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    I don't understand how people can't see

    that feminism is a good and important cause As a 22 year old white female the worst I've faced is s*l*u*t shaming and being told that boys won't like me if I act a certain way but that doesn't mean that other women don't desperately need the feminism I'm fighting for.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    One dude mentioned that feminists encourages

    Women to chase a career instead of a good husband for a family.I fail to see what's so wrong about that. I have more respect for a career woman than a breeder who let hubby make all the decisions for her.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My body isn't made for your pleasure.

    It's made for mine. My body is for me & it's perfect.
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    Proud to be a feminist!

    Proud to have been raised by a feminist!
    chloegoldmine chloegoldmine 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    When a perfect stranger uses a demeaning term

    of endearment, like "little one" or "missy", even if it makes no sense, use it to refer to them in your reply. They will knock it off pretty quickly.
    PollyAmoreMMF PollyAmoreMMF 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The most ridiculous thing I ever heard on EP is

    when someone said "all men would rape if given the opportunity." That is the most anti-feminist thing I have ever heard.
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 11 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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    Average Feminist: B-But muh Patriarchy!

    Muh Female Oppression! Muh Homophobia! (except in Islamofascism cuz religion of Peace)
    Moonmine Moonmine 26-30, M Jan 25

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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 a feminist because I am against rape,

    assault, and abuse. I am also in favor of equal pay and opportunity for females.
    AliceMarie92 AliceMarie92 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    About that whole "Forced feminity" thiing though

    and the Social system and how I ought to sit here and reflect on that social system and the way women are rewarded for putting the needs of others first and punished when they are less empathetic I'm Only going to have to point this out once fortunately butmy mistake was not...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I think it's so unfair

    that it's socially unacceptable for men to wear dresses and make up. I mean, why should only women look like gorgeous goddesses? Men deserve to feel beautiful too.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 25, 2015

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    I don't understand why people have a negative

    view of the angry feminist stereotype. Like yes I'm a feminist. And yes I'm fvcking angry. Im angry because of the wage gap. I'm angry because women aren't given equal opportunity in the workforce. I'm angry about gender roles. I'm angry because women don't have equal...
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 20, 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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    It wasn't just men who won wars

    or did great things through history. Ahhotep,Artemisia I of Caria. Fu Hao, The Trung Sisters, Queen Boudicca, Zenobia,Tomoe Gozen,Tamar Of Georgia,Grace O Malley,Nakano Takeko, Queen Mother Yaa, Dahomey Amazons, Yip Wing chun were Real Women warriors who didnt let gender hold...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    We're taught, "Girls do these things,

    boys do those things." Brothers mow the yard, sisters do the dishes. My father told me, "Marry a rich man." My father told my brother, "Be rich" But why? Why am I subjected to this and he to that? Why am I expected to like the color pink? Color has no gender. Activity has no...
    girlinteruppted girlinteruppted 16-17, F 8 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Pretty girl, pretty girl,

    what's it all for? Pretty girl, pretty girl, don't you see your worth? Pretty girl, pretty girl, stop your doubting worries. Pretty girl, pretty girl, stop seeking their approval. Pretty girl, pretty girl, put your clothes back on. Pretty girl, pretty girl, they only want...
    pinkcloudsandbrokenhearts pinkcloudsandbrokenhearts 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    chloegoldmine chloegoldmine 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    According to some it is apparently a RADICAL

    feminist concept that we live in a patriarchy. I.E. a society where most of the positions of power, influence and governance are held by men. Crazy radical feminists lol
    captaingargoyl captaingargoyl 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    Moonmine Moonmine 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 24

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    I found a picture that said "Both the man

    and the woman should know how to cook - because neither feminism or sexism is going to help you when you're hungry"
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I watched a video of the VeganAtheists talking

    about a little creep spitting out sexist bullcrap.The thing is When men like him generalize calling Women gold diggers or they just want to use kids to make men take care of them then It's ok. But when I say Men just want to **** and toss away or breed multiple babies from 5...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I thought Liberals couldn't get any worser.

    A Female MMA fighter over powered two muggers who attacked her and even held one in a triangle choke hold. Lots of men in the comment section called her a ***** for brutalizing a smaller weaker man than her.The hood rats attacked her because she seemed like a easy targets but...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    The whole "I'm not like other girls" movement

    should really be called the "I don't want men to treat me the way they treat other women" movement because that's what it really is. Women know that a girl who wears makeup is as respectable as a girl who wears none. A girl who's played every final Fantasy Factory game is as a...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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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 20 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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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 remember in 6th grade a guy came up to me in

    school and touched my arm and said "why do you have hair on your arms?" I said "because I grow hair there" then he looked at me and said "girls aren't suppose to have hair there" and I said "I see lots of girls with arm hair" and he shook his head and said "no" at that time I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Feb 13, 2015

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    I've seen a group called MGTOW It's short

    for men go their own way. They claim that men are not women's protectors providers or child breeders. Fair enough. But why is It okay for them to expect a woman to cook clean cover up their bodies and take care of their little mistake when they accidentally get a woman knocked...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Just found out my boss only hires attractive

    women. I'm a little flattered but mostly pissed and annoyed.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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    Respect girls who want to save themselves

    for marriage. Respect girls who don't like commitment and enjoy sleeping around. Respect girls who want to wait till they find a good guy. Respect girls who think virginity is just a social construct. Respect girls who love sex. Respect girls who hate sex. Respect girls who are...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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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 26-30, F 36 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    And I am so sick and tired of these

    self-proclaimed "feminist" men. Yeh, you know the kind I'm talking about
    TwigOfLife TwigOfLife 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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

    v=B0qIs8RAENs I don't know if any of you guys have seen or heard about this video that's gone viral but I think it's a very enlightening and positive to what feminism is all about. This is about sororities and while I understand that not all sororities are like this I know that...
    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    If you think feminism means hating men,

    message me. You clearly need someone to educate you.
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 9 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    Why do I personally need feminism?

    My today's experience partly answers that question: I had to go to a rheumatologist because of some problem of mine. I really liked this doctor the previous time I went there because she seemed to love her job and it was a relatable feeling since my dream is to study medicine...
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 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 18 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    On YouTube you see videos about how feminism

    have failed. I don't see how feminism has failed because of feminists women and girls became more aware about their rights. And learn become their own provider and protector.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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.
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Granted, the title is misleading

    since I myself am not a feminist. I would like to have a conversation with a feminist though, regarding cultural trends prominent in society which are specific to how society as a whole perceives the value of the individual female. I'd honestly prefer someone who is actively...
    Snapcorn Snapcorn 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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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 51-55, F 20 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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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 11 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    njoceanbreezes njoceanbreezes 41-45, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi all, i was wondering

    if you could help me build some of questioners for my Survey. This is my hypothesis "Does religion deprive women from evolving? in any type of evolution such as: - like legal implications - outlook on life - wellbeing (emotional,physical, spiritual, economic,cultural...
    SeftonHS SeftonHS 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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