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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 11 Responses Jan 25

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a top priority for me. 3) I also date women so there's that. 4) My boyfriend is also a feminist so your "logic" is outdated.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

    and it's getting on my nerves. There is panel after panel of guys and superheroes getting all fu­cked up and beaten but apparently we can't show the same thing happening to superheroines. What the hell is that?! Women are people just like men. These girls are superheroes just...
    LivingForFreeedom LivingForFreeedom 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Good morning all. I just have a question

    for you people. What do you think society is going to be like if feminists actually do take over unironically? This concept terrifies me sometimes. Women, already have less sympathy for men. So I imagine we would really be thrown to the wolves if women become the dominant...
    YourDailyDose YourDailyDose 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't understand people

    who say feminism is about women being better than men. That's not what it's about at all. As a feminist I support equal rights. I'm fighting for equality for women, but also for things like abolishing the bias that makes it harder for men to gain custody of their children, men's...
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 4 Responses a week 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 22 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    How come feminism has to include men's issues

    to be considered a legitimate fight for equality, but MRA don't have to include woman's issues?
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    >_>

    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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    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 51-55, F 20 Responses Jan 19, 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 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 5 days 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 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    flowersforroadkill flowersforroadkill 18-21, F 20 hrs 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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, 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 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I personally hate when people assume feminists

    loathe men. No, feminists believe in gender equality. and no, not all feminists are lesbians
    scotiana scotiana 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 35 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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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    Yes, I'm a man and I'm a feminist.

    It's amazing how many people of both sexes will often say things like "I believe in equal rights for women but I'm not a feminist." 1...2...3...do you feel stupid yet? The definition of feminism is equal rights for women. People seem to have this idea, perpetuated by the media...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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 5 days ago

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    So a 14 yo girl said I wasn't a feminist

    because I cursed... Wtf does that even mean??? Lol just cause I'm a feminist doesn't mean I can't use certain words. People who doesn't know anything about this automatically assume we do & think certain things when it's not the case. For example: some people think feminist are...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 3 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

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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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    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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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 a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    What needs to be understood is

    that feminism was a very aggressive political movement that used every ounce of force it had to try to overthrow something very large. We have a different set of challenges now that doesn't fit neatly under the feminist label. So whereas once it was proudly a women's movement...
    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Any of you heard about the He

    for She campaign? It's headed up by Emma Watson. Basically it's about men supporting gender equality. It's 2015, we need to smash the glass ceiling in the work place, bolster female coverage and equal pay in elite sports etc and get a female classification in the Tour de France...
    stuographer stuographer 36-40, M 2 days ago

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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 4 days 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 11 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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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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