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I Am a Feminist

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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 lot of hate. Don't get me wrong. I understand my dream is VERY unlikely, and plan to go to school for something I really enjoy, but it just seems...
    SaraEli802 SaraEli802 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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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 because of that.
    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 mostly governed by those whom they see as privileged. Black men also ask me what rights I could possibly think THEY have in...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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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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    I Respect Them

    I'm getting real tired of hearing people ***** about Feminists and about how all they do is man-bash. 1) ALL Feminists DON'T man-bash, ignorant boobs. Feminists don't even do that. WHY would they bash a gender that they're trying to help? 2) Yes. I did say that they were trying...
    EmotionalPrincess EmotionalPrincess 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I need feminism because

    after my father told me he was bragging to his colleagues about my success living and paying for my own schooling, he then made the comment that my brother needed to stop acting like a girl. Because it's okay for my brother to yield the same success as I do, but God forbid he...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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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 hate men, in fact i love men,they are some of my best friends and best experiences have occurred as a result of loving men. The only men i "hate" are chauvinistic, the pigs who...
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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 13 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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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 main beef with radical feminism is that, for one, it tarnishes the reputation of what is otherwise a fundamentally rational movement. On a more...
    RustinCohle RustinCohle 18-21, M 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 scale, some people think it's damaging because it singles women out as being special and different. What about you?
    ManicRomantic ManicRomantic 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8

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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 21 Responses Jan 19

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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 treat you the same!
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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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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    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 holed up in Melbourne house READ: DNA links man to two Adelaide attacks They are hunting a pack of five men...
    petiterebel petiterebel 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 4, 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 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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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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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    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 want them to CHANGE the WORLD. don’t sit around waiting to exist and be desired. you’re good for SO much more It’s why I...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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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 Otherwise you will threaten the man" Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage I am expected to make my life choices Always...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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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 attempted to make the case that feminism is destroying society or whatever... And then he pointed out that I didn't actually know...
    Shoobie11 Shoobie11 22-25, F Feb 20

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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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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 conformity and social divisions. I don't want to feel like a second-class citizen. Why should I feel ashamed for being a girl...
    singalot singalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Why I Am Not a Feminist

      If a feminist is a woman who wants equality with men, like equal pay, then I don't need to be a feminist.  I make more than any man does in my field. And yet, I am not a traditionalist either. I wouldn’t want to stay at home with bound feet like my great-great...
    xiaomei xiaomei 26-30, F 45 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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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 5 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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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 something I've found that communicating with people that are involved in the topic is a good way to get an accurate vibe about it. And that's...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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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    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 if they want to.And no one should feel forced into one.
    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 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 11 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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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 have become and figuring out that Hanna Rosin and women like her can be replaced with a dishwasher, a Panini press and a fleshlight – all...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 18

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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 body part.
    godhatesfacts godhatesfacts 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 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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    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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    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 ans is PRO-feminst http://sublatingyournotions.tumblr.com/post/77993164551/http-www-amazon-com...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Feb 27

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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 dismissed Friday, April 03, 2009 By Karen Kane, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A federal suit filed by a Butler County rape victim who...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 12 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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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 conducted by san fernando college found that a male with phd degree has way better chance in having permanent teaching position and a...
    soran13 soran13 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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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 fact that I can take care of myself. My independence is important to me. In the last ten, twenty years...there was a third movement of...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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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 the same way. They don't like to say they are feminists because of the negative implications. Feminism: The advocacy of women's rights on the...
    jadakaii jadakaii 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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 and strong today. I began to read a lot of articles and follow a few blogs about rape culture and patriarchy and even learned about the wage...
    cali94nia cali94nia 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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 to give them either.  This doesnt make me a manhater or anything like it, I think it just makes me human. 
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 16 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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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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    Obviously, because everyone should be feminist.

    The problem is that many people don't even know what feminism means... I get sad when i hear women saying they are not feminists. Like what the hell, you don't think you deserve the same rights as men??? you think you're inferior than men??? schools should definitely educate...
    juliegreen2 juliegreen2 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 would wish upon anyone.
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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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-being-maced/I discovered the following blog post, I am reposting it here. The reason I am reposting it? This really encapsulates...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 8 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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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 because of their gender. That's just sad. And it needs to change. Feminism has made me much more aware of certain things and I'll...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 was like waking up from a nightmare lol. I suddenly realized a lot of things about myself, why I used to think a certain way, why I had low...
    untetheredsoul untetheredsoul 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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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 to identify and deal with sexism and bullying.http://www.policymic.com/articles/63065/5-powerful-reasons-i-m-a-male-feminist
    TheRedBandit TheRedBandit 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 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 children, etc, etc, don't bother. Every piece of credible research produced in every country in the world where this work has been done...
    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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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. Every man should view this video.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 10 Responses Feb 16

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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 tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty. The world teaches you that the way you exist in it is disgusting...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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 female in this degree and many of my professors have also made that quite obvious. At that point on I've made it a quest of mine to be at the...
    Mina20 Mina20 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Related Experiences

    I actually love feminism and I think it was a wise choice for me to actually start looking at gender norms and stereotypes. Since I started chatting with other feminists, I've...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    Everyone knows that the only things women enjoy are having periods and making my damn dinner! (Looks for a sarcastic smiley..can't find one..hopes people figure it out all by...
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