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I Am a Feminist

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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 7 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses 2 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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    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 6 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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 4 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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    does not beg and is independent.

    ...im more independent and i am home.. how come your dont screw your man and you have your own place FAT COW...huh.. You got your own place sand but you now screw...how come..i probably screw more then you and im home... How come you got a house...no fk your man...he in...
    Justafatcow46 Justafatcow46 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I believe society is structured in

    such a way that people who happen to be born females end up with much reduced chances at life, and living a huge deal of oppression. I'm one of those women that will not allow this to get worse. :)
    AnnieLexxon AnnieLexxon 18-21, F 2 Responses a week 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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    Oh my gosh. I just say someone say,

    " An atheist is an atheist until the plane goes down, just like a feminist is a feminist until she finds a husband." I completely forget that getting married means I suddenly don't want to be treated like a human being.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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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 am not an angry person.

    I don't think my life sucks, I don't think that everything I do is looked down upon since I am a woman, because nowadays and where I am from it is a much more accepting environment. I am not a feminist to lash out at people for my misfortunes. I am a feminist because I haven't...
    jentile jentile 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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 3 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 10 Responses Aug 17

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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 3 Responses 1 day 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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    enjoywhileucan enjoywhileucan 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 17

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    If the power of religious groups increases,

    so does the oppression of women. Women are oppressed in all religions
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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

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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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    This is AMAZING! Over 5000 feminists in this

    group! :) Maybe the world can yet be saved from male oppression and stupidty!
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I find it kind of sexist

    that God is always referred to as a man. Just another way to justify oppressing women. I think if there is one "it" would most definitely be a woman as women symbolize the creation of life and the start of everything. The fragile yet graceful and strong balance in life. We refer...
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    In the west,the oppression of women is very

    subtle,it is done psychologically and through education,in the middle east it is more of a physical.Oppressors go on playing subtle games, the woman in the modern days has been decieved and surely oppresed more than the one who lived in the darkest ages.I would say to a woman...
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days 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 4 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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    Man suffers from a great inferiority complex.

    He cannot give birth to kids. It is one of the deepest unconscious inferiorities in man yes UNCONSCIOUS .He knows the woman is superior, because i do not think there can be nothing higher than giving birth to life.
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Why all the positive attributes pertainig inner

    strength should be inclusive to men.For example they would say she is a man she is so strong wtf !
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 6 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 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I believe men and women should be treated

    equally, and I hope none of you are too feminist to the point of turning around what the spectrum once was. Herberdeluja.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 3 Responses 6 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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    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 12 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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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 2 days 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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    I recently turned 24,

    and now that I'm in my mid twenties I'm constantly reminded that I'm getting older and it is time for me to be looking to settle down. Why is it that men at my age are told to go out and "enjoy" themselves whereas I and other women around the world are near enough advised to...
    Bunny808 Bunny808 22-25, F 13 Responses a week 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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    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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    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 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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    Quit using the term 'feminazi.

    ' Just because I am a feminist does not make me a holier-than-thou, man-hating, angry broad that believes females are the superior sex. Yes, women like this do exist but they are not true feminists. I can guarantee that over 90% of the feminist population does not act this way...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 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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    A common reason some women don't believe

    feminism is needed is because they don't feel oppressed. Admittedly, I haven't been oppressed either. I'm rarely cat called. No one grabs me inappropriately at bars or on the street. I'm paid equally as my male counterparts. No one **** shames me or anything. I don't live in a...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 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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    Feminism is incredibly important to me

    because I am so fascinated by peaceful activism, the riot grrrl movement, women's studies, and issues around women's rights. Feminism has also helped me take my mind off of the things that have upset me, especially since learning about how I can make a difference through art and...
    actioncat42 actioncat42 16-17 2 Responses Aug 19

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