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    NSW Rape. - READ: Sydney teen gang-raped after leaving party READ: Indian police arrest four over gang rape READ: Police negotiate with siege fugitive READ: Rapist on the run...
    petiterebel petiterebel 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Lalala. - Contrary to popular belief, being a feminist doesn't mean I hate anybody.I just think gender roles are stupid and evil.Everyone should be able to wear frilly pink dresses...
    MoibyDick MoibyDick 18-21 8 Responses Nov 16, 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...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 11 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    Today I made a comment about being an intelligent individual to a male friend of mine, who by the way puts himself high up on a pedestal above every other living being. Was that...
    Winter154 Winter154 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I'm a feminist. I love equality. There's still lots of inequality in the world and in society. Lots of stereotypes and harsh laws and overall horrible things happening to people...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 days ago

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      When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I identify as a feminist shamelessly and happily. In a previous story I mentioned how I used to be confused about what feminism really was. And when I want to know more about...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    This was written recently by Paul Elam, noted Mens Rights Activist and caveman. "To be even more frank, a lot of the latter group are starting to take a look at what modern women...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    If You Are Such A Feminist Then Why Do You Wear Make Up And Have A Boyfriend. - firstly, i have a boyfriend as he respects me as his equal and treats me as such, not all feminists...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Which One Are You- Hope Your Not - Before the misogynists start ranting and get their panties in a bind, on about how many men are abused by women, how many women kill their...
    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    It is women's history month. These are the words of a great woman.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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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...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    I love to call myself a proud feminist after spending a lot of time learning about what it is and why we need it. When I started reading about sexual objectification of women it...
    untetheredsoul untetheredsoul 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    I Have A Simple Philosophy! - I don't really consider myself a feminist or anti-feminist but I do have a simple rule. Treat me as an equal and with respect and I in return will...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    An Article About Being A Man And A Feminist - This article nicely sums up why I am a feminist. I especially identify with the statements he makes about the tools feminism teaches...
    TheRedBandit TheRedBandit 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F Feb 15

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    Of Course I'm a Feminist - I'm a feminist because I believe in equality and equal rights and equal opportunity.  I dont ask for special rights or privileges, and I dont want...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 16 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    "she Asked For It"... ? -
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 13 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Amidst Stereotypes, Yes I Am - I don't believe that labels should define anyone before you get to know them. Although I am a feminist, I love men. And I love the...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    I am a super duper feminist and if ur misogynistic in any way ill call ur trashy a ss out. if ur a terf or radfem , die tho
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Happy international women's day! Is anyone here for or against this day who wants to talk about it? Some people think it's an important way of promoting gender equality on a global...
    ManicRomantic ManicRomantic 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    Blurred Lines Feminist Parody ~ The Law Revue Girls - (Awesome...)
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    ...but I wasn't until recently. It was actually my husband who encouraged me to learn about feminism; I was (regrettably) pretty adamantly anti-feminist before I met him, and I...
    Shoobie11 Shoobie11 22-25, F Feb 20

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    Spitting Mad .... Again! -  A woman, FALSLY ACCUSED of making up a rape... has had her case dismissed!!!! Here it is... read all about it!!!! Rape victim's lawsuit...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 12 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    I only discovered feminism two years ago. I stumbled upon it really. I learned about the womans suffrage movement when I was younger but had no idea that feminism was so necessary...
    cali94nia cali94nia 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I do not want to work to obtain an m.D. simply to be told that I shouldn't get paid as much gas a male in the same position. I also am a lesbian and shouldn't be viewed as weaker...
    katierose23 katierose23 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I walk the line sometimes...as a feminist of colour. I sometimes am called upon to explain to other African American and Black Creole women why I affiliate myself with a movement...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    A French Film Showing Men What Being A Woman Feels Like Kinda Nails ItIts pretty unsettling. You don't really understand until you've put yourself in the other person's shoes...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 10 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm a college student in a major dominated by men. I've been the only female in most of my classes. And of course it dawned on me in the beginning I'm truly at a disadvantage being...
    Mina20 Mina20 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    http://www.amazon.com/Pornland-How-****-Hijacked-Sexuality/dp/0807001546/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top since EP's features won't let me POST This as is b ut the content ISN't abusive...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Feb 27

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    The fight for women s right is not over yet Payment gap women get 20% less payment than their male counter part just because they are women Employment discrimination a study...
    soran13 soran13 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Repost: Schrodinger's R@Pist - http://kateharding.net/2009/10/08/guest-blogger-starling-schrodinger%E2%80%99s-rapist-or-a-guy%E2%80%99s-guide-to-approaching-strange-women-without...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 8 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Great things can be accomplished when women are empowered, particularly in an ideal environment in which they can be able to do so. Abuse and misogyny are not conditions that I...
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    It's not about women, it's about equality. It's about destroying the gender divide and removing the associations we have with masculinity and femininity. They just encourage...
    singalot singalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 14 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Now this is a powerful woman speaking some truth.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Mar 3

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    We teach girls to shrink themselves To make themselves smaller We say to girls "You can have ambition But not too much You should aim to be successful But not too successful...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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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...
    jadakaii jadakaii 31-35, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I don't understand why a lot of feminist women today are against housewives. Maybe I'm wrong, but when I tell people my dream is to be a housewife and raise my children, I get a...
    SaraEli802 SaraEli802 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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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...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    I had lunch today with a friend who used to be a colleague at the company where I worked (I retired in 2012). She told me some very bad news about a co-worker. This co-worker was a...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    Satire is a great way of shedding light on a situation. My friend Zeeva70 hipped me to this one
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Feb 24

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    Let's get things clear here: I'm an opponent of radical feminism, as I am with all forms of radicalism. However, I am an egalitarian and feminism is a subset of those beliefs. My...
    RustinCohle RustinCohle 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Someone message me!! i want to talk about this one baby doll that was taken off the market but it won't let me post because apparently b**** are sexual objects before they're a...
    godhatesfacts godhatesfacts 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    that’s exactly what i’m so tired of. these women are good for so much more than !@#$INg and being Desired and I just wish they’d do more. for the more EMPATHETIC gender I...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 1