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I Am a Feminist

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    Hi everyone! My name is Stella,

    i'm 18 and from the south of Italia. I have one (little) sister and four brothers. I grew up in a rather conservative and religious family, where rules have to be followed and rule-breakers disciplined ; but not in the same way according to gender... While my brothers are...
    Stella615 Stella615 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I refer read an article titled,

    Chivalry Isn't Dead but Women are Killing it. I really wish people would stop blaming women for the "death" of chivalry and realize it's evolved.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    does not beg and is independent.

    ...im more independent and i am home.. how come your dont screw your man and you have your own place FAT COW...huh.. You got your own place sand but you now screw...how come..i probably screw more then you and im home... How come you got a house...no fk your man...he in...
    Justafatcow46 Justafatcow46 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My gf was seen being out with her date by an

    aquaintance who saw it fit to call her a **** behind her back. She knows we got a kind of semi open relationsip too and it's not cheating. Why do some women keep maintaining double standards for themselves? And especially for other women? Irritating...
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I believe men and women should be treated

    equally, and I hope none of you are too feminist to the point of turning around what the spectrum once was. Herberdeluja.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I thought this was very inspiring.

    Cliche? Maybe. True? Yes. 'Hoe/****' is attacking women for their right to say yes. 'Friendzone' is attacking women for their right to say no. & '*****' is attacking women for their right to call you on it.
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 11

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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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    I recently turned 24,

    and now that I'm in my mid twenties I'm constantly reminded that I'm getting older and it is time for me to be looking to settle down. Why is it that men at my age are told to go out and "enjoy" themselves whereas I and other women around the world are near enough advised to...
    Bunny808 Bunny808 22-25, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    “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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    So I'm going into cosmetology,

    and I'm excited because that's going to give me the building blocks to do theatrical makeup (special effects). I was a little annoyed about the outfits. No not because it's not cute enough. I think it unfair that guys have a option to choose what color they want. For girl you...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Oh my gosh. I just say someone say,

    " An atheist is an atheist until the plane goes down, just like a feminist is a feminist until she finds a husband." I completely forget that getting married means I suddenly don't want to be treated like a human being.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    infinitygirl98 infinitygirl98 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm in my mid-20's and this is the point in life

    where you figure out a lot about yourself. After the extensive dating game (long term, short term, flings, etc...) and various other experiences, I've figured out that I don't see a husband in my future, let alone children. Sure, there might be an off-chance that that'll change...
    katalinax katalinax 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 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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    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 believe society is structured in

    such a way that people who happen to be born females end up with much reduced chances at life, and living a huge deal of oppression. I'm one of those women that will not allow this to get worse. :)
    AnnieLexxon AnnieLexxon 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 12 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    I mean i believe in equality

    and all that stuff but when a woman hits a guy and expects him to not hit her because shes a girl thats not very equal in my opinion,i got in a fight with a guy and i equally whipped his a** but when the cops came i didn't point the finger at the guy because we both started it...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    The other day a couple of friends,

    my boyfriend, and I went to a sex shop for various things. As we were checking out, I somehow made a feminist comment and the cashier (who was also a woman) gave me a small disapproving look. She then looked at my boyfriend and made a comment along the lines of me hating men...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    If the power of religious groups increases,

    so does the oppression of women. Women are oppressed in all religions
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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 8 Responses Jun 26

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days 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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    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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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Why all the positive attributes pertainig inner

    strength should be inclusive to men.For example they would say she is a man she is so strong wtf !
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    And I have utmost respect

    for men who believe in feminism.
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 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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    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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    I find it kind of sexist

    that God is always referred to as a man. Just another way to justify oppressing women. I think if there is one "it" would most definitely be a woman as women symbolize the creation of life and the start of everything. The fragile yet graceful and strong balance in life. We refer...
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you say women don't deserve the same rights

    as men, let me just say.. I can't hear you because your mouth is full of horse ****.
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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 32 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    feminist does not blow her husband

    for money...she has her own money
    Justafatcow46 Justafatcow46 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Quit using the term 'feminazi.

    ' Just because I am a feminist does not make me a holier-than-thou, man-hating, angry broad that believes females are the superior sex. Yes, women like this do exist but they are not true feminists. I can guarantee that over 90% of the feminist population does not act this way...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 5 Responses 21 hrs 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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    enjoywhileucan enjoywhileucan 18-21, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Women deserve much better.

    as a good man I can't stand to see how badly you all are treated still in 2014.Correct me if I'm wrong but they are trying (or already have) passed some kind of law here in my state that is allowing women to carry guns on campus as part of the "no means no" campaign. I think this...
    jordanluuv jordanluuv 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is AMAZING! Over 5000 feminists in this

    group! :) Maybe the world can yet be saved from male oppression and stupidty!
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 7 Responses 23 hrs 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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    Man suffers from a great inferiority complex.

    He cannot give birth to kids. It is one of the deepest unconscious inferiorities in man yes UNCONSCIOUS .He knows the woman is superior, because i do not think there can be nothing higher than giving birth to life.
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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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    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 will just leave this here

    for everyone... I was kind enough to leave out this gentleman's username.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 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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    Feminism is incredibly important to me

    because I am so fascinated by peaceful activism, the riot grrrl movement, women's studies, and issues around women's rights. Feminism has also helped me take my mind off of the things that have upset me, especially since learning about how I can make a difference through art and...
    actioncat42 actioncat42 16-17 2 Responses 2 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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    "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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    I think it would help others to understand our

    position if we began using quotes & statistics to validate our claims instead of generalizing them. So instead of saying, "men slutshame women" (not ALL men do this), why not refer to a study that actually compared how much women are shamed to how much men are? I'm pretty sure...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 20 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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