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I Am a Feminist

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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 11 Responses Jul 29

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Have any of you guys heard of the show on TLC

    called 19 Kids and Counting? Well the family spoke to E News about their daughter's upcoming marriage and the rules that they have for their kids before marriage. 1)no hugging 2)no kissing 3)no holding hands 4)no sex 5)all dates are supervised 6)also all texts messages between...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Feminism is one of those issues that's getting

    a lot of attention especially lately. The problem with feminism is a lot of people don't know what it means. Everyone knows the definition equality between men and women but a lot of extremists decide it's hatred for men and non feminists don't take the time to see anything...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Emma Watson's incredible speech on feminism

    as a UN Women's Rights Ambassador: http://www.upworthy.com/her-voice-might-tremble-but-emma-watsons-message-is-strong-and-clear
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Thought I'd have some fun today with a simple

    substitution in our Holy Books Qaran 4:24 Whites are in charge of blacks by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous blacks are devoutly obedient, guarding in white man’s absence what Allah would...
    Faerylightinexile Faerylightinexile 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tired of girls wanting the special treatment

    for dressing less provocatively than some, or for reading lots of books, etc. You're so awesome! Here, have a cookie! Great to know that society has caused women to be in constant competition with eachother, to the point where they have to put down others to feel good about...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Say what You want,but not only

    if feminism still needed in the world but in some places it is deadly to be a women and show You have a mind. BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    "I don't know how violence against women became

    a women's issue. Not only do women get raped and battered and undermined and destroyed, but then we have to fix it! Then we have to clean it up, then we have to make it better, then we have to figure out the solution for a problem we didn't create. So tonight we're going to give...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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

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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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    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 18 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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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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    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 8 Responses Apr 17

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    Canadians. Where do you stand on the proposed

    change to the lyrics of O Canada? specifically they want to change "in all thy son's command". Are you offended as a woman and/or a feminist by these lyrics? I mean, i'm an atheist too but saying "god keep our land" doesn't bother me in the slightest. Honestly, my main problem...
    Badjesus Badjesus 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Being a father to a daughter will most

    certainly make men more concerned about gender equality issues and turn them into feminists. I know it me. I didn't give much thoughts to issues of equal access to education, Title IX, body image issues, sexual assault or such until I became a father, and recently, as my...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 15 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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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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    I was just thinking as I was reading some post

    from MRAs. I have yet to see ONE story about how much they love thier Wife or their kids????
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And I have utmost respect

    for men who believe in feminism.
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 8

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    We girls have to stick together.

    We can't try to look good by making each other look bad.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just wanted to say that loud

    and clear because so many girls my age totally agree with feminist ideas but think it is a dirty word or something.
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days 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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    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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    All problems are interconnected.

    Gender oppression, racial oppression, and al other types of oppression come together. We all fight for the same cause.
    shine5673 shine5673 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 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 9 Responses Jun 26

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    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday

    that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.State lawmakers last month approved Senate Bill 967 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I believe in equality.

    Feminists tend to hate men. But that doesn't mean I hate men. In fact, if I had to pick a gender I get along with better, it would be men. I see some females on here bashing men and that's just not me. Maybe the world needs a little more female bashing, and less male bashing...
    RainbowZoe RainbowZoe 18-21, F 31 Responses Sep 14

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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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 11 Responses Aug 17

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Someone once asked me

    if I liked men starring at my body. I felt a pang of anger shoot threw me and I responded in the best way possible "No I don't. It's dehumanizing for us women when men stare at us. It's one thing in the bedroom behind closed doors but when we're out in public it's a different...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 7 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    It's sad that guys who acknowledge

    that whistling and catcalling is disrespectful and gross are considered "cute" and "keepers" when it should be just a normal *** thing to respect other human beings.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ok question Do any of you guys think

    that HeForShe is creating a divide between males and females? I would love to get opinions from both males and females!
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    why are politicians and radicals trying to ban

    birth control and abortion when women should ultimately decide on what they want to do? if people really wanted to reduce abortion, they would advocate for birth control but it seems like some want to control women's sexualities. just a thought
    uunbeliever uunbeliever 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Is the feminist movement an attack on

    patriarchal religion? I am a Christian, I'm also a feminist. :) Thoughts anyone?
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Did you know like women's rights are talked

    about in the feminist group? I feel like we are being hypocritical ladies and nice gentlemen. Anyways males needed to fight for everything they had and at one point they couldn't even vote, sure some states didn't outlaw males voting totally but it was not guaranteed right so we...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Does anyone else find

    that some people are hyper-sensitive to sexism? Like sometimes it's just too much. Calm your ti­ts and let it be. Eg> Some comic book artist got taken off the project and had other jobs pulled from him because some over sensitive feminazi became outraged at one of the covers...
    Badjesus Badjesus 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    All men who try to argue with me against my

    feminist beliefs and values = unattractive in my book. You have no chance. Sorry, I don't tend to go for the ignorant or the selfish! :(
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 23 Responses Sep 4

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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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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=Q0Dg226G2Z8 No words i have can express it better.
    Noobzz Noobzz 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days 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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    “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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    I want to break-free !

    ! First i don't judge every man out there so no offense but the real problem is where i come from !! ( i am not going to mention where ) I live in a male controlling society (I think you already know where i come from ) Men in my society are selfish , controlling...
    quirky1992 quirky1992 22-25, F 1 day ago

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