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I Am a Feminist

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    bauer02 bauer02 16-17, T 10 Responses 4 days 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 12 Responses Jan 25

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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been a top priority for me. 3) I also date women so there's that. 4) My boyfriend is also a feminist so your "logic" is outdated.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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    why is society more enraged at girls standing

    up against sexism and misogyny than it is at sexism and misogyny
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Jun 27

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    I need feminism because the courts still

    automatically treat women like the victim. So my **** of an aunt gets punchy when she has a few drinks and often goes after my uncle. This has been going on who knows how long and finally my uncle hit her back. Knocked two of her ***** teeth out and sent her to the hospital for...
    LivingForFreedom LivingForFreedom 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 Jun 22

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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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    Somebody help me because I can't

    even hold all this freedom.I am having massive freedom vibrations today. I was surrounded by strong, bearded, gun slinging meat eating, down home American patriots. Any communists would have instantly died of a heart attack had they come upon this gathering.Chtulu/god/satan...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 Jun 23

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    You know what? I would take meninism somewhat

    seriously if it focused on oppressed men such as men of colour, disabled men, neuroatypical men, trans men and so on, but it's just mocking feminism and doing no good for anyone. That meninisttweets Twitter account that started all of this literally has "joke" and "parody" in...
    equinoxxx equinoxxx 13-15 3 Responses a week ago

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    She's crashing your society.

    ..with no survivorsShe's a pretty big galShe's wondering why you would call a man sexist before throwing him out of an airplaneShe does it "for you" (money)If you pull off her wide rimmed glasses and unnaturally dyed hair, she will die (it would be extremely painful)She's Chanty...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 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 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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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'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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    People wanting to rename feminism to "equalism"

    is why we still need feminism
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    bauer02 bauer02 16-17, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 find sexual objectification in the media to

    be completely inexcusable. Women should be valued, not used as a tool for fapping. Needless to say, I am politically against *********** for that reason and more. (It's a very unhealthy thing.) Last year in school, we had this whole uh... fitness test! And it was really bad...
    EverlastingLara EverlastingLara 16-17, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 9 Responses 4 days ago

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

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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 Jun 22

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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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    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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    You know it's true and I do too,

    feminists hate me and you. 
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 28

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    Feminism is the radical notion

    that women are actually human beings
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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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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    For an essay in my Advanced Composition class,

    I wrote about feminism and did a poll of people at my school to see how the feelings about feminism correlated with society as a whole. I only got one guy who identified as feminist and he was the psychology teacher. Needless to say, I never dated any guy at that place.
    crystalmethane crystalmethane 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    As an intersectional womanist,

    of course I find it important to care about people who are transgender. They face so much criticism from society when it's really none of society's business. I posted this cover photo because it's very informative. It's clear that being transgender is dangerous. And it shouldn't...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A feminist believes in EQUAL rights.

    http://youtu.be/OAaDqhKXby8
    Alexlovesmusic Alexlovesmusic 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Zerlina Maxwell ... strongly recommended we

    stop telling women how to not get raped." "I don't think that we should be telling women anything. I think we should be telling men not to rape women and start the conversation there with prevention." ­ God this kind of thing pis­ses me off. Yes, obviously we should be...
    LycanthroBeast LycanthroBeast 22-25, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wrote this article about Feminism,

    I'd love if some of you would read it and share your opinions with me on it! If you like it please share (: http://theodysseyonline.com/suny-oswego/whats-wrong-f-word/114508
    HardlyAlice HardlyAlice 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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