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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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    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 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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    As an intersectional womanist,

    of course I find it important to care about people who are transgender. They face so much criticism from society when it's really none of society's business. I posted this cover photo because it's very informative. It's clear that being transgender is dangerous. And it shouldn't...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    bauer02 bauer02 16-17, T 10 Responses 3 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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    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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    >_>

    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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    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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    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 tired of men who don't recognize their own

    privileges. I mean, c'mon, the guy wants to discuss that men get more raped than women.
    freakb freakb 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    bauer02 bauer02 16-17, T 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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    A feminist believes in EQUAL rights.

    http://youtu.be/OAaDqhKXby8
    Alexlovesmusic Alexlovesmusic 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days 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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    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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    For an essay in my Advanced Composition class,

    I wrote about feminism and did a poll of people at my school to see how the feelings about feminism correlated with society as a whole. I only got one guy who identified as feminist and he was the psychology teacher. Needless to say, I never dated any guy at that place.
    crystalmethane crystalmethane 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Jun 27

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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 5 days ago

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    Text: If you claim to be a feminist

    and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women&rsquo...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 4 Responses Mar 14

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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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    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 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 35 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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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    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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    Feminism is the radical notion

    that women are actually human beings
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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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 37 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    I need feminism because the courts still

    automatically treat women like the victim. So my c*nt of an aunt gets punchy when she has a few drinks and often goes after my uncle. This has been going on who knows how long and finally my uncle hit her back. Knocked two of her ***** teeth out and sent her to the hospital for...
    LivingForFreedom LivingForFreedom 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs 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 6 days ago

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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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    My body isn't made for your pleasure.

    It's made for mine. My body is for me & it's perfect.
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 20

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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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