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I Am a Feminist

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    I am a Feminist because men look at me

    as as a play toy.JUST BECAUSE I'M WEARING BOOTY SHORTS WITH A G-STRING DOESN'T MEAN I WANT IT!When will they understand us?
    jurandi jurandi 18-21, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    We need forced mariage to be stopped over 12 Yo

    girls (sometimes even younger) who don't even conscent about it. It is outrageous.
    Laura75013 Laura75013 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm so sad this group has several spammers

    and trolls now. The "I Am an Atheist" group had one for awhile so I hope the ones in this one disappear too.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day 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 46-50, F 12 Responses Jul 29

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    I love hip hop. But it drives me crazy

    that all rappers have to constantly talk about how females today are nothing to be respected and that's 'tough' but rappers that talk about women they love and emotional connections are considered 'weak' or 'lame'. Since when did it become a lame thing to have a connection with...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Haged Haged 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I went to my counselor having a panic attack

    and he informed the administration and sent me there. I wrote a 6 page affidavit of what this guy did to me. I just want it all to be over with.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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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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    Women are biologically distinct to men.

    Men are associated with power, strength, family fortitude and discipline; thusforth creating the greatest of empires and kingdoms. Women are associated with empathy, janitorial duty and the fundamental moral structure of the children had with a man. This phenomenon is known as...
    Molech Molech 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    god i just want to talk about my experience

    with people and all you trolls are coming on here and ruining it for me guess i guess i can tell my story but im leaving if they bother me. i resently divorced my spouse after they raped me.we were in bed and they whisper to me that they want to do it but im tired and have a...
    ducksgonnaduck ducksgonnaduck 13-15, T 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 46-50, F 20 Responses Jan 19

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    I am appalled by this subversive

    self-objectification. You girls are meant to be feminists. Advocates for equality and female rights. And yet when you try to insult men who are upsetting you, you immediately revert to "omg you pathetic virgin/can't get a girlfriend/lonely!" This is disgusting and you should be...
    LivingForFreedom LivingForFreedom 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Misogyny And Racsim Running Rampant?

    I found this comment on the group I am anti feminist. The person posting it goes by the screenname Greenbare and posts unfactual information against women and feminists prolifically. This is one of many. Posted by Greenbare on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:31AM Susan B. Anthony, one of...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    This guy held the door open

    for me today. i was scared it would be my legs next so i kicked him in the balls and ran. the cops chased me for a while be i lost 'em. did i do the right thing?
    HughMann7 HughMann7 22-25, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need Feminism because Men can still rape

    women without touching her.
    Laura75013 Laura75013 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 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 11 Responses Aug 17

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    Both genders should know how to cook.

    Being sexist wont help you when you're hungry. A man holding the door open for you isn't harassment or wrong in any way he's just being polite. you get there first, you hold the door open. Revealing clothing is not asking for rape. Revealing clothing is not asking to be...
    FluffyTheCerealKiller FluffyTheCerealKiller 13-15, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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 42 Responses Jun 14

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    I was at a restaurant this weekend,

    by myself. I had just gotten a seat, and ordered some food. There was a couple opposite of me. They looked about my age (20). I saw that they were done with their meal. A waiter approached them with the bill, and for some reason, gave it directly to the man. I was shocked. Why...
    EqualityForFemales EqualityForFemales 22-25, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    equality means men and women should have/do/be

    the same. i say women can be our next troops for the next large war. hopefully ww3. men have died enough in war throughout history.
    HughMann7 HughMann7 22-25, T 6 Responses 2 days ago

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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 23 Responses Sep 4

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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 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    Nignogfag Nignogfag 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Girls can do things guys can do

    as long as they have the motivation All of your arguments are invalid
    dambookworm17 dambookworm17 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I bought some brand new comics a few weeks

    ago and when I was buying the latest issue, a guy came up to me asking "Why are you buying comics?" What a stupid question. So I replied: "because I want to" And he began to ramble on about how girls shouldn't be reading comics all the while how female heroes are in revealing...
    thegiggleatafuneral thegiggleatafuneral 16-17, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    What the **** has been happening in this section

    since I've been gone? Did someone tell every misogynistic loser on 4chan and Reddit to come here and troll? Anyways, it's pretty pathetic to be honest. But I still would like to keep this as a space where us real feminists can talk about our issues and improve our ideas and...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    What is up with all of the women-bashing in

    this group? God, this is why Experience Project has become such a horrible place. Nobody can express who they are without having trolls and ******** come and harass them. I thought this was suppose to be a heart-felt, kind community. I guess that I am wrong. ~ Adelaide.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Think I'M A Feminist?

    I don't know enough about feminists to claim to be one but with the little I know I guess I am tending towards this. It all happened 3 years ago (I'm 21). Things that never got to me suddenly stung as I read online and listen to some people's conversation. They had always been...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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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 15 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    The breast feeding in public debate is probably

    my favorite. How dare you use your boobs for their intended purposes. And the amount of people who actually get upset over it! It's so ridiculous.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 21

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    If You Are Such A Feminist Then Why Do You Wear Make Up And Have A Boyfriend.

    firstly, i have a boyfriend as he respects me as his equal and treats me as such, not all feminists hate men, in fact i love men,they are some of my best friends and best experiences have occurred as a result of loving men. The only men i "hate" are chauvinistic, the pigs who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Another video by the fantastic Laci Green-

    Sexual objectification"96% of sexually objectifying imagery is of women."
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 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 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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

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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 19 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    I don't think that most people know what being

    a feminist really means. People just assume you're an angry, lesbian who hates men. Or if not a lesbian, then a *****. Women feel the same way. They don't like to say they are feminists because of the negative implications. Feminism: The advocacy of women's rights on the...
    jadakaii jadakaii 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 17

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    I am a feminist because I don't think it's

    right that, amidst all of my accomplishments & aspirations, I am not valid unless I've pro created or married. I am a feminist because I never understood why I was taught that girls should speak only when they're spoken to while growing up. I've always had a lot to say. I am...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 10 Responses 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 34 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    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. I don't know who said this, but I could not agree more.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    “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.”
    starsarediamonds starsarediamonds 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 6

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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 12 Responses Jun 28

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    AllahuAkbar420 AllahuAkbar420 22-25, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 13 Responses Jun 15

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    And I have utmost respect

    for men who believe in feminism.
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 8

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    Because "no" means "no"

    but sometimes "yes" doesn't mean "yes", but sometimes "yes" doesn't mean "no" but sometimes "no" means "yes".
    jurandi jurandi 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    This guy in my math class came up to me

    and started saying very inappropriate things to me like "I'm going to beat the **** out of you" "I'm going to abuse you". He sat right next to me and wouldn't leave. When I scratched me knew he said "does your knee itch? Do you want me to scratch it for you? Don't worry I won't...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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

    (thanks to SwarlesXavier for finding this link)
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Don't You Just Love It

    Don't you just love it when the haters of feminism write stories and comments, and even ask you questions, or reply to your comments on their story in a way that necessitates a response, but then they block you so you can't?  That knightrunner guy just did that to me.  He asked...
    bluelady1021 bluelady1021 41-45, F 6 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Clarification

    Ah, I see that there is some confusion as to whether people identify as a feminist or not. Fear not, clarification is forthcoming; it is not nearly as difficult to ascertain as one might think. A quote from Caitlin Moran; short, sweet, and oh- so- logical: "So here is the...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    I believe in equality.

    But that doesn't mean I hate men. In fact, if I had to pick a gender I get along with better, it would be men. I see some females on here bashing men and that's just not me. Maybe the world needs a little more female bashing, and less male bashing? Girls need to learn their...
    RainbowZoe RainbowZoe 18-21, F 31 Responses 1 day 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 46-50, F 11 Responses Jul 7

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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 non