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If you hold the door open for me,
I hope it's because it's a decent thing to do
And nothing to do with my gender.
If you buy me a drink,
Expect me to do the same for you.

I'll cook for you
(If you don't mind burnt food)
And I'll clean for you
(If you'll return the favour).
Not because I'm a woman,
But because it's a nice thing to do.

If you're nice to me,
It's not a ticket for sex.
If I'm nice to you,
Sex doesn't always come next.

If we go for a meal,
I want to split the bill.
I don't expect you
To sing to me,
Whilst climbing through my window sill.

I don't care if you've had sex or not,
As long as it's the same for me.
I don't want diamond rings,
Don't get down on one knee

I don't owe you anything
And you owe me nothing.
My gender is not entitlement,
And neither is yours.

If I'm drunk, I can't consent,
And I'll love you more for not doing it.
If you hit me, I'll leave you,
And if I hit you, it's just as wrong.

If I cry in front of you,
I don't expect you to fix everything.
If you cry in front of me,
I'll do everything I can to fix it.

If I wear 'too little'
Don't tell me to change.
You can wear whatever you want,
And I won't think it strange.

If I say no, that's what I mean,
And don't be scared to say no to me.
Understand that you don't own me,
We are people. We are free.
I haven't written anything feministy in ages, and we've been studying Carol Ann Duffy in English, so here we are.
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:iconbriannabater:
Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
I really love this!
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks - I'm glad you liked it! :D
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TheDarkGallade Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
so are you a feminist or not I hope you are
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of course I am :)
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TheDarkGallade Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
good
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I-am-Inspired Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful, very true <3 keep spreading the word! :D
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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GrumpyOldRossco Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Why would anyone want to court a Feminist?
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SymmetricShinigami Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Because they want a relationship with someone who actually values both men and women. 
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GrumpyOldRossco Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Many non-Feminists value both men and women, what on Earth are you talking about. In fact MOST people value men and women. 
That is why we all have equal rights and equal laws protecting us and share the same burdens. We all have the same opportunities. All this talk does is throw false flgs around. It is like talking about how there are murderers in society and we do not know what goes on in their minds or which of us may be a murderer in their lifetime. 

*LOOKS AT EACH OF YOUR USERNAMES AND WORRIES IS ANY OF YOU GOING TO GO POSTAL*

False threat narratives are what feeds Feminism.
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