I Am a Feminist

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    I don't think women should be teachers,

    God has created us for a certain purpose. Men are created to lead women, and women are created to serve. It is simply wrong for women to teach because that is against God's will. Women should do one thing and one thing only, and that is to serve. I am very disappointed in our...
    cracklecradle cracklecradle
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Mar 8

    I keep hearing people ask

    why there are no female Newton's or Einsteins in history. Um .. maybe it's because women had a few massive disadvantages such as not having the right to an education and being forced to be stay at home mothers when men are never obligated to do any house work because sexism.
    Yeonico Yeonico
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 17

    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

    I'm soooooooooooo over seeing ads with an

    "embrace your flaws" theme. Some bodies may be disabled, but NONE are inherently flawed. Body hair is not a flaw. Stretch marks are not flaws. Fat rolls are not flaws. Dark skin is not a flaw. Acne isn't a flaw. Wrinkles are not flaws. Cellulite is not a flaw. Pockmarks are...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 23

    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

    There was this guy who said my boyfriend is

    actually a woman because he cleans our house without me having to give him a blow job. Masculinity. So frail.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 11

    Considering the fact

    that realistically on EP this is the group I've posted most of my status updates and the topic i've written the most about in the past this seems as good of a place as any to do this. if EP is going to go DOWN I have no issue sharing my private contact details publically. You...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Mar 23

    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
    17 Responses Aug 15, 2012

    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
    36 Responses Nov 20, 2013

    Unless you are olive oil,

    your virginity is no indication of your quality ;)
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 13

    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".
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Sep 10, 2013

    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
    31 Responses Nov 12, 2013
    walkerspoint walkerspoint
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Mar 21
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    14 Responses Sep 20, 2012

    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
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 7

    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

    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".
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    Sharing today's Google doodle with all of the

    women and girls of EP: Happy International Women's Day ! Enjoy !
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Mar 8
    BARBEE123456 BARBEE123456
    51-55, F
    Mar 18

    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
    13 Responses Dec 1, 2011

    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
    9 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    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

    Just found out my boss only hires attractive

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

    I hate the "feminism isn't needed in first

    world countries" argument. It honestly annoys me so much! I live in a first world country and aboriginal women are still being forced into prostitution on ships.. Also by saying this, you are saying we do still need feminism in third world counties.. So are we expected not to...
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 8

    My type of feminism a 80 years old grandma

    falls to the ground. DON'T touch her, let her get up herself. Otherwise, I am a sexist, and bigoted because 1. I don't believe a woman can get up by herself. 2. I think old people are weak. I don't want to be sexist and I don't want to be bigoted. Therefore, you need to get up...
    cracklecradle cracklecradle
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 30

    >_>

    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
    10 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    A tale of polar opposite worlds: Enter my Half

    Sister's Rant this Morning: Jennifer Tidwell Henderson 5 hrs · First time since I left my abusive ex-boyfriend that I have unfriended/blocked someone. I just cannot read anymore of his misogynistic, I got screwed by my ex so all women are scum, BS anymore. Tragic part is...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 21

    I was thinking about animating a funny

    educational video thing about famous women in history (or today), but I don't know that much history. Any ideas on which women to make this about and links to help me research? Preferable a scientist or inventor but feel free to give me others.
    Yeonico Yeonico
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 20

    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
    5 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    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

    I Am a Feministhttp://www.

    theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/21/donald-trump-sexism-hillary-clinton-general-election#comment-71044700 "Because what translates as funny if immature **** jokes between men will read like pure sexism when it’s applied to Clinton. It already reads that way when he...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Mar 22

    My body isn't made for your pleasure.

    It's made for mine. My body is for me & it's perfect.
    Elayla Elayla
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    (NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.

    S. AIR FORCE)Female WWII pilots barred from Arlington National CemeteryMcLEAN, Virginia -- A rule change is keeping a group of female U.S. pilots who flew noncombat missions during World War II from having their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.The women, known...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 8

    If you are a man who has something negative to

    say about women; how about you write it down, go home, and give it to your mom.
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 13

    For an atheist, Thunderf00t is definitely a

    wise man. you should all check out his video. I am impressed by this atheist's ability to reason. Haha, it seems like not all atheists are idiots.
    cracklecradle cracklecradle
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Mar 18

    Feminism is completely different from misandry.

    We do not believe that women are better than men - and we never have been that way. Lets define feminism, shall we? "The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men." Never does it ever say that we believe women are better than...
    Sanghelios Sanghelios
    13-15, T
    2 Responses Apr 17

    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
    10 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    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
    18 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    I hate using new social media accounts

    because through no fault of my own i have boy parts and was born male and when they don't recognize me they hammer the block button so quickly. I don't think the majority of feminism really has any idea the extent to which i've essentially martyred my reputation and self in the...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 2

    Women should not ever have to apologize for:

    having/talking about their periods, their sexual preference, their bra size, wanting their independence, wearing or not wearing makeup, wearing a lot of clothes or wearing a little, how many people they've slept with, looking tired, having body hair or stretch marks, not liking...
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 23, 2015
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 12

    Oh, I just figured out one male Privilege I

    have! If I choose not to have Children even though I will get the occasional “It’s just a phase.” and the same bullshit comments women do This will not matter because people will MOSTLY leave me the **** alone about it. Meanwhile Women will get more **** for than even if...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 22

    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
    33 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    I used to hate boys cause of how much I've been

    put through from my dad being an *** to my mom & fam, my brothers trashing on my mom too, and boys playing my feels. But now I cope with it and it's sad cause it's only the community where I'm surrounded.
    Beautybomb Beautybomb
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 22

    If you feminists want economical equality,

    fine. I don't care. If you want legal justification for your movement, fine. I don't care. But the only guidance in morality is the bible, and the bible only. Shut your mouth up if you want to discuss morality, right and wrong. You have no right to discuss such a thing if you...
    cracklecradle cracklecradle
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Mar 9

    This guy called me "delicious"

    and expected me to take it as a compliment. I am a person, not a sandwich
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Apr 8

    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
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    I believe feminists puts a lot of pressure on

    other feminist to think, behave and act a certain way. There is no room for personal beliefs, opinions and identity. Everyone must fit in a box and if you don't then you are anti- feminist. I think women should be paid as much as men, but i think its sad for a woman to take her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 9

    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

    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
    9 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    I am doing a report on woman's rights

    and have to do an interview.
    walkerspoint walkerspoint
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 21

    Why do women get upset

    when a man reject her? Women reject men all the time, men are never upset about it. Men are used to it! Just because your gender is different, does not mean that you should be accepted every time you want to start a relationship. No means no, stop harassing men when they have...
    cracklecradle cracklecradle
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 7

    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 Feb 2

    <-misanthropic ...

    you think you've Figured me out but I don't fit in your little box... I Am a Feminist I need your help for something. This is what I get on Twitter, This girl https://twitter.com/sazza_jay Said she understands the desire to socially distance ourselves from TERFS but she isn't...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Mar 26

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

    !!! And not only to all my fellow women out there, but also to the men. Don't forget the progress we girls have had over the past 100 years and the potential we have to move forward. I'm so happy so grow up in a generation with such strong women who advocate that we have the...
    deldel22 deldel22
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    One of the reasons that i'm firmly convinced

    the country has gone mad http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/21/donald-trump-sexism-hillary-clinton-general-election I have more than made clear the basic fact about myself that machismo is one of my biggest turnoffs and the fact that it allures anyone at all...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Mar 22
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