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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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    So ladies, i hear a lot of complaints about

    street harassment and people oggling you so i have a question. ­ As a woman, if you're not grotesque, you will find it immensely easier to find a partner and/or hook up than a man. Essentially you are limited only by your own choosiness. My question is would you rather keep...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    GUYS!!! There's a huge

    and I mean HUGE difference between misandry and feminism. Misandry is men hating, these are the "feminist extremist" that many people believe represent what feminism is. Feminism is the social, political, and economical equality for all genders. It does not mean women hate men...
    glomilk glomilk 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    http://diply.com/trendyjoe/vintage-poster-suffrage-womens-rights-dangers/98844/2 Disgusting
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    Feminism ≠ Misandry Misandry: Women >

    Men Misogyny: Men > Women
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I wrote a story for an article about feminism.

    I'm hoping to post it up later tonight.
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    any girls have any used bra

    and panties and socks for me to have I like dirty undies
    pman0982 pman0982 18-21, M Feb 18

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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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    “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 5 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    I think guys are intimidated by the word

    "feminism" bc they don't want to lose "power" when it's just all about equality
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 9 Responses Feb 2

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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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    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?

    http://www.upworthy.com/its-a-shame-we-need-a-comeback-to-what-about-the-men-but-this-one-really-nails-it?g=2&fb_ref=Default
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 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 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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    I've been realizing that

    as a pre-teen or teenager, my mother would tell me that my shirts were too low cut, or people would judge me or stare at me, never in my life have I thought I was pretty or skinny or like I have ever had something to show off. being 18, I do not wear anything low cut, I live in...
    noriebby noriebby 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    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, 2014

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    I'm not sure that this is feminism,

    I guess it is? I wish it would be socially acceptable for me to tell girls I've never met that they're pretty. Not that I like their hair or their shirt, but that they are pretty, all of them. I wish it would be socially acceptable for me to tell guys I've never met that they're...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    I think it is right and just

    that a man cannot force a woman to have an abortion. If she wants to endure the pregnancy and/or become a mother then it is her right to be the master of her own life. I do not think it is right and just that a man has no say in whether or not he becomes a father and all of the...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 3

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    My mom raised me to always believe in girl power

    even though I am a guy. She is an expert in self defense and today she told me a story that made me so proud to be her son. She was at yoga with my 20 year old sister and a man in the back of the class made crude comments towards them and then the man touched my sisters rear end...
    justin62 justin62 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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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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    (Start rant!) I find being sexy empowering

    rather than being 100% covered up... Yet other "feminists" think that to be "sexy" is "degrading"... Now don't get my message wrong, I don't want to be a sex symbol thought of as nothing but sex... But I want women to have the right to choose how they're thought of on an...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Can we stop using the word "sl.

    ut" to shame other women for sexuality? Us women need to stick together. We can't make ourselves look good by making each other look bad.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 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 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"
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    http://www.huffingtonpost.

    com/lori-day/if-our-sons-were-treated-like-our-daughters_b_6698346.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000037 I'm a feminist because it takes men reading an article like this to even BEGIN to understand what it's like to be a woman.
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Why do we need feminism?

    This is a good reason why (photos above) R.I.P
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Apparently sexism only exists

    when it's men being sexist against women. It is literally impossible for a man to suffer from sexism. ­ http://www.statepress.com/2014/02/18/prejudice-is-two-way-street-sexism-is-not/ ­ Thoughts?
    XeroGraphic XeroGraphic 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Is miley cyrus an empowered woman not afraid of

    her own sexuality... ...or a desperate fame hag clinging to the limelight by making a spectacle of herself?
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 20

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    My grandma has quite a negative view on the

    role of women in society, probably because of where and how she was raised. She believes that women who go out at night until very late have less dignity (it's better to stay at home and work there), that only women should do the house work (cleaning, cooking, etc) and that they...
    joana67 joana67 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I just had a fight with my boyfriend over a

    feminism issue, which not only spoke volumes about his point of view but about him. It makes me resent myself because though I know I'm doing the right thing, I still want to be with him.
    khadiie khadiie 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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 think the patriarchy(tm) is starting to

    cooperate with the reptilians from the inner earth. I've already called Alex Jones on to the case....this could get ugly.
    TotalJerkface TotalJerkface 26-30, M Feb 5

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    Hey there! A few months ago I started my final

    assignment in high school, it's a very big document that has to be done in order to graduate. The thing is, my subject was Feminism. I talked about a great many of things but one subject I have sadly only spoken a few sentences about. I felt guilty when I noticed it (too late...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Sometimes I hate men.

    Not in a way that I they should be subservient or less than women But I hate how obsessed they are with themselves. They think they're the answer to everyone woman's problem. And it's just so laughable.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    I am a trademans working in a heavily male

    populated trade/industry with a female apprentice. even though she has 4 other trademans. I'm really the only person who is willing to teach her, as my colleagues are old men with little to no regard towards women in the workplace especially one who wants to become a tradey...
    LameSauce01 LameSauce01 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    But am I not considered a true feminist

    if I would be happy being the housewife? My boyfriend works hard and long hours some days, and I feel it's only right of me to take care of him, as much as he takes care of me. Not because I believe in gender roles, but because that's what I WANT to do. I don't mind cooking our...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 23

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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'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, 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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    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 39 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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

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