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    This is regarding abortion

    and women's right over it. I don't understand when people are say ".....but it is murder, who know, the baby could have become a soldier, a doctor..." Well, there are more than a million eggs in my ovaries right now....who knows, i might find the next Angelina Jolie in them, or...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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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 in equality.

    Feminists tend to hate men. But that doesn't mean I hate men. In fact, if I had to pick a gender I get along with better, it would be men. I see some females on here bashing men and that's just not me. Maybe the world needs a little more female bashing, and less male bashing...
    RainbowZoe RainbowZoe 18-21, F 30 Responses Sep 14

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    I am a feminist and proud.

    This does not mean that I hate men - it means that I believe that women and men should be treated equally, have equal opportunities and be seen equally in society. It makes me sad that in our advanced age, there is still a lot of sexism going on and women are still seen as...
    ladysatine ladysatine 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 10

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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 12 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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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 32 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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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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    "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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    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 11 Responses Jul 29

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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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    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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    How much do you think male stereotypes affect

    attitudes towards women? Having all these terms like "macho" and "alpha male" and so on which all suggest how a man must sort be on top of every situation and if a woman knows better it's sort of emasculating. Like it's bad to be second to a woman and then there are derogative...
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 29

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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 15 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    So, what happens if we are feminist

    but enjoy consensual sex acts and fantasies that are not feminist? In the bedroom and in our minds, are the personal also political?
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    How many women don't date men

    who don't have feminist beliefs? I know I wouldn't have had a chance with my gf otherwise and I know other girls who avoid guys who don't support women's rights. Though it must be hard too as not enough guys see themselves as feminists. Though they might share feminist views...
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 am scared for all my women friends.

    The fact that women need to FEAR FOR THEIR LIFE because they want respect is terrifying, and so depressing to me. The fact that if I would've added my close friends brother to Facebook (to be NICE as I have always been towards him), leading him to see my feminist rantings, I...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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     So I just read

    that Anita Sarkeesian received yet another death threat, this time for doing a discussion at a university, and someone threatened to cause "the biggest mass school shooting in US history". REALLY, AMERICA? This is no better than Taliban regime--THEY hate educated women too! I...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 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 12 Responses Jun 28

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    For one of my English classes I have to write a

    rhetorical analysis on one of four essays. I chose the one titled "Unleashing the Wrath of Stay-at-home-moms." I thought it was going to be about how SAHM are under appreciated and such. It wasn't. Instead this woman was writing how she horribly insulted these women and was...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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

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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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    And I have utmost respect

    for men who believe in feminism.
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 8

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    I am a feminist because an Iranian woman was

    jailed after wanting to attend a men's volleyball game. This is why I need feminism is because I 100% know as a woman that if we didn't have feminism, this is what it would be like for us. We would have no rights. That is a fact. "A law that prevents women from entering sports...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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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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    This is why feminism is still important.

    The obscene degradation of women is viewed by many as arousing. The story this guy wrote is horrifying, though i don't doubt some of you pervs will get off on it. ­ EP Link#reply_6247411
    XeroGraphic XeroGraphic 16-17, F 4 Responses 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 42 Responses Jun 14

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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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    We need to reshape our own perception on how we

    view ourselves. We have to step up as woman and take the lead! - beyonce
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    girlsbelonginthekitchen girlsbelonginthekitchen 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 6

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    To me feminism is about equality&freedom to

    live the life that i choose and notbe judged because of it.Its not about running down men or traditional roles.There is as much merit in being a housewife as there is to being a ceo,just as there is for a man being a house husband.But one should be free to pick which they choose...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    There's such a negative stigma around being a

    feminist, but so much of that has been changing lately and it's really great because I believe everyone should be a feminist. Emma Watson's speech at the UN was awesome because it's really changed a lot of misconceptions about feminism that mainstream media perpetrates, like...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 8

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    This Sam Pepper issue is really starting to get

    on my nerves. This guy gets paid to sexually harass passerbys on video, youtube won't take his videos down, and then when he gets put in the hot seat he says he does it to bring attention to male sexual harassment? Are you kidding me? ! Statistics show that men are literally...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    This picture here should show how much we need

    feminism. My keys look exactly like this. As a dfab (designated female at birth) I basically fear my life when I go in public. At night it's worse. I hold my pepper spray close to me. I used to be very anti-feminist until I grew the hell up and noticed feminism is a very...
    TheOcarinaHero TheOcarinaHero 16-17, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Misogyny And Racsim Running Rampant?

    I found this comment on the group I am anti feminist. The person posting it goes by the screenname Greenbare and posts unfactual information against women and feminists prolifically. This is one of many. Posted by Greenbare on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:31AM Susan B. Anthony, one of...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    I think something a lot of people don't

    understand, even myself included for a good while, is that neither I or anyone else has to agree with everything every feminist ever has ever said. This is of course a very foolish notion that certainly remains so in almost any other situation/group/movement/whathave you as well...
    CanisCanem CanisCanem 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today this girl was carrying two heavy chairs

    and I was standing right next to her and instead of asking me for help she screamed at my boyfriend who was across the room to come help her and she was like yelling so rudely at him as if "how dare he didn't help such a damsel in distress" so I just grabbed one of the chairs...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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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    NYtimes "to kill a sparrow".

    Remarkable insight of women's struggles in Afghanistan. Follows are very strong hopeful young women sent to prison for "moral crimes" http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/world/asia/times-video-presents-to-kill-a-sparrow.html?referrer=
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs 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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    Feminists are doing something about the pay

    wage gap for women hopefully they will go far, this has been going on for too long. http://www.equalpaybackproject.com/ "Despite the fact that it’s 2014 and you can shave your legs with lasers, the average working woman still makes only 78 cents to a man’s dollar. Over...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F Oct 11

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    I am SO SICK of the anti-feminist communities

    belittling me for being a feminist and not an "equalist" or an "egalitarian" or whatever the heck they come up with for the day. It's ridiculous, and even if I do tell them what feminism means, they still attack you for what, ignoring men? We do NOT ignore men! And you know...
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    Genesis 2:22 And the rib,

    which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, "I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 7

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    Feminism. It's an odd word,

    and in sure everyone has different associations with it. Classifying yourself as one tends to get you flak too, from certain people at least, but you know why I am one? Ignorance. You ******* ignorant people. (Please bear with me; this is inspired by a post made by someone I...
    unravelling unravelling 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 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 13 Responses Jun 15

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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 11 Responses Jul 7

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    lol today I kicked my mother out of my room

    for making a sexist comment. I still don't think she quite understands yet!
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I don't like people who objectify others

    especially women by calling them ******* and or *****. To the men who immediately calls a girl a ***** because she didn't want to be with you or doesn't like you.
    strawberriful strawberriful 18-21, M Oct 8

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    I know not all men are the same.

    .. I know it! There a real men everywhere but ****damn!!! Why can't real men surround me? I'm tired of men that want women to be all super extra girly, virgins, very christian and turn into idiots when you show the world your opinions. If you don't agree with them you...
    Amusec Amusec 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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