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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, 2015

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    BELOW IS AN ARTICLE A M-R-A WROTE COMPLAINING

    ABOUT HOW FEMINIST SAY WOMEN DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION, THE RIGHT TO LEARN READ, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE HOME TO PURSUE A CAREER, HE WROTE A LIST OF NAMES OF WOMEN WHO DARED TO CROSS THE LINE, TO GET THE GOLDEN GOOSE THAT MEN HAD ENJOYED FOR MANY YEARS !! BUT WHAT HE...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 11 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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    I am a feminist. And I am proud to be one.

    Why is it that most people believe that feminism is putting females on top of men? Feminism is believing in gender equality, and believing that women have the same rights as men do. Why is it that every 5 women in this world one of them gets raped? Why is it that women get...
    cassandraaxo cassandraaxo 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    "she?s like all the rest With her fog,

    her amphetamine and her pearls She takes just like a woman, yes, she does She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does And she aches just like a woman But she breaks just like a little girl." Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman I totally idealize this guy, but now I'm chewing on...
    Starbr1ght Starbr1ght 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=B0qIs8RAENs I don't know if any of you guys have seen or heard about this video that's gone viral but I think it's a very enlightening and positive to what feminism is all about. This is about sororities and while I understand that not all sororities are like this I know that...
    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    How can Women be unaccepting towards Feminism?

    I think they are a lot more idiotic than men who are against feminist movements. Because they continue the Legacy of Chauvinism that held women in mental chains. And the MRA will disregard your support for all these years when we are sent back to the stone age because to them...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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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 10 Responses Jan 25, 2015

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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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    It wasn't just men who won wars

    or did great things through history. Ahhotep,Artemisia I of Caria. Fu Hao, The Trung Sisters, Queen Boudicca, Zenobia,Tomoe Gozen,Tamar Of Georgia,Grace O Malley,Nakano Takeko, Queen Mother Yaa, Dahomey Amazons, Yip Wing chun were Real Women warriors who didnt let gender hold...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why do I personally need feminism?

    My today's experience partly answers that question: I had to go to a rheumatologist because of some problem of mine. I really liked this doctor the previous time I went there because she seemed to love her job and it was a relatable feeling since my dream is to study medicine...
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    When a perfect stranger uses a demeaning term

    of endearment, like "little one" or "missy", even if it makes no sense, use it to refer to them in your reply. They will knock it off pretty quickly.
    PollyAmoreMMF PollyAmoreMMF 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 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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    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 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I don't understand why feminists would have any

    problems with cheating. 1. Marriage is a commercial agreement. 2. Terminate agreement in advance (cheating), charge a certain amount of penalty. 3. It all boils down to money, men just need to pay a fee for cheating. I am personally quite willing to pay my penalty if I cheat on...
    cracklecradle cracklecradle 22-25, M 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    Emotional intelligence is the key to productive

    meetings! http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/01/the-secret-to-smart-groups-isnt-smart-people/384625/
    lovenlight77 lovenlight77 36-40, F Jan 20

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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, 2015

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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 4 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Moonmine Moonmine 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 24

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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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    About that whole "Forced feminity" thiing though

    and the Social system and how I ought to sit here and reflect on that social system and the way women are rewarded for putting the needs of others first and punished when they are less empathetic I'm Only going to have to point this out once fortunately butmy mistake was not...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M a week ago

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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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    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 19 Responses Sep 4, 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 4 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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    Women should not ever have to apologize for:

    having/talking about their periods, their sexual preference, their bra size, wanting their independence, wearing or not wearing makeup, wearing a lot of clothes or wearing a little, how many people they've slept with, looking tired, having body hair or stretch marks, not liking...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    One dude mentioned that feminists encourages

    Women to chase a career instead of a good husband for a family.I fail to see what's so wrong about that. I have more respect for a career woman than a breeder who let hubby make all the decisions for her.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Pretty girl, pretty girl,

    what's it all for? Pretty girl, pretty girl, don't you see your worth? Pretty girl, pretty girl, stop your doubting worries. Pretty girl, pretty girl, stop seeking their approval. Pretty girl, pretty girl, put your clothes back on. Pretty girl, pretty girl, they only want...
    pinkcloudsandbrokenhearts pinkcloudsandbrokenhearts 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 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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    According to some it is apparently a RADICAL

    feminist concept that we live in a patriarchy. I.E. a society where most of the positions of power, influence and governance are held by men. Crazy radical feminists lol
    captaingargoyl captaingargoyl 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I am a feminist because I am against rape,

    assault, and abuse. I am also in favor of equal pay and opportunity for females.
    AliceMarie92 AliceMarie92 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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, 2015

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    If you think feminism means hating men,

    message me. You clearly need someone to educate you.
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 9 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    The whole "I'm not like other girls" movement

    should really be called the "I don't want men to treat me the way they treat other women" movement because that's what it really is. Women know that a girl who wears makeup is as respectable as a girl who wears none. A girl who's played every final Fantasy Factory game is as a...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    We, as feminists, fight

    for justice, for equality, we fight for the right to be considered human.
    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm soooooooooooo over seeing ads with an

    "embrace your flaws" theme. Some bodies may be disabled, but NONE are inherently flawed. Body hair is not a flaw. Stretch marks are not flaws. Fat rolls are not flaws. Dark skin is not a flaw. Acne isn't a flaw. Wrinkles are not flaws. Cellulite is not a flaw. Pockmarks are...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 23

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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 6 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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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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    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 36 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    When you browse YouTube you always see these

    naggers complaining that When a man comes close to a female then she'll become defensive or make a scene. Well wouldn't you do the same when you live in a society where you get the blame for the sexual assault and never the offender?
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    The Zika virus, has opened a new front in the

    debate in heavily Roman Catholic countries about a woman’s right to birth control and abortion. The virus now threatens the economies of fragile nations and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. And the children stricken with microscopically, or abnormally small...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    And I am so sick and tired of these

    self-proclaimed "feminist" men. Yeh, you know the kind I'm talking about
    TwigOfLife TwigOfLife 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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