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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 7 Responses Jan 20

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    Hey so I've been watching this smaller Youtuber,

    Ashley Mardell, and she has a running segment on her channel called the ABC's of LGBT that explores the very complex variations of gender and sexuality. I encourage you guys to watch it because I feel like we need to learn about all the ways feminism can help other people are...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F Aug 7

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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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    God damn it ladies! There are

    so many places were you have the same legal right to walk around topless and men. Why are you not doing it?! Get on that ****! Be the change you want to see!
    DeaddWolf DeaddWolf 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 7

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    "HuMAN??? Why not huPEOPLE?

    !?! God. I hate all these gendered words. Why do we have to be so exclusive??" - Literally how people sound when they complain about calling it feminism.
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Respect girls who want to save themselves

    for marriage. Respect girls who don't like commitment and enjoy sleeping around. Respect girls who want to wait till they find a good guy. Respect girls who think virginity is just a social construct. Respect girls who love sex. Respect girls who hate sex. Respect girls who are...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 2

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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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    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 love how on video game forums my user name

    and icon aren't gender specific and people call me "he," treat me with respect and politely walk me through my tech problems without making comments about the technological "inability" of my gender :/
    Drag0nMaster Drag0nMaster 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 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 18 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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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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    "Romatic" movies and tv shows have encourage us

    to rap­e women. How often have you seen the following scene: Man and woman are getting close to each other, the tension is palpable. The man kisses her, after a second she pulls away. "no!" she says "i can't!". That doesn't stop him. He goes back for round two and she protests...
    CaptainGarg0yle CaptainGarg0yle 26-30, M Aug 16

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    I personally hate when people assume feminists

    loathe men. No, feminists believe in gender equality. and no, not all feminists are lesbians
    scotiana scotiana 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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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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    Comic books are so sexist

    and it's getting on my nerves. There is panel after panel of guys and superheroes getting all fu­cked up and beaten but apparently we can't show the same thing happening to superheroines. What the hell is that?! Women are people just like men. These girls are superheroes just...
    LivingForFreeedom LivingForFreeedom 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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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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    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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    "Romatic" movies and tv shows have encourage us

    to rap­e women. How often have you seen the following scene: Man and woman are getting close to each other, the tension is palpable. The man kisses her, after a second she pulls away. "no!" she says "i can't!". That doesn't stop him. He goes back for round two and she protests...
    CaptainGargoyle CaptainGargoyle 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    BiggerWatch BiggerWatch 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    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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    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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    Let's be real: if you're anti-feminist then the

    reality is that you're just a bitter, lonely mess who hates women because he can't get one or because one broke his heart. With a side-option of simply being ignorant of what feminism actually is.
    CaptainGargoyle CaptainGargoyle 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    haleymc haleymc 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 3

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

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    I love the amount of radical feminists on this

    tag... no actually, I hate it. If you think having the right to go out in public in a sports bra is more important than your sisters of colour being the most unprotected people in America, you can go straight out the door and hit your head on the way out.
    Agenderra Agenderra 13-15 2 Responses a week 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 35 Responses Nov 20, 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 11 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    Theres a guy on youtube what does a nice job of

    explaining the madness of feminism.https://www.youtube.com/user/bane666au/videosI'm not a PUA or MRA for the record but it's good to see somebody is standing up to these hive lords in an intelligent manner. If the voice on the video bothers you too bad. The guy is Austrailain...
    Anonymous0900 Anonymous0900 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    So I was talking with this guy

    and he made some comments that just made me feel sorry for him. I mentioned I made myself a martini to help with cleaning my house. He said why was I cleaning my house by myself. I said my boyfriend was away and I had nothing else to do. He then said how lucky my boyfriend is...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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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    If your feminism isn't including trans women,

    disabled women, women of colour, s*x workers, mentally ill women, poor women, masculine women, and LGBT+ women, what are you even doing calling yourself a feminist?
    Agenderra Agenderra 13-15 3 Responses a week ago

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    flowersforroadkill flowersforroadkill 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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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 36 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    The most ridiculous thing I ever heard on EP is

    when someone said "all men would rape if given the opportunity." That is the most anti-feminist thing I have ever heard.
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 12 Responses Aug 11

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    I've always preferred listening to my partner

    in a relationship, but that doesn't mean I'm willing to have my values and opinions turned over, and it doesn't mean I am not a feminist. The world used to be filled with ethnocentric people, but now most developed world countries are anti-racism, and I believe females should be...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Religion is the main reason

    why I became an Women/girls right activist. In the religious household (I grew up in ) Girls are bully targets because women are below men according to the bible when there is inappropiate touching involved then the girls get yelled at for provoking him. Like It's our fault he...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    AvinaRain AvinaRain 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    Sometimes I hear some self proclaimed genius

    tell women that "not shaving and not wearing makeup and cutting off your hair and sleeping with people or whatever isn't empowering, do this instead that's truly empowering" and I get so annoyed. Who the hell are you to tell me how I empower myself? I personally stopped shaving...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 a week ago

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    http://jezebel.com/homme-de-plume-what-i-learned-sending-my-novel-out-und-1720637627 "I wanted to know more of how the Georges of the world live, so I sent more. Total data: George sent out 50 queries, and had his manuscript requested 17 times. He is eight and a half times...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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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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    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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    I'm a parent to a wonderful 5-year old little

    lady.... and I have apprehensions about the Bratz franchise. She noticed one of the movies on Netflix and wanted to watch it.... but I was ill-prepared.... Me: "We don't want to watch that...." Her: "Why not, daddy?" Me: "Well.... those girls are.... yucky...." Her: "Why?" Me...
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 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 4 Responses Jan 3

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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 6 Responses Jul 7, 2014