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    If you want a good view on Feminism,

    look up Carly Fiorina's speech on feminism. It is a wonderful thing. My favorite statement goes something like this. "Feminism is the right for women to choose what they want to do with their lives. Whether they want to stay at home and raise 5 kids or become a CEO- or run for...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    You can be a feminist

    and still be a tough guy, you can be a feminist and love sexiness(this goes for both genders), you can be a feminist and kind, you can be a feminist and be sane, you can be a feminist and be a regular person, you can be a feminist man, Feminism is about equality, the only people...
    guymanly2 guymanly2 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why people have a negative

    view of the angry feminist stereotype. Like yes I'm a feminist. And yes I'm fvcking angry. Im angry because of the wage gap. I'm angry because women aren't given equal opportunity in the workforce. I'm angry about gender roles. I'm angry because women don't have equal...
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    Good morning all. I just have a question

    for you people. What do you think society is going to be like if feminists actually do take over unironically? This concept terrifies me sometimes. Women, already have less sympathy for men. So I imagine we would really be thrown to the wolves if women become the dominant...
    YourDailyDose YourDailyDose 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    So is everyone aware we should be against

    abortion because it's something men sold to us in the 60's? This is why I should just shake my head and move on and not engage rabid pro lifers...
    saintangel saintangel 22-25, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am inclined to shed some light on the topic

    'FEMINISM.' I am angry and flushed with rage, and I am not even going to try to conceal my temper. Never have I thought I'd be subjected to such unjustified ridicule. To start off, I take pride in not complaining and I usually keep opinions to myself - it helps me meditate in a...
    missdoublelife missdoublelife 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't understand people

    who say feminism is about women being better than men. That's not what it's about at all. As a feminist I support equal rights. I'm fighting for equality for women, but also for things like abolishing the bias that makes it harder for men to gain custody of their children, men's...
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was walking to the store this morning to grab

    a few things. This car full of Morphodites drove by and felt the need to yell "Look out! It's the unibomber!" While pointing and laughing at me. I guess street harassment is pretty annoying from the other end. I flipped off the peanut gallery and they drove off in what I'm...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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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 support "radical" feminism

    because no one ever achieved equality by asking politely. No one is going to just hand it out, if you want it you've gotta fight to take it.
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I’m a feminist. I support the word

    because women who fought for my rights, used that word. I feel like changing it is belittling them. All the women (and as the movement increased) and men, who fought for my rights, I’ll be forever grateful. I never want to debate. I don’t know the entire history of feminism...
    TrickRTreat17 TrickRTreat17 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    How do you feel about a woman changing her name

    to her husband's when she gets married?
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 11

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    I believe that no woman should have to worry

    about getting raped on the lone walk home at any hour of the day or night. But I do not live in the clouds and ignore what really goes on in the world. The fact of the matter is that there are sexual predators around, whether we like it or not. As much as a woman deserves not to...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Here is a paragraph from Hanna Rosin Blog some

    might find it interesting.-----------------------------------------------------------------***The postindustrial economy is indifferent to men’s size and strength. The attributes that are most valuable today—social intelligence, open communication, the ability to sit...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    What will the world look like

    if Feminists rise to power? A little something like this. .Feminists hate all people. Once men are out of the way, they will turn on themselves. They are greedy and they also smell like feet and onions.
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Romantic films distort love

    and relationships for women in the exact same way that po­rnography distorts sex for men. Strangely i have seen more than one woman disagree with this idea. Can't bring to mind why
    DeaddWolf DeaddWolf 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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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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    Today I found out this woman youtuber called

    feminism lol and she thinks feminism is stupid and I really don't get girls who say that like are you ok that women get less paid at a job while the guy next to her get more money just because he's a boy or do you want to walk on the street and then a bunch of dudes will look...
    ronyida ronyida 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs 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 11 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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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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    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 11 Responses Jan 25

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    No I don't hate men. No I don't hate girly

    girls. No i'm not mad at men. It's not their fault that it has been rooted in their brains since they were a child that they have to be tough, and girls should be taken care of. And it's not girls fault that they accept it, for the same reason. My heart just breaks to know that...
    AlwaysRestless AlwaysRestless 16-17, F Jul 15

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    As some of you may know,

    I broke my toe very badly recently I have given a big giant walking boot that makes getting about cumbersome and slow and limits my mobility. So I was crossing the street today and I see that this guy is just going to walk into me. I can't move in time to get out of the way...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 3

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    No I don't hate men. No I don't hate girly

    girls. No i'm not mad at men. It's not their fault that it has been rooted in their brains since they were a child that they have to be tough, and girls should be taken care of. And it's not girls fault that they accept it, for the same reason. My heart just breaks to know that...
    AlwaysRestless AlwaysRestless 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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"
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 8 Responses Jan 20

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    Women: we actually don't exist to please

    men Men: literally what is this new age feminazi lesbian bullshit
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 4 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 11 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    Target Under Fire for 'objectifying' T-Shirt

    for Women.A T-shirt being sold at Target’s stores and on its website has sparked a backlash online, as many customers are claiming the top is offensive to women.The black shirt, which has the word “trophy” in bold white letters across the front and costs $12.99...
    IDAK IDAK 70+ 2 Responses 6 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 10 Responses Jan 13

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    Brogann Brogann 16-17 1 Response Jul 19

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    Recently ive been giving my gf a bit of hard

    time everytime she struggles to do something in high heels and or tight skirt/dress and asking why women are always complaing more than men. Everytime she has problems with stairs, getting in/out of cars and just walking in general, she says why dont you try them and see how it...
    rra92 rra92 22-25, M 4 Responses 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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    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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    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 hrs ago

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

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    Powerful ad. Stop shaming women

    for breastfeeding in public
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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 just saw someone say.

    .. "A man can''t be a feminist. Any man who is a feminist cannot be trusted." Oh really? So, you can't trust a man who supports the equality of rights between men and women? and this woman calls herself a feminist, meanwhile she's basically saying a man doesn't have the right...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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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 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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