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I Am a Feminist

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    Jackson Katz: Violence Against Women---it's A Men's Issue

    (thanks to SwarlesXavier for finding this link)
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    If you believe in gender equality,

    you are a feminist. Simple as that!
    incrdibleanna incrdibleanna 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm wondering: SHOULD women expect to be

    promoted as often as a similarly skilled man in the same field? Is it really a smart investment for the employer to make? ­ Likely they will become pregnant at some point over their employment. They're going to need time off for at least the end of the pregnancy and they're...
    DeadHeretic DeadHeretic 26-30, M 7 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm a feminist because

    when I post personal things about being sexually assaulted, people on here tell me I'm "whining" and to "be happy because I'm attractive enough to get that attention". I am absolutely disgusted and hurt. Being assaulted is not something to take lightly. It's not fun. It's not a...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 28

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    When I was a child in the 1960s watching

    television, women were portrayed as useless, especially in action shows. They never discovered or concluded anything, they were often afraid and crying; they were a liability whenever danger loomed, always needing to be saved, always saying the wrong thing or blundering into...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 13 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Men need feminism because,

    until women are free, men won't be free, either. The badgering that society does to men -- to repress emotion, to be the bread winner, to be success objects -- is of the same monster born out of WASP patriarchy that is terrorizing our women. A patriarchal society is what...
    keiwontia keiwontia 26-30, F 13 Responses Jun 15

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    Fathers - be your daughter's first love.

    Open doors for her, pull her seat out, and speak to and treat her with the utmost respect. Set expectations on how a man should treat a lady and she'll never settle for anything less
    damselfly damselfly 46-50, F 20 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm really loving what BUZZFEEDYELLOW is doing

    about bringing awareness to girls and life experiences as girls/women, but doing it in an appealing and humorous way. It has definitely caused some drama in the blogger world about buzzfeed turning into a giant pro-feminist camp. I'd love to be able to do more things like that...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Males/Females As Abuse Victims

      I wanted to take a moment and share some statistic regarding violence against women. This is an issue I'm very passionate about as I have worked and volunteered with domestic abuse survivors and I will never stop marveling at their bravery and resilience.  Stats from the...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    I just thought I'd post this picture

    because some people seem to think that feminists are unaware of men's issues in society.
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    A Woman's Worst Nightmare ?

    Novelist Margaret Atwood writes that when she asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women, he answered, “They are afraid women will laugh at them.” When she asked a group of women why they feel threatened by men, they said, “We’re afraid of being killed".
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    I hate that people think

    that you can't be a submissive woman or play a secondary,traditional role AND have feminist beliefs.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Clarification

    Ah, I see that there is some confusion as to whether people identify as a feminist or not. Fear not, clarification is forthcoming; it is not nearly as difficult to ascertain as one might think. A quote from Caitlin Moran; short, sweet, and oh- so- logical: "So here is the...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    “Not being assaulted is not a privilege to be

    earned through the judicious application of personal safety strategies. A woman should be able to walk down the street at 4 in the morning in nothing but her socks, blind drunk, without being assaulted, and I, for one, am not going to do anything to imply that she is in any way...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    The breast feeding in public debate is probably

    my favorite. How dare you use your boobs for their intended purposes. And the amount of people who actually get upset over it! It's so ridiculous.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 12 Responses Jul 21

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    Heres the thing, i am not a self hating women

    nor do i think men are the superior gender. I am for equal rights.I dont believe feminism is need in this day in age at least in the US my reasoning behind it is this...Ever notice that more and more companies need the disclaimer that they are and equal opportunity employer for...
    Armygirl2012 Armygirl2012 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I truly admire and embrace women.

    I cherish female companionship. I have never felt jealousy, never felt the need to compete or put a woman down. Women are so beautiful and powerful. They should always stick together and settle for nothing but the best. I hope to make many female friends here, even if we do not...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Want To Be More Then A Laptop Feminist.

    It is easy to sit here and type thoughts and feeling but we all know that it means more for others and ourselves when we get up and DO something so I contacted the local Human Resources folks in my community and they gave me a number to call the lady who heads up the org. that...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 34 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I think too many women of my generation no

    longer understand what the word means.
    gothette gothette 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 24

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    These days feminism meets all manner of

    masculine anger. I don't fully know why. It seems to me, if a woman stands up for herself, speaks out against male domination, there is something wrong with her. But two hundred and odd years ago there were peasants and workers stood up against king and nobles and church to...
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I thought this was very inspiring.

    Cliche? Maybe. True? Yes. 'Hoe/****' is attacking women for their right to say yes. 'Friendzone' is attacking women for their right to say no. & '*****' is attacking women for their right to call you on it.
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    I am very militant!I do not look to eradicate

    men, but to have them accept us as equals in all things, as people with different skills and aptitudes.Please talk with kindness.
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 43 Responses Jun 14

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    How do we feel about ****?

    How do we feel about the women who enjoy doing **** and make a lot of money at it? Are they degrading their gender for the pleasure of the patriarchy or are they taking charge of their bodies and sexuality?
    DeadHeretic DeadHeretic 26-30, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    My fitness inspiration is my dream

    that someday I will be able to give some douchebag a nice punch in his face for expecting me to do something he wants me to do, or for implying women are only good for their looks. I'd rather be only good for my looks AND for my ability to ruin someone's face. Oopsies..
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    “Most men fear getting laughed at

    or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.” ― Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    If You Are Such A Feminist Then Why Do You Wear Make Up And Have A Boyfriend.

    firstly, i have a boyfriend as he respects me as his equal and treats me as such, not all feminists hate men, in fact i love men,they are some of my best friends and best experiences have occurred as a result of loving men. The only men i "hate" are chauvinistic, the pigs who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    To all feminists, and the two anti-feminists

    who frequent here, So finally I was able to tell my first street harasser of the day to shut up. He did as they usually do, stare me up and down while we're approaching each other to walk across the street, and then when he can't see my face anymore, whisper something extremely...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    I find it hilarious when men assume I'm a

    feminist because I want to be a man. How do you twist wanting equality amongst us to my wanting to have the same hormones and genitals as you?
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why I Am Not a Feminist

      If a feminist is a woman who wants equality with men, like equal pay, then I don't need to be a feminist.  I make more than any man does in my field. And yet, I am not a traditionalist either. I wouldn’t want to stay at home with bound feet like my great-great...
    xiaomei xiaomei 26-30, F 44 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    The 1 in 5 rape myth exposed.

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/18596/
    JackBarnesMRA JackBarnesMRA 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Feminist women are so few

    and far between, its so sad, I'd like to see more women proactively banding together and supporting each other instead of the alternative. We'd be so damn powerful if we did so. And I hate this sort of apologetic demeanour while admitting you're a feminist thing that sometimes...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 24

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    I am a feminist and I say

    so proudly. I do not believe feminism has anything to do with the roles of men. It is about a woman's role. A woman's decisions as to who she was, is, and will be. It is about ownership. To proudly and confidently make choices and live with the consequences. Our choices may not...
    scorpionflower1 scorpionflower1 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    A Male Feminist

    As a man, I am sick to death of the boorish, sexist misogynistic culture that I see around me. I do not fit that model, and I would hate to be in any way associated with such behaviour. Inequality is inexplicable and inexcusable.
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 14 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    "Your Silence Will Not Protect You..."

    “I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you.... What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    “As long as girls are told what they can’t

    wear to school because it will distract the boys you need feminism As long as women do not get equal pay for doing the same job as a man you need feminism As long as men are making decisions about a woman’s reproductive rights you need feminism As long as the victim is...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Welcome avoiceformen Farsi!

    !! The team in charge of AVFM Farsi headed by Ali Mehraspand, while focused primarily on Iran, will cover news and events from allover the Farsi-speaking world. Ali Mehraspand is an Iranian engineer, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and AVFM believes he is the right...
    JackBarnesMRA JackBarnesMRA 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Debunking The Myths...

    Some ep mra members seem to enjoy posting the most ridiculous accusations I have ever come across...in my life...and I want to spend a few minutes debunking some their nonsense. I don't speak for every feminist in here. I don't need to because most have a much stronger voice then...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 32 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I don't have to clarify this,

    but I don't hate men, I don't believe that men are inferior, and I'm not a feminazi. I believe in equality, and female empowerment. It bothers me how promiscous women are "*****" and promiscous men are "studs". A women in charge is pushy, a men in charge is not. It's wrong how...
    theWonderingOne theWonderingOne 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Its sad how many people are just

    so ignorant about feminism. Not just ignorant but they choose not to learn what it is. Feminism is not about taking away the rights of a man Feminists don't just need to get laid ._. Feminism is not about supporting child abuse Feminists are not man-haters Feminism is not about...
    aDreamForgotten aDreamForgotten 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't think that most people know what being

    a feminist really means. People just assume you're an angry, lesbian who hates men. Or if not a lesbian, then a *****. Women feel the same way. They don't like to say they are feminists because of the negative implications. Feminism: The advocacy of women's rights on the...
    jadakaii jadakaii 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 17

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    Misogyny And Racsim Running Rampant?

    I found this comment on the group I am anti feminist. The person posting it goes by the screenname Greenbare and posts unfactual information against women and feminists prolifically. This is one of many. Posted by Greenbare on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:31AM Susan B. Anthony, one of...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    I Think I'M A Feminist?

    I don't know enough about feminists to claim to be one but with the little I know I guess I am tending towards this. It all happened 3 years ago (I'm 21). Things that never got to me suddenly stung as I read online and listen to some people's conversation. They had always been...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): Ain't I A Woman?

    Delivered 1851 Women's Convention, Akron, Ohio Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Being a feminist isn't about girls having more

    rights then men, which is what degenerates in the youth seem to believe! It equal rights between both sex's. I have a group of friends that treat girls horribly and it's so annoying, they think they're so cool but it's just making the rest of us guys look like a**holes! Tips...
    broadpa broadpa 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm a feminist...because I hate the fact

    that I can't go to the beach alone at night, sit quietly, enjoying the moonlight shining down, the soft lapping of the waves against the rocks, the peace, without risking being assaulted...because (to quote a woman from a sitcom) I "brought a vagina with me".
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 11 Responses Jul 7

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    There Is A Problem If You Aren't

    I'm a feminist. Of course I'm a feminist! When people proclaim that they aren't feminists, I ask them if that means they are not all for everyone having the same rights socially, politically, and economically. When they go "Of course I believe everyone should be equal" I tell...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 11 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    “Destroy the idea that men should respect

    women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.”
    starsarediamonds starsarediamonds 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I was talking to my cousin about how I might

    want to become a doctor and he mentioned something about how it would be hard for me to be a doctor because girls can't handle seeing blood and guts. Does he realize that all women see more blood than most men see in their lifetime? What a silly ignorant comment.
    incrdibleanna incrdibleanna 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 17

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    How many feminists does it take to change a

    lightbulb? ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­Zero. Feminists can't change anything. ­ lol'd hard at that. It's just a joke though so don't anybody get bent out of shape.
    XeroGraphic XeroGraphic 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    And I have utmost respect

    for men who believe in feminism.
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 8

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    >_>

    I shied away from the term a lot, because of how feminism is portrayed. Often the feminists are made to look like lesbian man-haters in the media. From Powerpuff Girls to South Park, feminism has been demonized and the women made to look like rude misandrist, although I am fully...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Man, this bi­tch can move.

    Girl power! ­ http://tv.esquire.com/videos/71219-kacy-catanzaro-at-the-american-ninja-warrior-2014-dallas-qualifiers
    DeadHeretic DeadHeretic 26-30, M 6 days ago

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