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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 5 days ago

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    I thought Liberals couldn't get any worser.

    A Female MMA fighter over powered two muggers who attacked her and even held one in a triangle choke hold. Lots of men in the comment section called her a ***** for brutalizing a smaller weaker man than her.The hood rats attacked her because she seemed like a easy targets but...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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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 3 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 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 2 days 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, 2015

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    Average Feminist: B-But muh Patriarchy!

    Muh Female Oppression! Muh Homophobia! (except in Islamofascism cuz religion of Peace)
    Moonmine Moonmine 26-30, M Jan 25

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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 2 days 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.
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi all, i was wondering

    if you could help me build some of questioners for my Survey. This is my hypothesis "Does religion deprive women from evolving? in any type of evolution such as: - like legal implications - outlook on life - wellbeing (emotional,physical, spiritual, economic,cultural...
    SeftonHS SeftonHS 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Moonmine Moonmine 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 21

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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 6 days ago

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    njoceanbreezes njoceanbreezes 41-45, F 9 Responses a week 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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    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 7 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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    On YouTube you see videos about how feminism

    have failed. I don't see how feminism has failed because of feminists women and girls became more aware about their rights. And learn become their own provider and protector.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've seen a group called MGTOW It's short

    for men go their own way. They claim that men are not women's protectors providers or child breeders. Fair enough. But why is It okay for them to expect a woman to cook clean cover up their bodies and take care of their little mistake when they accidentally get a woman knocked...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 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 5 days 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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    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 1 day ago

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    I watched a video of the VeganAtheists talking

    about a little creep spitting out sexist bullcrap.The thing is When men like him generalize calling Women gold diggers or they just want to use kids to make men take care of them then It's ok. But when I say Men just want to **** and toss away or breed multiple babies from 5...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Just found out my boss only hires attractive

    women. I'm a little flattered but mostly pissed and annoyed.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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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 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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    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 9 Responses 4 days 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 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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