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I Am a Feminist

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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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    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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    And I don't understand the negative connotation

    with it. There really isn't such thing as an "extreme" feminist, at least not in my eyes.
    falloutcats falloutcats 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 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, 2014

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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 feel I should get paid less

    as a woman just because I may or may not have kids someday. The idea of punishment for the gift of pregnancy is sick.
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7

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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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    "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 51-55, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Welcome to IN THE FEMI-NEWS!

    Is domestic violence humorous? This audience sure thinks so.Article: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/jeremy-kyle-slams-audience-laughing-5682696Before I even get started, I just want to tell england to get your **** together. Seems to be a higher concentration of feminist...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses May 13

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    foxness foxness 31-35, F 4 Responses May 7

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    I really hate that most of people think

    that women are weak and that every woman needs someone to keep her safe, they also think that women can't do everything.Women are stronger than men, no man can bear pregnancy and period pain, lots of women are muscular and strong physically, women can do both roles of moms and...
    NaughtyFeminist NaughtyFeminist 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think the thing about feminism

    that scares a lot of people is that you have to be willing to grow as a person. You have to be willing to reevaluate everything you know over and over again. You have to admit that you're wrong. You have to acknowledge not only your own personal experiences, but others as well...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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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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    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 9 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    As a whole I really like my job,

    but I really don't like the fact that my boss tells people that I don't know how to dress and that they have to teach me. I work in a retail store for plus sized women, it's called Torrid. It's a sister company to Hot Topic, but because our demographic is a bit wider than Hot...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13

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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 38 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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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...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Shauna Hunt of City News shames drunk as­sholes

    for sexually explicit interruptions. ­ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/viral-video/11599287/Reporter-shames-sexist-football-fans-after-crude-interruptions.html
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 2 Responses May 12

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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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    I saw a video a few minutes ago of a girl

    getting her *** slapped by this stranger. You could tell she and her boyfriend were really upset with the other guy. The comments on the video said "she had a fat ***, it needed to be slapped" or "if she didn't want it slapped why she got a fat ***". This is why I need feminism...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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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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    You know what ****** me off more

    than anything? The word "feminazi". How ******* DARE you compare us to Nazis, who murdered millions upon millions of innocent souls? How is a woman standing up for her rights even slightly comparable to a nazi? NEWSFLASH MEN: YOU DON'T RULE THE WORLD ANYMORE. Sorry to burst your...
    chubbyrats chubbyrats 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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

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    When Shaileene Woodley said "Feminism is a word

    that discriminates and I'm not into that" and "I'm not a feminist because I love men" I lost a lot of respect for her.
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day 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

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    I think being a feminist isn't about women

    wanting to be better then men, but having everyone be equal. I'm not gonna yell at a guy for offering to pay for a meal, but I would like to feel normal about returning the favor. I also think being a feminist is about supporting women in all events, and promoting more of an...
    sullygirl611 sullygirl611 18-21, F 1 Response May 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 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...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    Would you please read an exciting short story i

    wrote? I think it's pretty good. http://boards.4chan.org/lit/thread/6505251
    ExxplodingSkull ExxplodingSkull 26-30, M May 6

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    "I’m not a feminist.

    I love men." are two sentences as unrelated as “I’m not an accountant. I love archeology.” - Erin Gloria Ryan "You know who really sucks at math? People who think that biology explains why there aren’t more women in Computer Science" - Terri Oda - Computer Scientist...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know women are people.

    But when i see a hot one i can't think of her that way. I just see a **** toy
    CanibleCorps CanibleCorps 26-30, M 5 Responses May 9

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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 51-55, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    Who is a MAN? A man is a beautiful part of

    God's creation who starts compromising at a very tender age. He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister. He sacrifices his dreams for just a smile on his parents face. He spends his entire pocket money on buying gifts for the lady he loves just to see her smiling. He...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Feminists turn their fellow women into sex

    objects...When I see a pretty woman in public, I appreciate it. I think to myself "Wow, she's hot" as in, she is a woman who is also attractive. (Yes, I know we men are not allowed to have a sexuality because that's perverted and whatnot but I still do it anyway. F*** the police...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses May 9

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    So my profile picture was removed

    because I covered my breasts with emojis. I see men with their shirts off in theirs but mine was "sexually suggestive". Wow not coming on here for awhile.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 7 Responses May 13

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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...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 12 Responses Feb 13

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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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    Rape culture tells "beautiful" women

    that they should expect to be harrassed, while "ugly" women should be happy to get the attention.
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 5 Responses May 5

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    Why do men exist? Scientists use taxpayer money

    to answer questions nobody askedArticle: https://www.yahoo.com/health/why-do-men-exist-science-finally-gives-us-an-119284162572.html"They may often drive women crazy and act like children, but are required for a process known as sexual selection"Right off the bat. Before I even...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Guys, if you message me I guarantee you

    that I will check out your profile. If I realize that your adding a bunch of young girls, sorry bud but if our conversation leads to something else, it will be cut short. Do you seek a friendship with a girl or are you just looking for something else?
    SavingLucy17 SavingLucy17 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8

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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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    “What men mean when they talk about their

    “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little s*x, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Men gang rvped a woman in public

    and the rest cheered them on. Apparently it was on spring break they were all drunk and the woman was drugged and then rvped. People just cheered them on. What kind of a sick world is this? All those people need to get it. This is why I am for the death penalty, not against it...
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 9 Responses May 8

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    Dear men: You are not

    and will never be entitled to a woman's body. Women are NOT your property. Times are changing. Women are becoming more and more powerful & united. The more men try to stop feminism, the stronger feminists will become. Men don't own the world anymore. It is so important for us...
    chubbyrats chubbyrats 18-21, F 4 Responses 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 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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