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I Am a Feminist

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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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    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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    Hardcore. People say I'm bossy,

    and that I'm trying to change them how I want them and that I'm pushing it on them, but I can't understand how females DON'T get offended by being seen as the lesser. Even if it is just a joke, you know that's how they really feel, and I don't like people; especially my family...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    People usually think feminist means they hate

    men its completely wrong I think all are same if they are human. well as I read somewhere Feminist theory is one of the major contemporary sociological theories, which analyzes the status of women and men in society with the purpose of using that knowledge to better women's...
    chi2592 chi2592 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Dec 11

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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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    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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    I don't understand why

    so many people hate feminists. A feminist is simply someone who believes that men and women in equal. Feminazis are the annoying ones. The extremists. The one's who believe women are better than men. The ones who believe it should be illegal for men to stand while they pee...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Turns out cucksome is just a troll.

    Either that or he's just an example of what's wrong with feminism. Apparently he invites discussion but if you happen to disagree with him he blocks you and deletes your post. Just keep that in mind when dealing with him. This has been a public service announcement lol
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 4 Responses 3 days 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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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    How do you feel about positive "discrimination"

    to help women's position in society? Even though I am a man I think it's a good way to balance the inequality as the status quo otherwise favours men over women and I think society should do a lot more in support of women's rights. We see presidents and such always claim they...
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Susan C. Faludi is my hero.

    Susan C. Faludi (born April 18, 1959) is an American humanist, journalist and author. She won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1991 I have read these books of hers - Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 10

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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 Response 4 days ago

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    Interesting. How would you respond to this?

    Here's the link if you can't se the imagehttp://9gag.com/gag/aMbqxo1
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 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 6 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 3 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 23 Responses Sep 4

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    I am a feminist because I believe in the Social

    Political Economical Equality of the Sexes
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 12

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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'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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    >_>

    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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    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 6 days ago

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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 Dec 10

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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    With out an ounce of shame,

    I openly admit the tears did come when I found this.Yes Ladies and Gentlemen,Feminism is still needed in this world.
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 29

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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 3 days ago

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    What do you think of the Dalhousie dentistry

    students who had a facebook page dedicated to fantasizing about which female students they'd like to ra­pe and/or hatefu­ck? ­ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/dalhousie-dentistry-students-facebook-posts-dismay-advocates-1.2874920 ­ Is it grounds for expulsion or...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 5 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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    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 11 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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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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    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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    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response 4 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 imp