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I Am a Feminist

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

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    I'm starting to really have a hard time being

    comfortable with calling myself a feminist. Don't get my wrong, if we're going by it's textbook definition and core belief of equality of the genders then of course I am a feminist, but this feminism right now is bothering me. For one thing I don't understand how racial issues...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses Mar 23

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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 get why anti feminist trolls come to this

    group to pick fights, but I don't get why they block you when you call them out. If they can't deal with what feminists have to say in response to their nonsense, why not just stay away?
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 Oct 13, 2014

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    Text: "Shout out to all the hairy girls

    and by hairy girls I don’t mean those white hairy-on-purpose-to-make-a-statement-while-still-being-viewed-as-traditionally-feminine girls I mean the brown girls, black girls, jewish girls, trans girls, and the otherwise these-are-my-genetics-and-i-am-worthwhile-and...
    faeriepool faeriepool 22-25 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Lol, this place is worse

    than tumblr. Almost all of you are stereotypical teens whining about 1st world problems on the internet. "trigger warning" "cis white male" "POC"
    JosephTheII JosephTheII 70+, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 5 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 10 Responses Jan 20

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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 Mar 23

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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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    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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    THIS WOMAN IS MY HERO!

    LOL. Woman is groped by man, drags him by his hair to police station A woman accosted by a drunk man in broad daylight fought him off and dragged him by his hair to the police – as a crowd stood by and did nothing. Pradnya Mandhare was on her way was on her way home from...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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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 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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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    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 6 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...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 12 Responses Feb 13

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    "For many women, slander

    and libel are the background radiation of our daily lives on the internet" -Anita Sarkeesian
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response 3 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 7 Responses Jan 13

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    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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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 12 Responses Jan 25

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    1 in 3 women will experience violence,

    as a feminist this statistic is unacceptable and more people should be aware of this.
    CaitlinMartha CaitlinMartha 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    JAKEOFF BOYS BUDDY LANAVOR22 WROTE BELOW

    --------------------------------------------------------------THE pic with the with cigar is one that jack posted and lanavor22 posted it on her goggle profile .along with what he said under the pic. and what she said...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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'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'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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    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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    To all the male feminists here:We've all heard

    the old chestnut that "feminism cares about men too!" And how they care. Male Feminists I want you to realize something. These people hate you. They hate everything you stand for. They want you to sit down shut up and do what you are told. Men are and have always been seen as...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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 5 days ago

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    http://www.alternet.org/gender/10-words-every-girl-should-learn This is important
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 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 Mar 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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    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 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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    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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    “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! 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 Mar 21

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    I say this comment on a picture

    for feminism and this white guy said "people are so retarded, sexism doesn't existed anymore neither does racism" I looked at his profile picture and all I could think was "ah the privilege of being a white male." It's hard too see the wrong in things if you're the preferred...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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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    p0ppunknotpills p0ppunknotpills 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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