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I Am a Feminist

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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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    This is to swordofevil Since you blocked me,

    and for all the women on the feminist EP. I am sure the majority of women on here understand the true meaning of feminism. We aren't here to spew hate at men! This is not what being a feminist is. If we attack men we are doing exactly the same thing we are trying to fight...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 29

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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 5 Responses Jul 6

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    Heya ladies, I'm getting pretty tired of being

    told, “You can't write this or that.” I've decided that's ok though because I've found a new website. I've only been here for 2 weeks but it's 100% FREE with thousands of active open minded people like us. It's called Secret Erotica . Com. I hope you guys don't read this as...
    DevilishTongue DevilishTongue 26-30, F 1 Response 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 10 Responses Jul 29

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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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    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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    Today in debate, we were voting on a bill about

    if women are paid unequally there should be legal consequences. Every guy except for two voted against it.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    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 believe that men and women are equal.

    Each person has something important to bring to the world, no matter their biological sex. But I do find it very odd how men are seen as the dominate sex. Men. I can't see how men are more dominate than women. Women, I could see. But not men.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 6

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    But the environment I live in was not very

    supportive of thoughts about gender equality. This morning, my family got into a harsh quarrel over one of my cousin's upcoming engagement. She rejected the marriage due to the guy she was engaged with refused to let her work after they marry. Both of them worked aboard in the...
    Felicity3110 Felicity3110 22-25, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Isis 'executes 150 women

    for refusing to marry militants' and buries them in mass graves http://m.timesofindia.com/world/middle-east/Isis-executes-150-women-for-refusing-to-marry-militants-and-buries-them-in-mass-graves/articleshow/45550919.cms
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs 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 18 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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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"
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 24

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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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    Do women who say feminism is just women

    who want to be men not realize that essentially they are saying that wanting rights is solely for men? That wanting to be treated like a human being is only allowed for men? Claiming I am a feminist because I want to be a man is admitting I can't exist in the world as I want...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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.
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 7 Responses Dec 8

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

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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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    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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    I wish the title was a question,

    rather than a statement. I wouldn't want to label myself as a feminist. Not because that repels people, but because I don't like it when people judge me and classify me as either a naturalist, or artist, or a hippy. Can I not be all of them? Life is full of contradictions...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Guy at my work tried to se*xt me

    and then the next day "accidentally" slapped my butt. He was fired.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 2

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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 8 Responses Jul 7

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    I believe that females

    and makes should be equal, so I guess I am a feminist. To be honest the word feminist is pretty scary, because even when I think of feminists I think of crazy raging angry women, but hopefully that'll change and feminism won't have bad connotations or be so scary anymore :)
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 4 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 don't let any guys around me,

    and I don't really like communicating with them that much either. If a guy is in my class, I complain to the teacher about it and have him moved. I try to avoid having a guy teacher, but unfortunately the superintendent and principal at my school are both guys (how fair is...
    SwordOfEvil SwordOfEvil 18-21, F 18 Responses Nov 29

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    My best friend is dating a guy

    who thinks that women should not be in the work force or allowed to vote. He blames all this countries problems on women being in politics and voting. He blames the economy on working women and think the 50s was the best era because "women knew their place". The worst part is...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    To Awaken the Wise Woman Within Me.

    ..(edited) I am willing to be different and strong I am willing to be different and beautiful I am willing to be different and free... For this difference, Is the same sameness My force My dreams My feelings My creativity My passion My deep love Of all creation And the only con...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am a James Bond fanatic,

    I am a Heforshe. I learned from James Bond the charm, the coolness and the respect that Bond can give to women ever since the Rodger Moore era. Women play an important role in Bond movies, they played an important role in my life and most women that I met in my life were...
    Andrei21 Andrei21 18-21, M Nov 26

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    I am a male feminist

    because I think women deserve the same rights as men. They should not have old male politicians dictating if they can have abortions or not. Women should be able to walk down the street without cat calls or the threat of rape. They should feel safe with their male partners and...
    nob3330 nob3330 31-35 4 Responses Dec 7

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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 12 Responses Jun 15

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    Well no I sort of cant be

    but I do agree with Anita Sarskinsee about women in video games. She is on YouTube and her account is feminist frequency. I advise you watch her damsel in distress series
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 1 day ago

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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 40 Responses Jun 14

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    don't you just hate when you say you're a

    feminist and people immediatly assume you're a lesbian, come on , cut the stereotypes.
    weesaistheboss weesaistheboss 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I am a feminist because I believe in the Social

    Political Economical Equality of the Sexes
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    When my cousin was little (like 3

    or so) she loved the moon. Like it was her obsession. She was in mystified and in awe of it. So what did my aunt tell her? "One day you'll find a man that will give you the moon." What?
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    For many years I was reluctant to refer to

    myself as a feminist, not because I disagreed with feminist goals or values, but because I felt I had not done enough to earn the designation. I now think I should step up to it, especially in a time in which women's rights continue to be attacked by social systems. I am a...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    if you are a male and no feminist you don't

    deserve to be loved. if you are a woman and no feminist you are just dumb
    ninaaaaaaaaxo ninaaaaaaaaxo 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 5

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    Walking home from class some guy decided to

    stop me and tell me I have a "nice rack". After I told him to shove it he proceeded to grab my arm and insult me for " being a c**t who can't take a compliment". What this poor excuse for a man didn't think about is that I am someone's daughter. I am someone's sister. I am...
    hotstreak426 hotstreak426 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 13

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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

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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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    To me it's more that men

    and women are equal in worth and deserving of equal treatment; not that men and women are exactly the same. I honestly don't know how people come to the conclusion that equal means "the same." Men and women as individuals have their strengths and weaknesses. To ignore...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 day 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 23 Responses Sep 4

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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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    Girl power forever👑stay strong

    girls👑💁💅👯💃👗👠💝🎀💄
    sissyprincess2 sissyprincess2 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30

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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 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 29

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    Yes I am a feminist, simply

    because I think it's wrong that people think since I don't have a penis I'm worth less than a man. Why does a penis or a vagina have to determine how I'm respected. Everyone started out as a female anyway. I want to be paid the same amount as a man, I don't want to be screamed...