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    This is so important.

    http://samuel-warde.com/2015/01/5-stupidest-arguments-feminism/
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 22-25, F 39 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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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 looked for Mary Wollstonecraft in 5

    encyclopedias. I found her in one. I found her husband, whom I'd never heard of before yesterday, in three of them.
    Katiebug7 Katiebug7 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    “Destroy the idea that men should respect

    women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.”
    starsarediamonds starsarediamonds 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    falloutcats falloutcats 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why should a woman get arrested

    for doing anything a man can do?
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I think it is right and just

    that a man cannot force a woman to have an abortion. If she wants to endure the pregnancy and/or become a mother then it is her right to be the master of her own life. I do not think it is right and just that a man has no say in whether or not he becomes a father and all of the...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Clarification

    Ah, I see that there is some confusion as to whether people identify as a feminist or not. Fear not, clarification is forthcoming; it is not nearly as difficult to ascertain as one might think. A quote from Caitlin Moran; short, sweet, and oh- so- logical: "So here is the...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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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"
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 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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    why are some women so annoyed

    when guys hit on them or check them out? like... personally, I enjoy being hit on and/or checked out by people. It's a compliment. That is a mans way of complimenting you on your body/looks, and some women hate that. why do people hate it? would you rather never get looked at...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Hi ladies. Just wondering about your thoughts

    on this characterization of men­. I was talking to a girl on here and this was her view of men. Am i the only one who finds this incredibly sexist not to mention inaccurate? "we take care of our children [imply men don't], we don't run from are responsibilites [implying men...
    XeroGraphic XeroGraphic 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh, for goodness's sake!

    !! I went to 'I am a Feminist' and there are only anti-feminism posts. Seriously? Has the word 'feminism' become a taboo? If you're a feminist, that automatically makes you a bad person? I'm astounded. What is wrong with wanting equality for genders? That's what feminism is. Why...
    Randomization13 Randomization13 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Walking home from class some guy decided to

    stop me and tell me I have a "nice rack". After I told him to shove it he proceeded to grab my arm and insult me for " being a c**t who can't take a compliment". What this poor excuse for a man didn't think about is that I am someone's daughter. I am someone's sister. I am...
    hotstreak426 hotstreak426 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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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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    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 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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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 12 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    Yes, I am a feminist.

    I am a person who believes in the social, political, and economical equality of both genders. That does not mean that I hate men, that I don't shave, and that I don't wear bras. I don't know where these negative stereotypes of feminism were created, but like other feminists I am...
    glomilk glomilk 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    WHAT FEMINISM IS: -Equity

    for ALL: genders, sexes, sexual identities, ages, races, etc. -Knowing the difference between equity and equality. -Knowing the difference between SEX differences and GENDER differences -Acknowledging that women are oppressed. -Understanding that in some venues, women...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Anita Sarkeesian. I've watched a couple of her

    videos and i've always felt that she was primarily full of sh­it. This guys does a very good job of articulating exactly why she is full of sh­it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Ju-1I1DTU ­ This one is actually quite good and much much shorter if you don't have the time...
    SirSamVimes SirSamVimes 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    "Some people ask: “Why the word feminist?

    Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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 23 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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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 20 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    Actually I have talked to several people

    growing up in the 1950's and beyond and they all tell me that women had zero rights back then. You can see it in original shows and all that. The whole "poise and grace" women should be women, women are best seen not heard (also used on children to) kind of ideals. These people...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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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    I am a feminist, but the term confuses me

    because it is defined as someone that believes in equal rights for all genders but then again masculinists are also people who believe in equal rights for all genders so... What? I'd rather not be a feminist or a masculinists because those terms are gender specific, but couldn't...
    stuforyou stuforyou 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    "Rush Limbaugh's soft,

    ****** body."
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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 11 Responses Jan 13

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    I never considered myself s feminist

    until I began having sex. I never thought that I was unlucky being a woman until I realized that I would be looked down upon for embracing my sexuality while people of the opposite sex would be praised for doing the same thing. I never thought I needed feminism until the words...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 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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    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 8 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jan 3

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    I find it interesting

    that society doesn't care when the media sexualized women, when men sexualize women, when the school or government sexualize women but when a woman is in control and willingly sexualized herself, it's wrong and disgusting.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I'd like to see society finally shun the idea

    of the perfect body image and embrace that all bodies are beautiful. But there's big money to be made in the secularization and eroticism of the perfect body image, and since the industry is predominantly male, I don't see a change from them anytime soon. Maybe if enough of...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    The breast feeding in public debate is probably

    my favorite. How dare you use your boobs for their intended purposes. And the amount of people who actually get upset over it! It's so ridiculous.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    And I have utmost respect

    for men who believe in feminism.
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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 9 Responses 4 days ago

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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'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 12 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    God i am so sick of "feminists" getting bent

    out of shape over every little thing. I swear they're just hunting for news ways to be offended. Like that business with Mat Taylor from a few weeks ago. The man is part of a team that achieves an incredible feat of engineering and space travel but he made the mistake of wearing...
    CanibleCorps CanibleCorps 26-30, M 9 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days 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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    "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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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    If women can do anything men can,

    why have they never successfully oppressed an entire gender?
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 8

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