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I Am a Feminist

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    I don't want to degrade men I just feel like

    women shouldn't have to do certain things that most men don't do, like wear high heels, shave legs, wear provocative clothes (which are crazy expensive. $24 for a tube top? Really?) and other stuff. Some of these are because men like it and it eventually became expected. It just...
    CloudMadeline CloudMadeline 13-15, F 6 Responses a week 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 43 Responses Jun 14

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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 12 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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'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 15 hrs ago

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    And I have utmost respect

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

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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 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 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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    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 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 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are just too many fallacies

    and prejudices surrounding feminism. You just mention the word and everyone's like - oh, feminists are just whiny , man-hating lesbians, hypocrites and what not. First thing, feminism has nothing to do do with hatred. We are not jealous of men, we don't seek privileges for women...
    sociopathiccharm sociopathiccharm 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    knklx knklx 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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    I love Billie Joe and Gee Way

    so much for this. And hate Justin Bieber even more for this.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses a week 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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    These boys were harassing my friend

    and I on the bus and the busdriver refused to do anything about it because apparently we were "letting them on." That's sh*t. We asked them to stop multiple times. Thanks to Mr. Oblivious busdriver, they followed my friend home and threw rocks at her the whole way because no one...
    Areebah Areebah 13-15, F 3 Responses a week 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 11 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    Is it just me or is the tradition of signing a

    letter to a married couple like "Mr. and Mrs. John Doe" offensive?
    thecellist thecellist 18-21, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    These girls were posting on this status about

    how if a girl dresses "provocatively" and gets harassed, she deserves it because she's a "wh***". This made me so sick inside. I can't believe people actually think this way. Showing skin does not make someone a wh*** and no matter what she does or looks like, it's NEVER the...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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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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    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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    The beautiful moment

    when your boyfriend goes on a feminist rant on Facebook.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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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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    It's sad when you can't

    even go to the store without guys looking you up and down like your a piece of meat. But when things like that happen I often call them out on it.. Although I need to stop doing that I don't want to get into a situation I can't handle especially with the guys nowadays, they don...
    7lee7 7lee7 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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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 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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    In the traditional world men are the protectors

    of women. Unfortunately, it's other men who they need protection from.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    Aaaah how I long for my angst filled feminist

    youth LOL now its just plain ol' mature feminism.. I need my angst, I need my **** all men mantras..
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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 3 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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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 13 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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    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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    Asianblu. You have accused me of "stealing"

    pictures of children. For several months I have been asking you to provide evidence to back up your assertions. I am asking you one last time for you to provide evidence. You claim that I'm lying when I ask you for evidence. You and your friends have claimed that you all have...
    JackBarnesMRA JackBarnesMRA 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 4 days ago

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    Most people don't identify

    as feminist. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3094917
    JackBarnesMRA JackBarnesMRA 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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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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    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 13 Responses 18 hrs 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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    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 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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    “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 5 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 4 days ago

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    I am a feminist and proud to admit it.

    Women and men are equal. We are all just humans.
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 6 days ago

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    priscxlla priscxlla 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 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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    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 4 days ago

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    If you believe in gender equality,

    you are a feminist. Simple as that!
    incrdibleanna incrdibleanna 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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 don't hate men and me being a Lesbian has

    nothing to do with being a feminist. When I say that I want men and women to be equal I mean it in every way. A lot of people believe a women should stay at home, cook and clean. That is fine.....as long as thats what SHE wants to do. She should be able to chose what she wants...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    To be honest I think things r fine the way they

    are right now (except for third world countries) N if u think about it, men do need a little bit more cash since they pay for dinner n stuff
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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