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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 believe many women in the world still live in

    oppression and I believe that it is something that needs to be solved. I am someone who believes in equality and progression in the rights of all, male and female, regardless of race, language, or religion. Feminism was a great ideal tainted by a group of butt-hurt people...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    What needs to be understood is

    that feminism was a very aggressive political movement that used every ounce of force it had to try to overthrow something very large. We have a different set of challenges now that doesn't fit neatly under the feminist label. So whereas once it was proudly a women's movement...
    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days 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 35 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I don't understand the "Women against feminism"

    group. You do understand without feminist women would basically be treated like cattle. Without Feminism these things would happen Are you in a unhappy marriage? Too bad you're a girl you have no say. Did you get paid the same amount as a guy for the same job? Better go tell...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 8

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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 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 7 Responses Jan 5

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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

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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 22 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    Comic books are so sexist

    and it's getting on my nerves. There is panel after panel of guys and superheroes getting all fu­cked up and beaten but apparently we can't show the same thing happening to superheroines. What the hell is that?! Women are people just like men. These girls are superheroes just...
    LivingForFreeedom LivingForFreeedom 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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

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    I support "radical" feminism

    because no one ever achieved equality by asking politely. No one is going to just hand it out, if you want it you've gotta fight to take it.
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    It's always funny when people tell me I won't

    find a man if I'm a feminist. 1) Why would I date a man who didn't think I deserve the same rights to exist as him? 2) Finding a man has never been a top priority for me. 3) I also date women so there's that. 4) My boyfriend is also a feminist so your "logic" is outdated.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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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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    Today I found out this woman youtuber called

    feminism lol and she thinks feminism is stupid and I really don't get girls who say that like are you ok that women get less paid at a job while the guy next to her get more money just because he's a boy or do you want to walk on the street and then a bunch of dudes will look...
    ronyida ronyida 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    What will the world look like

    if Feminists rise to power? A little something like this. .Feminists hate all people. Once men are out of the way, they will turn on themselves. They are greedy and they also smell like feet and onions.
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 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, 2014

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    JustKindaThere JustKindaThere 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 27

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    Yes, I'm a man and I'm a feminist.

    It's amazing how many people of both sexes will often say things like "I believe in equal rights for women but I'm not a feminist." 1...2...3...do you feel stupid yet? The definition of feminism is equal rights for women. People seem to have this idea, perpetuated by the media...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Text: If you claim to be a feminist

    and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women&rsquo...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 4 Responses Mar 14

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    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 27

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    So is everyone aware we should be against

    abortion because it's something men sold to us in the 60's? This is why I should just shake my head and move on and not engage rabid pro lifers...
    saintangel saintangel 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    You can be a feminist

    and still be a tough guy, you can be a feminist and love sexiness(this goes for both genders), you can be a feminist and kind, you can be a feminist and be sane, you can be a feminist and be a regular person, you can be a feminist man, Feminism is about equality, the only people...
    guymanly2 guymanly2 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 25

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    Jackson Katz: Violence Against Women---it's A Men's Issue

    (thanks to SwarlesXavier for finding this link)
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Good morning all. I just have a question

    for you people. What do you think society is going to be like if feminists actually do take over unironically? This concept terrifies me sometimes. Women, already have less sympathy for men. So I imagine we would really be thrown to the wolves if women become the dominant...
    YourDailyDose YourDailyDose 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    So a 14 yo girl said I wasn't a feminist

    because I cursed... Wtf does that even mean??? Lol just cause I'm a feminist doesn't mean I can't use certain words. People who doesn't know anything about this automatically assume we do & think certain things when it's not the case. For example: some people think feminist are...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Do you shave your armpits

    and legs? If you do, are you contributing to perpetuating a sexist double standard that shames women for being natural?
    DeaddWolf DeaddWolf 22-25, M 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    haley619 haley619 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 11 Responses Jan 25

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    I don't understand people

    who say feminism is about women being better than men. That's not what it's about at all. As a feminist I support equal rights. I'm fighting for equality for women, but also for things like abolishing the bias that makes it harder for men to gain custody of their children, men's...
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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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

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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 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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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 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    Brogann Brogann 16-17 1 Response Jul 19

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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 37 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Recently ive been giving my gf a bit of hard

    time everytime she struggles to do something in high heels and or tight skirt/dress and asking why women are always complaing more than men. Everytime she has problems with stairs, getting in/out of cars and just walking in general, she says why dont you try them and see how it...
    rra92 rra92 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 26

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    How come feminism has to include men's issues

    to be considered a legitimate fight for equality, but MRA don't have to include woman's issues?
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Powerful ad. Stop shaming women

    for breastfeeding in public
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I believe that no woman should have to worry

    about getting raped on the lone walk home at any hour of the day or night. But I do not live in the clouds and ignore what really goes on in the world. The fact of the matter is that there are sexual predators around, whether we like it or not. As much as a woman deserves not to...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm a 52 year old woman

    and I've known self defense for a long time. Today was the first time I had to use it. I was at yoga with my daughter who is a gorgeous girl in her early 20s. A man sitting in the back of our yoga class was making remarks to my daughter and I. He was commenting when we would...
    lindatheworkoutmom lindatheworkoutmom 51-55, F 10 Responses Jan 13

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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 11 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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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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    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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    If you want a good view on Feminism,

    look up Carly Fiorina's speech on feminism. It is a wonderful thing. My favorite statement goes something like this. "Feminism is the right for women to choose what they want to do with their lives. Whether they want to stay at home and raise 5 kids or become a CEO- or run for...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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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 8 Responses Jan 20

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