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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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    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 a week 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

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    So my profile picture was removed

    because I covered my breasts with emojis. I see men with their shirts off in theirs but mine was "sexually suggestive". Wow not coming on here for awhile.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 7 Responses May 13

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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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    “What men mean when they talk about their

    “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little s*x, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy...
    Faeriepool Faeriepool 22-25, T 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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'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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    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, T 4 Responses Mar 14

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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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    I think being a feminist isn't about women

    wanting to be better then men, but having everyone be equal. I'm not gonna yell at a guy for offering to pay for a meal, but I would like to feel normal about returning the favor. I also think being a feminist is about supporting women in all events, and promoting more of an...
    sullygirl611 sullygirl611 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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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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    Feminists turn their fellow women into sex

    objects...When I see a pretty woman in public, I appreciate it. I think to myself "Wow, she's hot" as in, she is a woman who is also attractive. (Yes, I know we men are not allowed to have a sexuality because that's perverted and whatnot but I still do it anyway. F*** the police...
    MSD390 MSD390 22-25, M 4 Responses May 9

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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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    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 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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    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 3 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    Who is a MAN? A man is a beautiful part of

    God's creation who starts compromising at a very tender age. He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister. He sacrifices his dreams for just a smile on his parents face. He spends his entire pocket money on buying gifts for the lady he loves just to see her smiling. He...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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, T 1 day 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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    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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    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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    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 really hate that most of people think

    that women are weak and that every woman needs someone to keep her safe, they also think that women can't do everything.Women are stronger than men, no man can bear pregnancy and period pain, lots of women are muscular and strong physically, women can do both roles of moms and...
    NaughtyFeminist NaughtyFeminist 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Would you please read an exciting short story i

    wrote? I think it's pretty good. http://boards.4chan.org/lit/thread/6505251
    ExxplodingSkull ExxplodingSkull 26-30, M May 6

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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 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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    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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    foxness foxness 31-35, F 4 Responses May 7

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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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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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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 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 38 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    And I don't understand the negative connotation

    with it. There really isn't such thing as an "extreme" feminist, at least not in my eyes.
    falloutcats falloutcats 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    As a whole I really like my job,

    but I really don't like the fact that my boss tells people that I don't know how to dress and that they have to teach me. I work in a retail store for plus sized women, it's called Torrid. It's a sister company to Hot Topic, but because our demographic is a bit wider than Hot...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13

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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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    How do you guys feel about the extreme feminist

    in Cali who are trying to get women to free bleed. its disgusting if you ask me
    asoldiersgirl2012 asoldiersgirl2012 22-25, F 8 Responses May 12

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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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