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I Am a Feminist

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    Men do the machismo thing

    and the puffed chest look at my biceps, she's my girl, and all that but they're not really standing up for women, just their idea of women, as sexual playthings amongst things, and everything. Women have to stand up for themselves, make audible protest, even,like Femen, take...
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Tbh i really hate when people say things like

    "women would be happier if they just listened to men" What is wrong with your head? Some women would be happy others would be nothing close to happy. We have a choice. I had someone use "because I'm a man" as an excuse to make me do a stuff for him and i nicely highfived his...
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just had to share this: http://www.

    theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2014/aug/22/nicki-minaj-anaconda-video-black-women-sexuality
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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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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    Don't You Just Love It

    Don't you just love it when the haters of feminism write stories and comments, and even ask you questions, or reply to your comments on their story in a way that necessitates a response, but then they block you so you can't?  That knightrunner guy just did that to me.  He asked...
    bluelady1021 bluelady1021 41-45, F 6 Responses May 6, 2012

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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 42 Responses Jun 14

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    i am currently wondering

    why old fashioned men of today who works in a man dominated environment often thinks how hilarious a woman who works in their current field thinks that the woman would either give up half way on their jobs or suck up to the other men to gain a higher status. I am a student...
    Ryel004F Ryel004F 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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 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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    I really dislike how

    when a man gets out of a relationship they thrive in the "single life". They obsess over pictures I'd like to call "thirst traps" meaning a women exposes her body in promiscuous ways to get attention. I feel as if some women not like myself do this for attention and make men...
    Tykia55 Tykia55 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My own father thinks it's okay

    for boys to sexually harass me and touch me. He told me it's "a compliment". He let my little sister go jogging at night all alone and then called me crazy when I got upset about it. He ignores the fact that women are kidnapped and raped. He doesn't care. He called me disgusting...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    The only men who say they hate feminists are

    either uneducated or members of imamysoginisticloser.com or both
    weeklyrubbishcollection weeklyrubbishcollection 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Feminism And The Middle East

    One of my personal goals in this lifetime is to make and leave this world a better place for me having been here. I understand wholly that I am blessed compared to many others and I never take this for granted. I look at the big picture; not just for what benefits me as an...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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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 10 Responses Jul 21

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    The amount of clothing on a person doesn't not

    dictate how you should treat them. WEARING A LOW CUT DRESS AND HEELS DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO DEHUMANIZE A PERSON. If you blame someone for your own actions and reactions, the problem isn't them. It's YOU.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Aug 17

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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 6 Responses Jul 6

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    If anyone ever tries to tell you

    that feminism is useless or that sexism doesn't exist anymore, please direct them to this website: http://www.menarebetterthanwomen.com and while you're there, check out the puBLISHED BOOK and the comments on the video. Enjoy.
    Planetoi Planetoi 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So today I did a little experiment.

    While walking down the street doing some item shopping and deep in thought over the large amount of homework that needed to be complete for my classes, a smiley old hippie man is about to walk by me when he suddenly shouts with arms outstretched, "SMILE! C'MON, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Fem·i·nism noun The advocacy of women's

    rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Now, as a feminist, I am widely misunderstood. I do not hate men because I am a feminist, contrary to popular belief. In fact, most feminists do not hate men. I am a feminist because I think women...
    infinitelyintospace infinitelyintospace 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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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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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Am i the only one who likes it

    when men cat call at me? It's flattering and i like knowing they want me.
    XeroGraphic XeroGraphic 16-17, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Every boy and man should be a feminist to undo

    all the wrong we have done to girls and women from the dawn of age.A woman is the creator or life and as such has always attracted admiration, worship and authority. As I've posted before too, women as the symbols of life and creation are the true representation of God. If there...
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Ironic to say, my father is the one

    who taught me to become a feminist. In turn my behaviors were strongly reinforced by my mother. They themselves strongly believe in gender roles haha.
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 15

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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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    A friend of mine posted this.

    I just had to check him....
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 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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    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 12 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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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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    And I have utmost respect

    for men who believe in feminism.
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 8

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    And I'm ******* proud.

    People call me a "hippy" a "feminazi" and a "lesbian"... If that's what it means to believe I have a right to make decisions about my body and and that I deserve to be treated with respect... So be it.
    panikki panikki 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    UK version of Jack Barnes held to account.

    .... Troll Peter Nunn guilty of MP Stella Creasy rape tweets Peter Nunn Peter Nunn was found guilty of sending abusive tweets 'Troll sent rape threats to MP' A man has been found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Why do women make better soldiers Because they

    can bleed for a week and not die. Bum dum tss
    Xcutiepiex Xcutiepiex 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    WATCH THE BEGINNING!.

    :D They are all MARKOS! http://youtu.be/4yQQv5BvSqA
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F Aug 24

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    Arrogant insecure Man: You do not want a woman

    who will accept your faults, you want the one who pretends you are faultless – one who will kiss the hand that strikes her and kiss the lips that lie to her.
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a man who STRONGLY supports women's rights

    especially equal pay,LGBT rights,the ERA and abortion rights.Ladies there are some good men out there.We're not all pigs!
    jjb6560 jjb6560 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    No Apology

    Can I say something to the ladies who are reluctant to proclaim they are a feminist and put a period at the end of that statement? Stop apologizing for being a feminist. And I mean, stop joining the "I'm a feminist but I don't hate men" group. Because that sends all sorts of red...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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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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    I need a debate topic

    for my class. What are some god feminists topics to debate?
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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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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    Back in the 60/70s my grandmother worked

    and took care of the finances and my grandfather was a stay at home dad, did all the cooking and cleaning and took care of my dad and aunt. They both turned out fine and were a fully functional family. Back in the 60/70s however, it was weird and my grandparents were put on talk...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lol I know that this post is sexist.

    But it made me laugh.
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I will never understand

    why there are so many anti-feminist women here. I get that some people believe in a more "traditional home environment", where the men work and women stay home (again, something I will never understand, but that is another topic), but how can woman out there be against equality...
    tiredqueer tiredqueer 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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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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    3 men who are pro feminism!

    www.healingafterabuse.co.uk/blog/wait-men-care-about-feminism-too
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F 5 days ago

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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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    One of the few non-corrupt feminists left: I

    personally do not identify myself as a feminist because I do not want to be assosicated with the so-called "feminists". I feel as though we have lost the true meaning of feminism, it is no longer about equality but about demonizing men. Adichie restores my faith. I think all...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 1 Response 43 mins 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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    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 12 Responses Jul 29

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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...