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I Am a Feminist

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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 3 days ago

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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been a top priority for me. 3) I also date women so there's that. 4) My boyfriend is also a feminist so your "logic" is outdated.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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    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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    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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    https://vimeo.com/80276526 Cesar debe morir.

    La guerra contra las mujeres. Canción de Bebe
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Pseudo-neuroscience seems to me to be the new

    frontier of sexism. I was in a debate with someone today on EP when the subject of the "typical female brain" came up. Recently there has been a lot of reporting on the differences between a 'male' and 'female' brain. Reading these pronouncements one could be forgiven for...
    Faerylightonleave Faerylightonleave 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 17

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    You know it's true and I do too,

    feminists hate me and you. 
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day 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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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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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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    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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    So what does your average feminist think about

    equal representation of men and women in certain positions like firefighters or the army? Do you think it's ok to admit that the average woman cannot do everything men can do? Do you think it's reasonable to hold women to a lower standard than their male colleagues? Personally I...
    CaptainGargoyle CaptainGargoyle 26-30, M 8 Responses Jun 20

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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 a week ago

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    Feminism is the radical notion

    that women are actually human beings
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 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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    Anyone who shames women

    for brvast feeding in public should be ashamed of themselves. Stop making all nudity sound svxualized. This is what is wrong with the world. Stop making natural acts seem immoral. https://www.distractify.com/right-to-feed-1204053122.html
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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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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    "Not all men" is a way to ignore

    and escape an issue that overwhelmingly occurs due to the male gender. Not all men disconnects you from it. Not all men excuses men from the issues that are statistically escalating due to extreme sexism. Not all men takes away from the problem. "Not all men" denies that men...
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Is it sexist to not want to hire women?

    Before someone freaks out allow me to elaborate: So i work in a predominantly male job and the fact is that when we introduce a girl is messes things up. The guys start acting differently, get into more fights, work doesn't go as smoothly. As an employer would it be sexist of me...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 22-25, M 17 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "Equality does not mean everyone gets the same

    thing because we are all inherently different. Equality is recognizing differences and making sure everyone gets the same opportunity based on those differences, which isn’t always “equal”."
    equinoxxx equinoxxx 13-15 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 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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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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    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 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 38 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    LoganSurfing LoganSurfing 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 16

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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 51-55, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 a week ago

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    It only takes respect.

    Why is it so difficult for some people? We are humans first. But society and its stereotypes are like a web..
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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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    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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    People wanting to rename feminism to "equalism"

    is why we still need feminism
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Megan Trainor really ****** me off.

    "Dear Future Husband" is an absolute horror and so fukcing sexist I can't even stand it. she says "don't have a dirty mind" but then objectifies herself by saying she'll reward her husband with sex if he behaves the way she wants and does literally everything! as if he were a...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 15

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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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    I get so upset when I see cheating,

    lying, lazy *** men with several women getting upset because they can't have him. It's like....who is he to deserve that? Most of these women are beautiful & have a lot going for them while he's struggling to keep a job..
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Eqalitism- the belief in equality of everyone

    no matter what (I made that up)
    sonjajoanne sonjajoanne 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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