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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been a top priority for me. 3) I also date women so there's that. 4) My boyfriend is also a feminist so your "logic" is outdated.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

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    You can be a feminist

    and still be a tough guy, you can be a feminist and love sexiness(this goes for both genders), you can be a feminist and kind, you can be a feminist and be sane, you can be a feminist and be a regular person, you can be a feminist man, Feminism is about equality, the only people...
    guymanly2 guymanly2 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe that no woman should have to worry

    about getting raped on the lone walk home at any hour of the day or night. But I do not live in the clouds and ignore what really goes on in the world. The fact of the matter is that there are sexual predators around, whether we like it or not. As much as a woman deserves not to...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Here is a paragraph from Hanna Rosin Blog some

    might find it interesting.-----------------------------------------------------------------***The postindustrial economy is indifferent to men’s size and strength. The attributes that are most valuable today—social intelligence, open communication, the ability to sit...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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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    A feminist is a person

    who believes in equal rights. They fight for both men and womens rights. A person who believe women are better then men are NOT F**CKING FEMINISTS!!!!!! they may claim they are but they are not being what a feminist is. i am a feminist cuz i fight for equal rights. people...
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    JustKindaThere JustKindaThere 16-17, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Powerful ad. Stop shaming women

    for breastfeeding in public
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    No I don't hate men. No I don't hate girly

    girls. No i'm not mad at men. It's not their fault that it has been rooted in their brains since they were a child that they have to be tough, and girls should be taken care of. And it's not girls fault that they accept it, for the same reason. My heart just breaks to know that...
    AlwaysRestless AlwaysRestless 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 am inclined to shed some light on the topic

    'FEMINISM.' I am angry and flushed with rage, and I am not even going to try to conceal my temper. Never have I thought I'd be subjected to such unjustified ridicule. To start off, I take pride in not complaining and I usually keep opinions to myself - it helps me meditate in a...
    missdoublelife missdoublelife 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 12

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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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    If you want a good view on Feminism,

    look up Carly Fiorina's speech on feminism. It is a wonderful thing. My favorite statement goes something like this. "Feminism is the right for women to choose what they want to do with their lives. Whether they want to stay at home and raise 5 kids or become a CEO- or run for...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days 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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    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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    Romantic films distort love

    and relationships for women in the exact same way that po­rnography distorts sex for men. Strangely i have seen more than one woman disagree with this idea. Can't bring to mind why
    DeaddWolf DeaddWolf 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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 Jul 2

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    No I don't hate men. No I don't hate girly

    girls. No i'm not mad at men. It's not their fault that it has been rooted in their brains since they were a child that they have to be tough, and girls should be taken care of. And it's not girls fault that they accept it, for the same reason. My heart just breaks to know that...
    AlwaysRestless AlwaysRestless 16-17, F Jul 15

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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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    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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    As some of you may know,

    I broke my toe very badly recently I have given a big giant walking boot that makes getting about cumbersome and slow and limits my mobility. So I was crossing the street today and I see that this guy is just going to walk into me. I can't move in time to get out of the way...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I believe many women in the world still live in

    oppression and I believe that it is something that needs to be solved. I am someone who believes in equality and progression in the rights of all, male and female, regardless of race, language, or religion. Feminism was a great ideal tainted by a group of butt-hurt people...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Recently ive been giving my gf a bit of hard

    time everytime she struggles to do something in high heels and or tight skirt/dress and asking why women are always complaing more than men. Everytime she has problems with stairs, getting in/out of cars and just walking in general, she says why dont you try them and see how it...
    rra92 rra92 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    So is everyone aware we should be against

    abortion because it's something men sold to us in the 60's? This is why I should just shake my head and move on and not engage rabid pro lifers...
    saintangel saintangel 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 11 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    What will the world look like

    if Feminists rise to power? A little something like this. .Feminists hate all people. Once men are out of the way, they will turn on themselves. They are greedy and they also smell like feet and onions.
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I’m a feminist. I support the word

    because women who fought for my rights, used that word. I feel like changing it is belittling them. All the women (and as the movement increased) and men, who fought for my rights, I’ll be forever grateful. I never want to debate. I don’t know the entire history of feminism...
    TrickRTreat17 TrickRTreat17 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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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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    Women: we actually don't exist to please

    men Men: literally what is this new age feminazi lesbian bullshit
    baylicole baylicole 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Target Under Fire for 'objectifying' T-Shirt

    for Women.A T-shirt being sold at Target’s stores and on its website has sparked a backlash online, as many customers are claiming the top is offensive to women.The black shirt, which has the word “trophy” in bold white letters across the front and costs $12.99...
    IDAK IDAK 70+ 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Feminists are a lot like the planet Venus.

    They present an unassuming shroud of benevolence- a cloud layer if you will, that looks nice and some might even initially think that it hides life within. But once you penetrate the surface, the feminist's soul is much like the Venusian surface- brutally hostile with acid rain...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    In today's society, the word "feminist" seems

    to be such a bad word. It seems to be a word were crazy people believe women are better than men. But people need to wake the **** up! A feminist is a person who believes that men and women are EQUAL! I have been bashed and hated on so much for being a feminist and I can not...
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was walking to the store this morning to grab

    a few things. This car full of Morphodites drove by and felt the need to yell "Look out! It's the unibomber!" While pointing and laughing at me. I guess street harassment is pretty annoying from the other end. I flipped off the peanut gallery and they drove off in what I'm...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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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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    Today I found out this woman youtuber called

    feminism lol and she thinks feminism is stupid and I really don't get girls who say that like are you ok that women get less paid at a job while the guy next to her get more money just because he's a boy or do you want to walk on the street and then a bunch of dudes will look...
    ronyida ronyida 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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

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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 believe in equality between men

    and women, and object to the pervasive inequality women suffer under, unequal pay, dismissiveness toward their contributions, the cavalier attitude with which rape is treated, etc.
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M Jul 19

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    I support "radical" feminism

    because no one ever achieved equality by asking politely. No one is going to just hand it out, if you want it you've gotta fight to take it.
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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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 8 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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 37 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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