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I Am a Feminist

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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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    Are women innately inferior to men?

    The argument runs as follows: Throughout our long and violent history the downtrodden have always risen up to tear down an oppressive regime. Revolutions, coups, whatever. The dissatisfied people on the bottom get fed up and replace the people at the top. So how is it that in...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 11

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    I just read the original sleeping beauty.

    For those of you who don't know, it goes like this: A girl was born (talia), and astrologers cast her horoscope, saying she would die from flax. Her father forbade all flax in their household. When she had grown into a young woman, she saw an old lady walking by her window...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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been a top priority for me. 3) I also date women so there's that. 4) My boyfriend is also a feminist so your "logic" is outdated.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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    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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    "I need feminism because a man in a room full

    of women is ecstatic. A woman in a room full of men is terrified."
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 12

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    I have encountered in this experience women

    who believe that if the world was run by women there would be little to no war or conflict or violence. As if it is exclusively the province of men to attack an enemy or take what belongs to someone else. Of course this is absurd and reflects a view of women that is just as...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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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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    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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    “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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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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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    6 years ago I said that women would surpass men

    in what is deemed as the 'superior' sex within the 25 years in North America From what I'm continuously seeing in our social culture I'm thinking my assumptions are on track
    ollifer ollifer 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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

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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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    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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    It has recently come to my attention

    that some of you here are so consumed by such fanatic devotion to the idea that women are equal to men in every way that you will contend that women are just as physically strong as men. That the average women is just as strong as the average man. This is objectively incorrect...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 18-21, M 5 Responses a week 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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    It's exhausting at times,

    but for every person that becomes a little more educated, is a step in the right direction.
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Think about it ladies.

    You have the freedom and right to behave this way if you want, but you have to accept the consequences
    LivingForFreedom LivingForFreedom 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I hate how women are treated

    as objects. When a man sees an attractive woman, they see her as a trophy, not a smart, clever and professional woman. That is not a world we should live in, women treated as sex toys. That's just wrong.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    (It's because I AM a feminist

    that I think the following story is pretty outrageous. Women should be treated equally when they fool around with underaged boys. Assuming she wasn't forced to have sex, the adult should be held responsible and punished, not the child . Even as we've fought for the law to not...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 10

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    (I am really not sure what the caller expected

    from this fool. He has been stating he thinks the world is coming to an end because of lesbianism and feminism. I think he blames 9/11 on these things as well. ~bb) Pat Robertson: Disobedient Wives ‘Must Be Spanked’ Jun 17, 2013 Christian television personality Pat...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 13

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    it's rich to dismiss feminists

    as "hating men" for criticizing a world that so clearly hates women
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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 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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    "Romatic" movies and tv shows have encourage us

    to rap­e women. How often have you seen the following scene: ­ Man and woman are getting close to each other, the tension is palpable. The man kisses her, after a second she pulls away. "no!" she says "i can't!". That doesn't stop him. He goes back for round two and she...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 12 Responses Jan 13

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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 3 Responses Apr 11

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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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    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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    Kind of feeling persecuted

    for being male in a feminist experience. With at least 3 women on here i can't seem to say anything without them finding any possible angle to be adversarial with me. If there is a possible sexist interpretation for anything i say then you can be sure that's how they'll take it...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love to menace feminists.

    ..I always take the train when traveling to and from work. I make sure to stare down any women that come on there. Cowards. They talk big and tough online but choke under even the slightest pressure. Never met a feminist in real life...they only seem to exist on the internet LOL...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone women could take

    just five minutes out of their day to complete this survey. There are only 10 questions. It is about feminism, strong and brave women, heroines and role models. It is for an important assignment so it would be so much help if you could do this for me. Thank you so much! http...
    gracielynn1 gracielynn1 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    guy: not all men are like that,

    stop generalizing guy: all feminists are man hating lesbians on their period
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today my best friend said something to the

    effect of "you're a femi-nazi in training". I can't stand her sometimes. And then there was the time my mom called me a femi-nazi and implied feminists are all butch lesbians. What is wrong with everyone who's supposed to be supporting me?
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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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 7 Responses Jan 13

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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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    A radical feminist college professor

    and part-time patriarchy smasher was teaching a class on cultural marxism. "Before class begins, all the males must get down on your knees and worship Hillary Clinton and accept that women are the most highly evolved beings the world has ever known- even greater than Jesus...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    A huge percentage of women

    that achieved adulthood manage to pass on their genes to the next generation. Only about half as many men achieve this. Therefor women have had about twice the power over millenia to shape the inherent traits of males than men have had to shape the traits of women.The vast...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M Apr 11

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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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    Do you find as a woman (or a man i guess)

    that you look down on prostitutes and strippers? I know i do. There's just something vulgar about allowing another person into your body for money. To the point where i hear about this prostitute in the news who got kidnapped and raped for 5 days and i think "Well that sucks for...
    LivingForFreedom LivingForFreedom 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 8

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    Imagine there's a ladder.

    Men at the top, women at the bottom. In order to reach true equality, we would have to meet at the middle. Women would only be risen slightly and men would have to be taken down a few pegs. Feminism wants to keep men at the top of the ladder but raise women to that height as...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    What do you think about the statement

    that men can be forced into fatherhood if their partner refuses to get an abortion?
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 8 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 11 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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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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