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I Am a Feminist

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    hello everyone i'm on my period -_- i Just want

    to die ... something to do to help me ??!
    Maryviiixen Maryviiixen 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 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 51-55, F 8 Responses Jul 7, 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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    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 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 39 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Men, when a woman takes you into her confidence

    and tells you about her experience as a victim of sexism, misogyny, sexual harassment, abuse, or rape at the hands of men, how do you respond? 1. Point out that men suffer unjust discrimination too. Tell her that men are raped too. And then pontificate about this at great length...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    p0ppunknotpills p0ppunknotpills 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Stop bashing women for their lifestyle choices!

    This is why people start to hate modern day feminism, because the women who still want to be housewives and stay at home mothers get bashed! I know I made a post about this before, but I'm tired of seeing it. As women, we should be supporting each other in what we choose to do...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 2 Responses a week 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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    Men benefit from feminism too.

    http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/distort-male-sexuality-hurt-everybody/
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 18-21 4 Responses Mar 14

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    I am not a feminist..

    .I am an equalist
    simsim01191 simsim01191 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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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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    What's your number? ~ Was reading a post on how

    this man detested his wife coz she has been with too many people. And I am thinking the guy doesn't love the girl, if he thinks this way. What is purity even? When one says someone is pure, does it mean there is such a thing as impurity? I find it hard to grasp the concept of...
    Kletsgo Kletsgo 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    This is my second post about feminism,

    I believe. Something that really angers me is men's entitlement and objectification of women's bodies. This covers a lot of things - anything from men shouting inappropriate things at women in the street and being stalkerish or persistent (and believing that they are...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    The fact girls my age have to be taught to use

    their house keys as weapons if they are attacked is so sad
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 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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    >_>

    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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    Women are only "asking

    for it" when they are actually asking for it. Take your body back
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    Why do women demand equal representation in

    comfortable office jobs and management postpositions but not in other male-dominated jobs like waste disposal and mining? What about equality?
    ExplodingSkull ExplodingSkull 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Recently, I have been thinking about a subject

    within feminism that bugs me: Choosing to be a stay-at-home mom is wrong. The President has even said he does not want stay-at-home moms to make that choice. Feminism is about equality and the ability about choosing for ourselves, correct? Then why is a woman ridiculed for...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    "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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    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 12 Responses Jan 13

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    This! This is why I am a feminist!

    http://www.upworthy.com/51-pretty-shocking-facts-that-make-things-harder-for-every-woman-you-have-ever-met?c=click
    readum16 readum16 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What do you think of Stephen Harper not wanting

    to allow women to wear the niqab at their citizenship ceremonies?
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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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, 2014

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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"
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Smart Relationships : My approach to build one .

    ======================================= Atlast I permitted my boyfriend to enter in my life :) He will live with me in my house along with my family . Love these moments .I am so excited ! This happened last week . He is a nice chap who is a decade younger than me . He joins me...
    rsushama73 rsushama73 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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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 am a feminist. However,

    I do not believe that women should dominate the political and social world. Men are not barbaric or completely ignorant creatures. If you believe this, then you are not a feminist. You are a hypocritical Λ$$Η0LΙΞ.
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am praying and hoping every day

    that the women of India will unite together and from that have the power to overthrow the destructive and sexist system in their country. I know they'll do it and I have their back 100%
    esthersaccount esthersaccount 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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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    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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    Shirer and many conservative Christians believe

    that the Bible defines gender as a divinely ordained set of desires and duties inherent in each man and woman since the Garden of Eden. Gender is not an act or a choice, but a nonnegotiable gift. To these Christians, the story of Adam and Eve’s creation granted man authority...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Can we PLEASE stop reacting to the "feminist

    stereotype" that Anti-feminists love to talk about like it's an insult? Some do fit that profile and it makes no sense_as a feminist_ to act like it's a bad thing somehow. We already know that everyone doesn't fit that profile but don't use it as an argument for feminism.
    faeriepool faeriepool 18-21 2 Responses Mar 15

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    You know something that frustrates me pretty

    regularly? Some of my guy friends have gorgeous eyes, but it's frowned upon for me to tell them I think their eyes are Beautiful. Or when they wear a shirt that makes them look good, it's weird of me to tell them. Or when I think they have a nice smile, I'm creepy if I say it...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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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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    You know, I was just like the anti-feminists 2

    years ago. I didn't think that feminism stood for equality. Later, I conceded that it was the feminists I didn't like. You know what I did next? I researched feminism. I went to different forums and websites and learned how different feminists viewed feminism. There I learned...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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

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    So the party line is

    that a drunk person cannot give consent and therefor anyone who has sex with a drunk person is committing sexual assault. and it's PC to say that this means that men can't give consent to women in the same way that women can't give consent to men. And i'm sure you would say the...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 5 Responses