what some men do and what some women do that some men do. I love it when men are loving and kind and when women are assertive and loving and kind. I love it when all of humanity act with dignity, respect, and equality. ty for having me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23, 2011

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    Purring Like A True Feminist

    This morning I read by pure accident a posting of a well established female EP member that disturbed me a lot. I didn't want to react directly to it but I decided to type a quick posting of my feelings here. I like to think that I'm a fair and openminded human being, let alone...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2010

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    Never Have!

    I am all for womens rights, but not for man hating. Or hating of any kind to be honest. I believe that people can be very extreme about their feminist beliefs. Fighting for your rights as a woman, should not mean hating men.
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    I Don't Hate Men, I Just Hate It When They Tell Me What I Can Or Can't Do

    It wasn't until recently that I realized that I was a feminist. It happened when I was riding home with my brother (can't remember if it was after karate or after play practice) we were having the usual argument that we sometimes get into where he always says "Women should just...
    Narutowolf77 Narutowolf77 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    I Just Hate Sexist Ideas.

    I can take a joke about being in the kitchen, making a sammich, and stupid jokes like that. I've got a sense of humour like many other feminists, we're not all stick up the *** type people. Get that thought out of your head. I can't stand the thought that women should be weaker...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 1 Response Jan 20, 2012

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    You can be feminist AND not hate men in this

    generation's definition of "Feminism"? 2014 has shocked me so far.
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 18-21, M Jan 11

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    No I'm Not Gay Or A Woman.

    I don't hate anyone and I'm all for feminism but more for happiness, what makes you happy?! Go do it and kick *** at it!!!!!! Rules: Don't whine Don't be unfair Don't hurt someone Don't let someone hurt you Understand the difference between voilence and self defence Understand...
    Acchbellon Acchbellon 18-21, M Jan 20, 2013

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    Men Need To Succeed

    There are actually a lot of things I admire about the male mind-set, and want to emulate. For example, men define themselves by what they do, who they are, and how much they make. Men need to be DOING something, whether it's racing a car, flying a plane, building something...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 6 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    What Is A Feminist?

    I believe being a feminist is being someone who pursues equality of genders (correct me if I'm wrong). I am so sick of people telling me the feminist theory is a lie, and I am also sick of "feminists" who are trying to "gain control" rather than search for equality. I've run into...
    semistar semistar 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    I am not surprised that the way some choose to

    shoot down feminism is by conjuring up the idea that it's about hating men. That's not much of a jump from Hitler saying Jewish people were trying to enslave the rest of the world. Or highly conservative Republicans saying homosexuals are pedophiles. *Don't get in your...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F 1 Response May 20

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    I Am A Femenist Because It Is Still Very Much Necessary

    I work in a largely male-dominated place. I'm one of the youngest females in the area and although I am on the butt end of some pretty sleazy comments (take-em with a grain of salt) I constantly have to over-perform in my workplace to be taken as seriously as the men in my...
    Chamberlane Chamberlane 70+, M 8 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Given That I'm A Man, And Gay ...

    ... it would be very strange if I did hate men.BtW, I do think it very strange for any rational man who's not a hidebound conservative NOT to be a feminist.
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC 61-65, M 4 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    Certainly

    There is nothing wrong with men.  Similarly, there is nothing wrong with women.  The reasoning for my feminism is the fact that women are often viewed as the weaker gender.  Maybe that is true in another person's eyes, but that possible fact (which cannot be proven) can never...
    2bOrNot2BBUDS 2bOrNot2BBUDS 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2012

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    If you are a feminist

    and you don't hate men then may I suggest that you take a good long look at the movement. Look at the people in charge. Look at the rivers of money and who is benefitting. If you are really an egalitarian and you don't hate men, the responsibility is on YOU to ensure that the...
    dc69 dc69 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    My Two Cents

      I think the feminist movement has sometimes gone to extremes and I do not agree with extremist views of any kind. I do believe in equal rights as human beings that we are. Period. I do not think we have to compete with men, simply because it is not a race and physically...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    I Just Don'T Understand

    I have very weird views in life. I know. But one thing that's never been weird is knowing I believe in sex equality, and that no man (or woman for that matter) can tell me to do something and make it me do it. But looking at some of the groups who call themselves "submissive...
    TheLavenderPetal TheLavenderPetal 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    That's not what the **** it is,

    ya dumbasses. It's like saying that the lgbt community is a Hetero hating group because they want equal rights like straight people. That's not what the **** IT IS!!
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Jul 15

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    Shouldn't Even Be Necessary...

    ...to have to write such a thing. No I don't hate men. And neither to 99% of all feminists who have ever lived or will live. Feminism isn't about promoting women (in any sense) at the expense of men. It's about ensuring that we can operate at the same levels, are considered and...
    NaughtyGirlIsNaughty NaughtyGirlIsNaughty 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Feminism Means Equality!

    When did feminism become such a loathsome and vile concept?? I have always believed that it simply means to believe in gender equality, that ones destiny should not be shaped by gender but by choice, and that females are entitled to the same human rights and freedoms as males. I...
    gumshoejane2 gumshoejane2 36-40, F 22 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    Please don't hate.... haters feed on being hated. Just like lovers grow on love. Become neutral, indifferent... it takes you less energy and feeds them less. I have hated with a...
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    I don't agree with the you can look but don't touch. My husband likes to look a lot. Especially on chive and walking down the street. It makes me so upset an he doesn't care...
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    Malicious Rumors - There have been malicious rumors about me claiming that I hate rumor, most of them have been spread online by trolls and such. I only said that there were...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Jun 26

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    NO MEN. I don't know how to make this any more simple or easy to understand. Any attempt to contact me will result in you being not only ignored, but blocked and if I feel it...
    susden69 susden69 41-45, F Jul 7

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    Don't tell me things that aren't true! I don't get it. I was perfectly fine. It had been a month without talking to you, and you randomly text me telling me, you wanted to "Check...
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I WILL NOT ADD MEN!!!! Really it is nothing personal, I WILL NOT FRIEND YOU OR PRIVATE MESSAGE WITH YOU. I shouldn't have to tell you why, I should just be able to say NO MEN in...
    miramira32 miramira32 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Despite What You May Think - I am not the type of guy who loathes everything or everyone despite what trolls may think of me. Yes, there are people who really test my patience...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Jun 26

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    Hellooooo world ! Don't make babies by default ! It is not an ooops I just wanted sex...oh well,let's be parents. Bring wanted babies and if you do the "oops" thing,be consequent...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I have a husband who loves me and three great kids that we spoil. But I don't have any friends. I am a stay-at-home Mom. I have low self-esteem, I guess. Sometimes. I don't know. I...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F Jul 5

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    I Love helping people here on EP And in real life i don't do it for the thanks or the feelings or to boost my ego to think i'm a better person then others or for any sort of...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M Jul 14

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    one of the lists is about the traits of ocd I have.These include Making lists So commonly I still make the lists but now I try to make only the needed ones. I remember having made...
    WorthWonder WorthWonder 18-21, M Jun 29

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    I want one sooo much :( whenever I go to my aunties i don't leave Caspar the whippet alone.
    MollyMeggs MollyMeggs 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    She was a wonderful mother. I will not lie and say she mistreated me,though she had every right to. My birth came as a result of her rape by a White man(she's Korean) and I was...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Well - I really am stuck. I have just accepted that I cannot stay in my current bad relationship any longer or make any further commitments (especially financial ones). But - I...
    Hazel7000 Hazel7000 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Among the many lists this will be of the diseases I have. OCD OCPD Hyperthymesia Varicose veins (a mild degree) Monorchidism IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
    WorthWonder WorthWonder 18-21, M Jun 29

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    Demi Lovato makes it seems so easy..
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have some great guy friends, so no I don't hate men - I just don't have sex with them. There are SOME guys I dislike but that's because they've been rude, obnoxious jerks. I try...
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    It takes a lot for me to hate someone. So to be specific I don't hate the person I hate the behavior. I deal with kids five days a week all day in the summer. It's a martial arts...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I don't hate kids as much as I hate their wuss parents for not doing anything about them acting up! This weekend I had a hair appointment. When I went into the salon, one woman's...
    binky85 binky85 36-40 Jun 29

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    Alcohol. Drinks. Cigarettes. Scruff. The modern society is almost defined by these terms. No matter where you go, you'll stumble upon it. And I hate it. I don't hate you for...
    CasualConversation CasualConversation 18-21, M 11 Responses Jul 1

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    I don't hate anyone but my mother and I just got into an argument because she didn't wanna speak to me. If you don't wanna talk to me then why are you still speaking. If you don't...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I have OCD and GAD and I have seen a total of 2 legit psychiatrists and one other one who was the wife of the main one. I find that they are all condescending in my experience (I...
    highwhensober highwhensober 18-21, F Jul 1

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    My roommate has a baby and IMO is a terrible mother. She does drugs (alcohol and weed) while breastfeeding. She often goes out late at night to party and leaves the baby with a...
    secretgarden22 secretgarden22 22-25, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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