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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 8 Responses Jul 7

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    I don't think that anyone should be oppressed

    because of what is between their legs
    httpchance httpchance 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I propose if males want to end child support

    altogether then make it so that jobs can give the women a little bit more money than males who "decide" to walk away. I am not saying this about all men though I am only saying if the man specifically decides to walk away from a baby but the woman wants to raise it, eliminate...
    ultraterrestrial ultraterrestrial 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    To all feminists, and the two anti-feminists

    who frequent here, So finally I was able to tell my first street harasser of the day to shut up. He did as they usually do, stare me up and down while we're approaching each other to walk across the street, and then when he can't see my face anymore, whisper something extremely...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 26

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    Feminism And The Middle East

    One of my personal goals in this lifetime is to make and leave this world a better place for me having been here. I understand wholly that I am blessed compared to many others and I never take this for granted. I look at the big picture; not just for what benefits me as an...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 11 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    It annoys me when women call themselves

    Feminist, but then have unequal expectations of both sexes, think that men are inferior to women, think that women abusing men is not as bad as men abusing women, and think only women can be feminist. I get so angry when we feminists (both men and women) are misrepresented by...
    Wanderer25 Wanderer25 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    The End of Men: And the Rise of Women What do

    you think? Good or bad? Have you heard of this book? "What Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Faludi and Naomi Wolf did for feminism, senior editor of The Atlantic Hanna Rosin does for a new generation of women: an explosive new argument for why women are winning the...
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 15

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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 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I feel like the fact

    that men can get paid more for the same job that women can do is complete bullshit. a woman can do the same thing as the man, and maybe even better than that man, and yet the man gets paid more for it. Why is that? How is that fair?
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 17

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    I believe in equal rights.

    Aka, feminist. Because that's how words work. I hate it when people say "oh I believe in equal rights but I'm not a feminist". Because seriously? Do you not understand what 'feminist' means? An then there's the people who know what it means but don't use it because "it's to...
    brokenbutalive brokenbutalive 13-15, T 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=ALYxuaAq4EM This is one of many reasons why I hate pat robertson. He hates women. I really hope he bites the dust soon so I can take a huge dump in his grave.
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    Walking home from class some guy decided to

    stop me and tell me I have a "nice rack". After I told him to shove it he proceeded to grab my arm and insult me for " being a c**t who can't take a compliment". What this poor excuse for a man didn't think about is that I am someone's daughter. I am someone's sister. I am...
    hotstreak426 hotstreak426 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 13

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    http://viralyourmind.

    cc/disturbing-makeup-transformations This article is one of the reasons why. Women should be able to wear makeup without being called all sorts of nasty things just as much as we should be able to not wear makeup without being told we're ugly. This article so so disgusting I can...
    lokiirs lokiirs 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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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 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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    Feminist scholars of religion have pointed to

    religion as a key factor in the almost worldwide subordination of women to men. They state correctly that practically all religions stem from- and maintain today to some extent- patriarchal societies. In religions that have both male and female gods, the male gods almost always...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11

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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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    the fact that there are

    so many hateful posts on this page simply because it has the word Feminist in the title shows how much anger there is at women.
    NixGnome NixGnome 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    You know what I hate?

    When people try and pull off that "Beauty is power" bs. Men won't respect you just because you look hot in red lipstick or they like your boobs or butt. "Beauty is power" is just an easy way of deceiving women into thinking that men objectifying them and fitting within...
    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 11

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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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    So Islam... Spread by the sword,

    allows polygamy, wife beating, and women to be kept as sexual slaves Cited by its proponents as justification for countless acts of violence against women and girls Last year the example set by the prophet was used in the Iraqi parliament to debate whether or not the...
    Freedomofspeech4 Freedomofspeech4 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    "SIut" is attacking women

    for their right to say yes. "Friendzone" is attacking women for their right to say no. ~ PetiteRebel created this phrase. As I was scrolling through the old questions, I found this. It does make a very good point.~
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    So Islam... Spread by the sword,

    allows polygamy, wife beating, and women to be kept as sexual slaves Cited by its proponents as justification for countless acts of violence against women and girls Last year the example set by the prophet was used in the Iraqi parliament to debate whether or not the...
    Freedomofspeech4 Freedomofspeech4 41-45, F Nov 11

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    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    Do any real feminists actually find Dr.

    Taylor's shirt offensive? And if you do, do you think there was any justification for going after him like that? Is allowing his incredible accomplishment to be overshadowed by some busty cartoon girls on his shirt really a stance any intelligent feminist can take?
    CannibleCorps CannibleCorps 26-30, M 7 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 12 Responses Jun 15

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    Did you know that some people think

    that the feminist movement should put a ban on pornographyy? I'm not saying it's the best thing in the world, but I don't agree that it should be banned. Yes, it has it's negativeness about it, but their is also good that comes from it too. People want to ban it for the...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I've noticed as a woman I'm supposed to deny

    but feel grateful for compliments on my beauty but once I openly acknowledge and comment on said beauty I'm suddenly a narcissistic *****.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses a week 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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    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 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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    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 men can have fun, Why can't women?

    Men and women, the difference lies in appearance. Same metabolic activities, same mechanism of body, mind... Then?
    DarkPrincess10 DarkPrincess10 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11

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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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    For real guys! Women are people too!

    That's why we can have sex with them and not feel guilty... Well most of them...
    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Honestly, in our society saying I'm a

    "feminist" might as well sound as I'm "christian"... Both are extremely repelled.. Because people act in certain ways that don't constitute to what they say they actually stand for. I think many people don't understand half of the things they say. I don't hate men, I actually...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 14

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    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F Nov 17

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    Yes I am a feminist, simply

    because I think it's wrong that people think since I don't have a penis I'm worth less than a man. Why does a penis or a vagina have to determine how I'm respected. Everyone started out as a female anyway. I want to be paid the same amount as a man, I don't want to be screamed...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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

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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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    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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    Why do girls get mad at guys

    when a guy hits them but if a girl beats the **** out of a guy it's not bad? Why do girls ask to be equal but contradict themselves by telling a guy to do they homework or get them a glass of water because they are a girl? If a girl wants to be equal to a guy don't tell them to...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 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 get really annoyed with men making sexist

    remarks as if women are the punchline because of our gender. I even hear them do it to their own wives & daughters. Hilarious (eyeroll).
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 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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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 29

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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"
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 10 Responses 3 days 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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    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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