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    InsignificantlySignificant InsignificantlySignificant 18-21, T 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    When you browse YouTube you always see these

    naggers complaining that When a man comes close to a female then she'll become defensive or make a scene. Well wouldn't you do the same when you live in a society where you get the blame for the sexual assault and never the offender?
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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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 Feb 3

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    MRAs accuse American feminists of having "1st

    world problems" then create a movement dedicated to harassing them
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Feb 1

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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 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days 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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    she bleed each month to help making mankind a

    possibility. Her womb is home to the divine a source of life for our species. whether she choose to create or not. but very few times it is seen that way. in older civilizations this blood was considered holy. in some it still is. but a majority of people. societies. and...
    Vampiresarecool32 Vampiresarecool32 13-15, M 5 Responses 3 days 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, 2015

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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 a week 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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    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 Feb 1

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    njoceanbreezes njoceanbreezes 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 30

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    Women should not ever have to apologize for:

    having/talking about their periods, their sexual preference, their bra size, wanting their independence, wearing or not wearing makeup, wearing a lot of clothes or wearing a little, how many people they've slept with, looking tired, having body hair or stretch marks, not liking...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    Most men's rights activists in the United

    States are white, middle-class, heterosexual men. Prominent activists include Warren Farrell,Herb Goldberg, The Rape of the Male author Richard Doyle, A Voice for Men's Paul Elam and Asa Baber. Recently, several women have emerged as leading voices of the MRM, including Karen...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 Feb 1

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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 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 10 Responses Feb 2

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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 Feb 4

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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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    So I was casually and innocently clicking

    through the news when I stopped on a quick article about Zoe Quinn dropping her restraining order against Erin Gjoni due to the notorious difficulty of effectively and perpetually policing online harassment. It's been awhile since gamergate stuff has been in the mainstream news...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 keep seeing posts about men opening doors

    for women and how appreciative women are when men do this. Honestly, as a woman I don't care who's opening the door for me. If anyone held a door for me, man or woman, I'd say thank you. I'm not above that. I just think it shouldn't be a gender thing. Hold the damn door open...
    ltw1016 ltw1016 18-21, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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 36 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 20, 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"
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    We, as feminists, fight

    for justice, for equality, we fight for the right to be considered human.
    IzzyBeth122 IzzyBeth122 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    cvlt cvlt 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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 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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    BELOW IS AN ARTICLE A M-R-A WROTE COMPLAINING

    ABOUT HOW FEMINIST SAY WOMEN DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION, THE RIGHT TO LEARN READ, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE HOME TO PURSUE A CAREER, HE WROTE A LIST OF NAMES OF WOMEN WHO DARED TO CROSS THE LINE, TO GET THE GOLDEN GOOSE THAT MEN HAD ENJOYED FOR MANY YEARS !! BUT WHAT HE...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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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 19 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    How can Women be unaccepting towards Feminism?

    I think they are a lot more idiotic than men who are against feminist movements. Because they continue the Legacy of Chauvinism that held women in mental chains. And the MRA will disregard your support for all these years when we are sent back to the stone age because to them...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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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.