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I Am a Feminist

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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...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    To all feminists, and the two anti-feminists

    who frequent here, So finally I was able to tell my first street harasser of the day to shut up. He did as they usually do, stare me up and down while we're approaching each other to walk across the street, and then when he can't see my face anymore, whisper something extremely...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 26

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    I don't like how some guys would say something

    about a girl like "why are you so moody, is it that time of the month?" And I say "ahw come dude that's kinda rude" that guy always freaks out and gets mad and says"oh wow okay, you're just a stupid feminist aren't you" why is it bad to want to be respected, and since I'm a...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    What the **** has been happening in this section

    since I've been gone? Did someone tell every misogynistic loser on 4chan and Reddit to come here and troll? Anyways, it's pretty pathetic to be honest. But I still would like to keep this as a space where us real feminists can talk about our issues and improve our ideas and...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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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 46-50, F 11 Responses Jul 29

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    I am appalled by this subversive

    self-objectification. You girls are meant to be feminists. Advocates for equality and female rights. And yet when you try to insult men who are upsetting you, you immediately revert to "omg you pathetic virgin/can't get a girlfriend/lonely!" This is disgusting and you should be...
    LivingForFreedom LivingForFreedom 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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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 15 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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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 11 Responses Aug 17

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    I didn't just wake up one day

    and decide to be a feminist. Feminism is what took me years to understand that I'm not alone.
    ThisChick37 ThisChick37 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hey guys I need help.

    I'm writing a paper on women's role in society and one of the questions asked if feminists are as strong today as they were back in the 1940s (I'm just going off the top of my head) & how's feminists have changed since then. If you guys can provide links to any articles (that...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Women are biologically distinct to men.

    Men are associated with power, strength, family fortitude and discipline; thusforth creating the greatest of empires and kingdoms. Women are associated with empathy, janitorial duty and the fundamental moral structure of the children had with a man. This phenomenon is known as...
    Molech Molech 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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. I don't know who said this, but I could not agree more.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a feminist because I am a living breathing

    thinking human being and no one has the right to take that away.
    Xcutiepiex Xcutiepiex 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    OH no a GIRL!!!!! with HAIR in place

    that HAIR GROWS!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Why is feminism not called equalism?

    Why is there no white history month? Why are there no cemeteries for alive people. give me 1 good reason
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friend and I were at the mall today

    and we were walking through the women's underwear section. It's totally okay for there to be giant posters of models in lacey underwear and have mannequins all over the place with women's underwear but an actual woman is shamed and censored on tv and media for wearing it. People...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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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

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    I found out that my abusive ex-boyfriend is

    spreading lies about me to people. He's telling them that the reason why we broke up was that I had cheated on him. While the truth is that he treated me like **** AND he was the one who cheated on me. The worst part is that he's calling himself a feminist. He is the most...
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 7 Responses 9 hrs 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 12 Responses Jun 28

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    Do you think girls have a natural edge over

    guys? I mean it's funny how some try to demean women or their intellectual capabilities seeing how women dominate colleges and how boys find it hard to keep up with girls from early on and not the other way around. When being on an equal footting women mostly set the bar and set...
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was at a restaurant this weekend,

    by myself. I had just gotten a seat, and ordered some food. There was a couple opposite of me. They looked about my age (20). I saw that they were done with their meal. A waiter approached them with the bill, and for some reason, gave it directly to the man. I was shocked. Why...
    EqualityForFemales EqualityForFemales 22-25, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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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 8 Responses Apr 17

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    I believe in equality.

    Feminists tend to hate men. But that doesn't mean I hate men. In fact, if I had to pick a gender I get along with better, it would be men. I see some females on here bashing men and that's just not me. Maybe the world needs a little more female bashing, and less male bashing...
    RainbowZoe RainbowZoe 18-21, F 31 Responses a week ago

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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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 42 Responses Jun 14

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    This guy in my math class came up to me

    and started saying very inappropriate things to me like "I'm going to beat the **** out of you" "I'm going to abuse you". He sat right next to me and wouldn't leave. When I scratched me knew he said "does your knee itch? Do you want me to scratch it for you? Don't worry I won't...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 10 Responses a week ago

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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 13 Responses Jun 15

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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

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    I am in school to become a police officer at

    the moment. I went to the gym with my mother tonight, the toughest women I know, and to my surprise she told me I "lift too much for a girl. " is it wrong of me to be mad at the comment?
    ThisChick37 ThisChick37 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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 32 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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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 34 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Smh as soon as I post on this page I start

    getting messages from "men" who are against feminism. Me with my 5"3, 118 pound self....intimidating someone so much. I scream feminism and immediately they're offended! Get a life!
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs 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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    I'm so sad this group has several spammers

    and trolls now. The "I Am an Atheist" group had one for awhile so I hope the ones in this one disappear too.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 6 Responses a week 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 19 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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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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    Sometimes people in this group make

    stereotypical feminist posts to throw all of us under the road. The worst part is that sometimes I'm not sure if they're serious or not. "All men are sexist pigs!" "Women should rule the world!" Etc. Stop. Please stop. Instead, let's make more posts about why feminism is needed...
    Septisoul Septisoul 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Am I the only one that sometimes gets

    so frustrated watching television with those commercials that use women's bodies to sell things, put female voices on electronics to promote sales and insinuate sexuality (I'm looking at YOU, OOMPA), or make females look stupid compares to males? WTF HUMANITY?
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    ew. Men. -gag- sad old man trying to harass me

    on here because I told him to shut his racist *** up. Not only is he racist but sexist too! Sorry hun, I got a whole bunch of people who love me for my personality AND my strong beliefs! :)
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Feminism And The Middle East

    One of my personal goals in this lifetime is to make and leave this world a better place for me having been here. I understand wholly that I am blessed compared to many others and I never take this for granted. I look at the big picture; not just for what benefits me as an...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    Why I need feminism: Because a random girl at

    the club thinks it's ok to slap me for asking her out but freaks right out when i pimp slap her back. Her friends all started screeching like harpies "you hit a GIRL!" Nah, pretty sure i hit a bit­ch lol. Needless to say, i left the club pretty shortly after that.
    SirSamVimes SirSamVimes 22-25, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I went to my counselor having a panic attack

    and he informed the administration and sent me there. I wrote a 6 page affidavit of what this guy did to me. I just want it all to be over with.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 6 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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

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    And I have utmost respect

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

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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

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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 46-50, F 11 Responses Jul 7

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    This guy held the door open

    for me today. i was scared it would be my legs next so i kicked him in the balls and ran. the cops chased me for a while be i lost 'em. did i do the right thing?
    HughMann7 HughMann7 22-25, T 3 Responses a week ago

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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 6 Responses Jul 6

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