I Am Not a Feminist

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    Exactly Why I Am Not A Feminist

    If you look at the dictionary definition of feminism, and what it supposed essence of it actually is, it is (or was?) equal rights for women. Taking into consideration this definition only, like the majority of people who recognise women as human beings, I'm all for feminism. If...
    ellaballerina ellaballerina
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 18, 2012

    The term itself irritates me

    and the label has been dragged through the mud a lot recently anyway. It irritates me because if you are striving for equality between and of genders, why are you using a gender bias term? "Fem"inist in regards to females, of course. I am not a feminist, I have never been a...
    JustSomeGuyontheInternet JustSomeGuyontheInternet
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    i know who i am in deep quiet ways.

    i know how i feel and what i like to do. i am quietly not a feminist. i am not loud i am not pushy i am not a victim i am not disadvantaged though i trudge under the weight of many others. service with a smile. i make my tea i sip in my kitchen happy my home is clean followed by...
    kpl2014 kpl2014
    26-30, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    I Tried To Contain Myself, But This Just Makes Me Mad...

     (First off, this subject is a sore one for me, so my writing isn't going to be up to par. I'm typing it like I would be up on my soapbox. Hardy har har) In my opinion, feminism ruined chivalry. Women complain that there's no such thing as chivalry anymore, but why...
    fivelettergal fivelettergal
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2010

    Why Are Feminists So Offended When I Say I Am Not A Feminist?

    Just because I'm a woman? I believe in equality. I believe there are advantages and disadvantages that come with both genders. Women can get away with things men cannot, and vice versa. I believe men and women are different, and those differences work harmoniously. We are not the...
    HitIer HitIer
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    And I'm tired of being told

    that I need to be one. I can support gender equality without it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    Perhaps this needs to be revised

    as "humanist", but it makes me sad so many young women don't want to identify as a feminist. Do you want equal pay for equal work? Do you want to be valued as a person rather than by your gender? Do you want to be in control of your body an not have others tell you how you...
    yeahiknow1212 yeahiknow1212
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    Feminism Oppresses Women

    I think women today are oppressed. I don't think it's men who are to blame for this. Feminism is what oppresses women more than anything else. The thing about feminism that oppresses women most is this notion of "having it all." If you're "just" a mother, than you're looked...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    31-35
    9 Responses Apr 8, 2010

    Feminism: "the advocacy of women's rights on

    the ground of the equality of the sexes" -Oxford dictionaries. Open your eyes, we live in a patriarchy where men are the privilidged and women the unprivilidged. A lot of you people seem to have the wrong idea about feminism. I am a feminist. I don't hate men. Neither do I deny...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    I Am Not A Feminist, Either.

    I am married, but that doesn't count for anything. With his work, he is gone long hours everyday and 2-3 nights a week. I get tired of having to plan everything, take control of everything, work, etc... I just want somewhat of the older days back. Women stayed home to take...
    thin2dream thin2dream
    46-50
    Mar 2, 2013

    Why Is That Such a Bad Thing to So Many Women?

    Why is it so bad to trust a man to run a household? Why is it so bad to be a stay-at-home mom? Women who do these things do it because they want to! Isn't that what feminism was supposed to be all about? A woman's right to choose her lifestyle? I think the feminist movement has...
    Christabel Christabel
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Jul 26, 2007

    How can I enjoy anything

    if I complain about everything?How dare I have issues with being "included" in things if I always try to "exclude" myself because I'm a woman?I don't need feminism to fight for equality. I am human, not something on a pedestal.No! 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 28, 2015

    i feel like feminism thinks it's about a

    problem the world has but i think it's more about some individuals' unwillingness to accept reality. i think males and females are different and that is not a bad thing. i think it's a delightful thing. sure some women are more take charge, in your face but i think no matter...
    kpl2014 kpl2014
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    Not anymore feminism has become a joke,

    constantly putting men down they're not all bad and men have feelings too.
    sweetangel20 sweetangel20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    I truly believe that feminism has gotten out of

    hand. Okay I understand why the world needed them back in the days where women weren’t allowed to vote, work, go to school or have any kind of life really but in this day and age women have the right to do anything and everything that their male counterparts can do including...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2014

    I'm not a feminist, I'm a humanist.

    I do not believe in female rights, I believe in human rights. I do not believe men cannot hit women, I believe men cannot hit women and women cannot hit men I do believe in equal pay for women, I believe in equal pay for all genders, traditional and non-traditional. I do...
    ImABabyBoy ImABabyBoy
    13-15, T
    2 Responses Jan 3

    I am NOT a feminist because I am not a victim.

    I never have, nor will I ever, see myself as a victim. I am not subjugated, controlled, or misled by the male population. I can wear whatever clothing I want, speak in whatever manner I choose, join any profession within my intellectual and physical means, and take whoever I...
    Meriyne Meriyne
    22-25, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    My Personal Story - To All The Female Feminist Haters!

    I was brought up in a strict old school, Sicilian household. I was taught that I was supposed to be subservient.  I was not allowed to express my own opinion.  I didn't have any rights. Both my brothers' education was paid for while I was encouraged to learn to cook and clean...
    lagatta lagatta
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Aug 14, 2012

    Neutral

    I'm not really for feminism and I'm not at all against it.  It does annoy me though that people get so upset that chilvary is deteriating and then go around and get all pissy that people aren't treating women equal.  It's completely stupid.  You can have one or the...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    What Grandma Says About Feminism

    My grandmother (a woman) has a lot to say on the subject. She frequently talks of feeling sorry for today's women. She thinks there's too much pressure on women to be something they're not and for them to try to find a man who is something he's not meant to be. She remembers...
    RegularGuy3 RegularGuy3
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jul 2, 2012

    I don't believe women are any less respected

    than men. I don't see why so many fights are raged because of "equal treatment".... There are some jobs that men do better than woman due to strength and ability. And some women do better due to caring and organization. Nothing is "keeping women down" but themselves. You want...
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2014

    Why I Do Not Support Feminism

    1. Feminists want women everywhere. Even where they logically not belong. There are no female football players in 1.st league, because they are that not good at it, not because men are sexist. Feminists believe it's just because of gender.2. Feminists always see problem in men...
    debatman25 debatman25
    18-21, M
    17 Responses May 20, 2011

    No

     I don't like the feminist thing. I don't like girl power and the whole anything you can do we can do better attitude. They are just as sexist as 'macho' men. I am for equality, that's all. We are not better than men, and they are not better than us. Isn't it time we all...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    13 Responses Jun 21, 2009

    I dislike the misogynistic connotation

    that comes with this claim. I understand that there are many genuinely misogynistic people amongst "anti-feminists" (because it seems the tribe mentality of "with us or against us is often applied so I will address myself as so) but that does not apply to me, that I know of...
    Marchinboston Marchinboston
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    I'm not a feminist. I believe

    that some of the ways feminists go about expressing their beliefs (mostly being hostile) is wrong. I see nothing wrong with a woman wanting to depend on a man at some point in her life. I see nothing wrong with a woman wanting to be a stay-at-home mother. I do not believe women...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 20

    There is a candle burning in the darkness. Its name is Erin Pizzey.

    Discover Erin Pizzey, the founder of refuges for battered women, speaks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Pizzey This is the YouTube video that led me to discover and admire her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhliqceyoL8 Her account of her own nightmarish childhood...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 8, 2012

    Women Demand "equal Rights" Only If Those Rights Benefit Them And Not Men !

    Women are consistently treated more leniently by the criminal justice system than men,yet you NEVER see feminists & NOW protesting in front of a court of law demanding that females are given the very same sentences as men.Isn't amazing how those "equal rights" suddenly fly right...
    nylonslipmaniac nylonslipmaniac
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Jul 2, 2012

    It's All About Football

    I have, on occasion, been labeled a feminist.  I can see how someone would assume that.  I have been without a partner for ten years, raising two children practically on my own, earning my own living and paying my own way.  While I might seek advice, asking for...
    edgargeorge edgargeorge
    41-45, F
    57 Responses Oct 28, 2009

    It would not be the smartest thing

    for me to join. I am more than fine with the rights I have. What more could I fight for that I don't already have? I'm already against abortion. I don't want children. Many have a dirty agenda against men and are very hypocritical. Most like to throw hits they can't take.. And...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 5, 2015

    I am an Equalist. I believe in the equality of

    all people [and animals, should it come to that. Mutants, and all] and only judge someone for who they are within.
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf
    22-25, M
    Apr 6

    My View

    I am not a feminist. I don't have to scream about being equal or anything like that. I am a girl/woman/female. Like anything else, it has its advantages and disadvantages. I admire my mom who definitely is NOT a feminist. I like how she has chosen and/or accepted her path in life...
    ts92 ts92
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

    Feminism used to mean something back in the

    early days (kinda). But it is also the cause of the downfall of our world. When being in the kitchen started to be seen as weak, then women started believing that being naked and starting a "sexual revolution" was necessary to be treated as equal as men. But then it backfired...
    ImaPrincess344 ImaPrincess344
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    The Problem That Has No Name

    I recently read "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan. I can really relate to what she means when she talks about "the problem that has no name." I know society expects me to get married and have children, but I don't want to do that. I don't have the...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    31-35
    5 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    I'm A Woman, But I'm Not A Feminist.

    So last night I was on a Lana Del Rey forum, and lots of girls were complaining because Lana posed naked - they were saying she was sending the wrong message to girls and blah blah blah. But anyway, I got in a long debate with one of the girls and she basically told me I'm not a...
    FloridaDark FloridaDark
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    Different For A Reason

    I believe that men and women were not created equal, that is why we are better at some things, and worse at others. If we were supposed to do the same things as men we wouldn't have a uterus, and our skeletons wouldn't be structured the way that they are. Our physical selves are...
    AboveLove70 AboveLove70
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2013

    I don't support modern feminism.

    This I'm going to have sex with every guy I see and act like a bad girl because it's cool. I don't support this modern let's dress like a prostitute society. I am a guy and a virgin and I want to wait in till I'm married to have sex but what women are worth getting married to...
    superabe11 superabe11
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 15, 2014

    By any stretch of the imagination.

    Every "feminist" I've read the posts of, talked to, or known in person, has had one thing in common: they've all just wanted to start fights for attention, often by ovary-acting (heh) and taking even the most innocent of situations to an extreme."Oh you asked that guy to move the...
    teadaze teadaze
    31-35, F
    May 15, 2014

    I have only experienced the supposed "issues"

    caused by men from other girls or women. The few times people have "fat shamed" me, the people were female. I have had friends who were male, and I got along with them better than any girl. The female friends I have had have put me in the middle of drama, which I hate more than...
    LyRa13 LyRa13
    13-15, F
    Jul 27, 2015
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