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I Am a Feminist

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    You know what ****** me off more

    than anything? The word "feminazi". How ******* DARE you compare us to Nazis, who murdered millions upon millions of innocent souls? How is a woman standing up for her rights even slightly comparable to a nazi? NEWSFLASH MEN: YOU DON'T RULE THE WORLD ANYMORE. Sorry to burst your...
    chubbyrats chubbyrats 18-21, F 7 Responses May 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 10 Responses Jan 20

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    I think the thing about feminism

    that scares a lot of people is that you have to be willing to grow as a person. You have to be willing to reevaluate everything you know over and over again. You have to admit that you're wrong. You have to acknowledge not only your own personal experiences, but others as well...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    Dear men: You are not

    and will never be entitled to a woman's body. Women are NOT your property. Times are changing. Women are becoming more and more powerful & united. The more men try to stop feminism, the stronger feminists will become. Men don't own the world anymore. It is so important for us...
    chubbyrats chubbyrats 18-21, F 4 Responses a week 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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    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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    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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    "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 51-55, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25 4 Responses Mar 14

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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 51-55, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    Men gang rvped a woman in public

    and the rest cheered them on. Apparently it was on spring break they were all drunk and the woman was drugged and then rvped. People just cheered them on. What kind of a sick world is this? All those people need to get it. This is why I am for the death penalty, not against it...
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 9 Responses May 8

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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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    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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    Welcome to IN THE FEMI-NEWS!

    Is domestic violence humorous? This audience sure thinks so.Article: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/jeremy-kyle-slams-audience-laughing-5682696Before I even get started, I just want to tell england to get your **** together. Seems to be a higher concentration of feminist...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    I don't feel I should get paid less

    as a woman just because I may or may not have kids someday. The idea of punishment for the gift of pregnancy is sick.
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7

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    Feminist SJW gets dismantled by proud bearded

    man in a debate: Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CgQITcfJd0 As you can see, the feminist hivelord is completely unable to hold up any sort of intelligent debate face to face. Its a little harder when you can't retreat behind some sarcastic Tumblr meme and end the...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses 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 22 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    Wow people are sick. This happened back a

    couple months ago in December of 2014 (update I found it was in August of 2014) but a photographer glamorized the bus rvpe of a New Delhi woman in India awhile back. The sickest thing I ever heard. From my understanding that girl was rvped so badly she had her intestines...
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Shauna Hunt of City News shames drunk as­sholes

    for sexually explicit interruptions. ­ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/viral-video/11599287/Reporter-shames-sexist-football-fans-after-crude-interruptions.html
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 2 Responses May 12

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    When Shaileene Woodley said "Feminism is a word

    that discriminates and I'm not into that" and "I'm not a feminist because I love men" I lost a lot of respect for her.
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    foxness foxness 31-35, F 3 Responses May 7

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

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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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    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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    I know women are people.

    But when i see a hot one i can't think of her that way. I just see a **** toy
    CanibleCorps CanibleCorps 26-30, M 5 Responses May 9

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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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    Guys, if you message me I guarantee you

    that I will check out your profile. If I realize that your adding a bunch of young girls, sorry bud but if our conversation leads to something else, it will be cut short. Do you seek a friendship with a girl or are you just looking for something else?
    SavingLucy17 SavingLucy17 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8

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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 9 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jan 3

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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...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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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...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 12 Responses Feb 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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    "I rang the literary editors of a few

    ‘respected’ papers and asked them how much space they were giving to women writers in their 'review’ sections. Perfectly predictable response. They all said the allocation was fair. One said it was equal, and one prominent editor went so far as to say women are dominating...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25 6 days ago

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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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    Why do men exist? Scientists use taxpayer money

    to answer questions nobody askedArticle: https://www.yahoo.com/health/why-do-men-exist-science-finally-gives-us-an-119284162572.html"They may often drive women crazy and act like children, but are required for a process known as sexual selection"Right off the bat. Before I even...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 3 Responses a week 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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    i wish men understood

    that when women are talking about feminism and rape culture and ****, it’s not just a political conversation. it’s not about being a “social justice warrior” or whatever. it’s about our actual lives being shaped by misogyny since childhood, and the daily reality of...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I saw a video a few minutes ago of a girl

    getting her *** slapped by this stranger. You could tell she and her boyfriend were really upset with the other guy. The comments on the video said "she had a fat ***, it needed to be slapped" or "if she didn't want it slapped why she got a fat ***". This is why I need feminism...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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    Thank you womankind for all the amazing

    inventions you have given to the world. And congratulations to the first woman that walked on the moon...I forget her name.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15

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