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    OK so I don't want to write this to get flack

    from other feminists this is just more of a rant. I am on Netflix a lot. Kind of a film junkie I guess it is more of an artistic endeavor. I have been clicking on movies where reviewers give otherwise great movies one star because it has some sort of misogyny in it. The funny...
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 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 51-55, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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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    It really does show how silly the questions are.

    Also makes you lol http://www.upworthy.com/what-happens-when-you-ask-male- action-stars-the-questions-female-stars-actually-get?c=reccon3
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    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

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    Another attempt of the war on women: Might I

    say I am also happy I am atheist. This is silly we are not a third word, if this doesn't drive women to become atheists I don't know what will. Hopefully they have some sense and pull their children out of a school that teaches being a woman and driving is shameful. "According...
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    i wish men understood

    that when women are talking about feminism and rape culture and ****, it’s not just a political conversation. it’s not about being a “social justice warrior” or whatever. it’s about our actual lives being shaped by misogyny since childhood, and the daily reality of...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 4 Responses May 22

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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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    Is it really such a bad thing

    that we value women's bodies and looks as a commodity? I mean sure, there's got to be equal rights and all, but would you really want to make female beauty no longer valuable? Think about all those strippers, prostitutes and **** stars who are to damaged, under privileged or...
    DeaddWolf DeaddWolf 22-25, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    So i'm at work, just finishing up a job

    and driving away when this girl comes jogging by me. Beautiful blonde chick, huge tatas and a tight ***. Basically your stereotypical babe. so she comes bouncing gloriously down the sidewalk and i just stare at her until she's gone by. I know it's kind of rude to stare but how...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Anyone else get confused

    when talking about breastfeeding men like to use the argument that they can't just whip out their penises so women shouldn't be able to breastfeed. Like, what has that got to do with anything? That might be relevant if women were whipping their vaginas out but they're not...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Can someone explain to me the controversy over

    this newest Game of Thrones r­ape scene? Why exactly are women's groups throwing a hissy fit over this? I mean quite apart from any other argument you care to make, there have been man, MANY rapes depicted on the show. What's so bad about this one?
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Why is that bad? I don't hate men.

    I want to be equal. You think it's sexist to call it feminism. Think about this, why is the human race called MANkind?
    Hopefu1 Hopefu1 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 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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    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 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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    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 May 19

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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 4 Responses May 19

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    There's one (of many

    but in particular) argument random dudes (p much always dudes/men/f'ckboys, w/e) bring up now and again which logic I really don't understand, but I'm sure someone on here could try to explain it to me. It often goes something like 'women want respect and equal rights...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 6 Responses 6 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 12 Responses Jan 25

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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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    http://www.upworthy.com/here-is-more-proof-that-hollywood-is-in-major-need-of-a-gender-fairness-overhaul?c=ufb1 i can't copy the video link from my phone, but it's a great video +article about inequality in Hollywood.
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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 4 Responses May 20

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    "We live in a society

    where men are taught to expect things from their wives that they would never want their daughters to do for a man."
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    "I rang the literary editors of a few

    ‘respected’ papers and asked them how much space they were giving to women writers in their 'review’ sections. Perfectly predictable response. They all said the allocation was fair. One said it was equal, and one prominent editor went so far as to say women are dominating...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T May 20

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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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    Feminist SJW gets dismantled by proud bearded

    man in a debate: Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CgQITcfJd0 As you can see, the feminist hivelord is completely unable to hold up any sort of intelligent debate face to face. Its a little harder when you can't retreat behind some sarcastic Tumblr meme and end the...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses May 25

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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 May 18

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    isn't it funny how in society a woman must be

    completely hairless apart from the hair on her head in order to be considered beautiful, but women's razors are significantly more expensive?
    chubbyrats chubbyrats 18-21, F 4 Responses May 25

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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 May 18

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    Feminism does not mean I hate men.

    It does not mean I hate girls with nice shaved legs and cute outfits. It does not mean I'm a lesbian, and it does not make me a *****. It means I believe in equality. For everyone. It means I will not be talked down too because I am female. It means I support the breaking of...
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    And they say rvpe culture isn't real: "It was

    because of the alarming rates of svxual violence at the hands of armed groups during this decades-long conflict that the United Nations first decided to consider rvpe as a weapon of war. According to a 2011 study, as many as 1.8 million women in the country have been rvped...
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 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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    A while ago I worked in a department store.

    I don't work there anymore. A woman came into the store. Some fabric she wanted. Felt she got. Then another woman came in. A jumper she wanted. And jump her I did. Soon after came another. Some liquor she wanted. And lick her I did. Then came another woman who wanted a...
    Karen666yo Karen666yo 46-50, F 1 Response 3 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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    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 38 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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

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    “Imagine you’re at a party.

    A guy offers you a drink. You say no. He says ‘Come on, one drink!’ You say ‘no thanks.’ Later, he brings you a soda. ‘I know you said you didn’t want a drink, but I was getting one for myself and you looked thirsty.’ For you to refuse at this point makes you the...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 7 Responses 6 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

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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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    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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