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I Am a Feminist

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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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    It only takes respect.

    Why is it so difficult for some people? We are humans first. But society and its stereotypes are like a web..
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    She's crashing your society.

    ..with no survivorsShe's a pretty big galShe's wondering why you would call a man sexist before throwing him out of an airplaneShe does it "for you" (money)If you pull off her wide rimmed glasses and unnaturally dyed hair, she will die (it would be extremely painful)She's Chanty...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    We need feminism because women still need to

    justify their equal rights by explaining how it will benefit men
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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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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    I wrote this article about Feminism,

    I'd love if some of you would read it and share your opinions with me on it! If you like it please share (: http://theodysseyonline.com/suny-oswego/whats-wrong-f-word/114508
    HardlyAlice HardlyAlice 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Feminism is the radical notion

    that women are actually human beings
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I find sexual objectification in the media to

    be completely inexcusable. Women should be valued, not used as a tool for fapping. Needless to say, I am politically against *********** for that reason and more. (It's a very unhealthy thing.) Last year in school, we had this whole uh... fitness test! And it was really bad...
    EverlastingLara EverlastingLara 16-17, F 10 Responses 15 hrs 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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    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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    Report belover0069, she's pretending to be some

    model and verbally attacked my friend and I when we refused to answer sexually suggestive questions. I don't see why a person would ask for revealing pictures from women while pretending to be someone they aren't or why they'd lead of a conversation with sexual things
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    Anyone who shames women

    for brvast feeding in public should be ashamed of themselves. Stop making all nudity sound svxualized. This is what is wrong with the world. Stop making natural acts seem immoral. https://www.distractify.com/right-to-feed-1204053122.html
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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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 am so sick of people telling me

    that I cannot be both a feminist and into BDSM. I have had it.
    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    It's a weird power differential

    that exists between men and women. I feel like it must be strange to be with a partner who could kill you with his bare hands if for whatever reason he decided to. Is it scary being a woman?
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 22-25, M 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    why is society more enraged at girls standing

    up against sexism and misogyny than it is at sexism and misogyny
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs 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 9 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    I find it ironic people are more open to male

    nudity than female nudity. I feel like both are the same but there's a clear distinct reaction level that people have when defining genders.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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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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    Pseudo-neuroscience seems to me to be the new

    frontier of sexism. I was in a debate with someone today on EP when the subject of the "typical female brain" came up. Recently there has been a lot of reporting on the differences between a 'male' and 'female' brain. Reading these pronouncements one could be forgiven for...
    Faerylightonleave Faerylightonleave 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 17

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    Ive been scared to call myself a feminist i

    mean "Feminists" Are horrible... Well the ones who hates men. Saying all sex is rape and that skimpy dressed women is sexist? Guys are sexually attracted to females. Its nature. Well.... -Sigh- Ill keep calling myself Equalist till Feminist isnt Feminazi anymore
    EqualityTomboy EqualityTomboy 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I think we need to do a better job at educating

    people on feminism because I still hear people say things like "I don't call my self a feminist because I believe in equality. I call myself an equalist." Like.... Feminism is about equality
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 22

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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 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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    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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    This is your daily reminder not to beleive the

    lies of the feminist propaganda machine. This is your daily reminder that the wage gap is a myth and that the majority of feminists hate and/or want to subjugate men. Filthy dumb feminazi scum
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    So what does your average feminist think about

    equal representation of men and women in certain positions like firefighters or the army? Do you think it's ok to admit that the average woman cannot do everything men can do? Do you think it's reasonable to hold women to a lower standard than their male colleagues? Personally I...
    CaptainGargoyle CaptainGargoyle 26-30, M 8 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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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    So there's a lot of negative stories from anti

    fems in this group. Here is a step in progress story made in Nigeria. We are closer to equality and I am loving it :) NOTE: EP bans certain words even in links. So if you want to go to the actual article you have to change the "V's" http://aplus.com/a/nigeria-bans-gvnital...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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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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    Eqalitism- the belief in equality of everyone

    no matter what (I made that up)
    sonjajoanne sonjajoanne 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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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    >_>

    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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    People wanting to rename feminism to "equalism"

    is why we still need feminism
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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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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    "Zerlina Maxwell ... strongly recommended we

    stop telling women how to not get raped." "I don't think that we should be telling women anything. I think we should be telling men not to rape women and start the conversation there with prevention." ­ God this kind of thing pis­ses me off. Yes, obviously we should be...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 22-25, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Equality does not mean everyone gets the same

    thing because we are all inherently different. Equality is recognizing differences and making sure everyone gets the same opportunity based on those differences, which isn’t always “equal”."
    equinoxxx equinoxxx 13-15 2 days ago

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    You know what? I would take meninism somewhat

    seriously if it focused on oppressed men such as men of colour, disabled men, neuroatypical men, trans men and so on, but it's just mocking feminism and doing no good for anyone. That meninisttweets Twitter account that started all of this literally has "joke" and "parody" in...
    equinoxxx equinoxxx 13-15 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Now ok I'm not by any means a man hater.

    But I refuse to not be who I am because I am a woman. Or be forced into gender stereotypes. Why should I be ashamed of my body?? Made to feel like what I wear will provoke a rapist? Be told that I'm just PMSing when I Am not submissive and opinionsless? It's silly how even women...
    CassyNicole CassyNicole 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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'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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    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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