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I need feminism because
It’s acceptable to call me a slut.
I need feminism because
It’s okay for a guy to slap my butt.
I need feminism because
It’s my own fault if a man rapes me.
I need feminism because
I should look good for men to see.
I need feminism because
People think it means ‘anti-man’.
I need feminism because
I can’t do things that men can.
I need feminism because
Girls think it’s cool to shame each other.
I need feminism because
The world has higher hopes for my brother.
I need feminism because
My femininity makes me ‘weak’.
I need feminism because
If I act masculine I’m a ‘freak’.
I need feminism because
My boobs are my ‘best quality’.
I need feminism because
I believe in equality.
Please let me know what you think :)



Okay. Woah.

So this has gotten a very diverse reaction, which I think is great; everyone's entitled to an opinion. A few of the comments are a tad aggressive and I kind of feel like I'm being accused of being a man-hating bitch or whatever. I'm sorry if this poem made me come across as such; if so, I'm sincerely sorry. So, I've decided to clear a few things up.

Firstly, know that it's not okay "for a guy to slap my butt". I know that, technically, it's illegal and counts as sexual harassment. However, some people still think it's an okay thing to do. I can testify this as I've been groped a fair few number of times by men I didn't know. One example would would be at a gig I went to, a lot of gigs I've been to, and men thought it was okay to slap/grab my bottom or cop a feel of my boobs. Just because it's illegal, it doesn't mean it doesn't happen, the same goes for drugs - just because their illegal it doesn't mean that people don't take them.

I know that, if I got raped it wouldn't be my fault. However, there is so much victim-blaming going on in the world that it physically sickens me. People saying that the victim was 'asking for it' by wearing skimpy clothes or flirting. At the end of the day, rape is wrong no matter what. If the victim was stood there absolutely naked then she/he still wouldn't be asking for it.  

Feminism is not anti-man. Some people who call themselves feminists might be that way but, personally, I am not. It's not what feminism means. Not at all. Feminism is a faction in the fight for equality for all, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, identity or any other issue. Feminism isn't about women being better than men; it's about all of us being equal. Feminism is an idea, a concept, and that's what it means to me.

MY USERNAME IS A REFERENCE TO NIRVANA - I AM NOT CALLING MYSELF A WHORE IN A SERIOUS SENSE.




I'm kinda sick of this poem, to be honest. Thus I'M NOT GOING TO RESPOND TO ANY MORE COMMENTS ON IT. However, feel free to comment and interact with each other. If you want me to answer something, feel free to note me.
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with it being international firefly day and all...
imgur.com/gallery/lZuehhF
once again showing that FOX never should have cancelled this show.
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HATE-ME-FOR-MY-MIND Apr 10, 2014  New member Professional Artist
Actually, it's acceptable for anyone to call any person, regardless of gender, anything they please.  Leave free-speech alone.

Slapping an ass could be viewed the same as slapping any other part of the body.  That's physical assault.  

Usually the only people who think rape is the victim's fault share the same ignorant process of reasoning as those who are feminists.

You can look however you want to look.  No one can force you to look good, just like you can't force people to think that you don't have to.

I could supply a multitude of feminist videos which would show you that most of them infact, are anti-male.

You can't pee standing up as well as men can.  

Any gender can shame all they want.  It's called freedom of speech.  Why are you so intent on destroying free-speech?  Nice try, Femi-stasi.

The world has high hopes for all kinds of people and things.  It's also their freedom to hope for whatever they want to.  Why are you trying to control what we hope for?

Femininity OBJECTIVELY appears weak, and males NATURALY want to protect women.  There are multiple arguments here.  One is an argument of instinct, and another is an argument of intelligence.  Instinctual or non-instinctual arguments aside, women aren't mentally weak, and people can think what they want.

Straight guys usually aren't attracted to manly girls, what's the problem with that?  Why are you trying to control everything?


You're pinning specific concepts on to an entire gender of a species, and people like you make it seem like we either have to agree with you, or disagree and therefore hate all women everywhere.  That's ignorant, and childish.

You'll fool every pseudo-intellectual out there, but anyone with half a mind of reason can pick apart your ignorant ideas in half the time it took you finger-paint this puke in to the wall of digital diarrhea that it is.  

'I want feminism' - 'I want equality'  Pick one.
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Well how about we females earning less than our male counterparts? I'm studying mechanic engineering and i know for a fact that in out there i'm going to earn $200 dollars less than my ale counterparts. And i'm doing exactly the same job as them, exactly the same preparation and studies
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peanut1016 Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really hate arguing online, but I just can't sit here while you trash someone's work. 

You very clearly advise the author to respect our freedom of speech, and yet she isn't allowed to write this? How in the world is that logical? Furthermore, as I recently heard someone say, "Why are you trying to control everything?"

I'm not saying I agree with this poem in its entirety, because I don't, but there is a line between intellectual debate and trolling, and you crossed that line. If you don't like someone's ideas and beliefs, that is your problem, but move on to a different deviation and allow them to, as you so eloquently put, "finger-paint this puke in to the wall of digital diarrhea that it is."
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HATE-ME-FOR-MY-MIND Apr 15, 2014  New member Professional Artist
I sincerely doubt you can fathom what sort of fallacious filth is ferociously flowing from your face.

"You very clearly advise the author to respect our freedom of speech, and yet she isn't allowed to write this?"

Nice try lying to make up a point.  Please quote my writings stating that she isn't allowed to write things.


"How in the world is that logical?"

The throne of ignorance that you oozed out and sat on sits in no place for you to be asking what is "logical".


"Furthermore, as I recently heard someone say, "Why are you trying to control everything?"

If you're trying to say that I'm controlling things, quote me, or stop trying to force-feed me words that inevitably slide back into your mouth.


"but there is a line between intellectual debate and trolling, and you crossed that line."

What are you even blithering about.


"move on to a different deviation"

I'll do as I please.

You probably dislike arguing in general because you're as bad at it as the pathetic pretentious ponderings that you try to pointlessly protect.
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FTG386 Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! Troll did you decide to take a stroll from up out of your bridge to spew dat diarrhea ?
Don't nobody even know what the heck you're rambling on about. Hush up and swallow that diarrhea back down.
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HATE-ME-FOR-MY-MIND 6 days ago  New member Professional Artist
"Don't nobody even know what the heck you're rambling on about."

Ingenious irony.     
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FTG386 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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PrincessPeach20 Apr 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the message of this wonderful poem. It just sucks that people (Men and women) think that feminism is "Anti-man", while it is a campaign for equal rights for both genders. I feel bad for you that guys are touching your butt, even though it's illegal. I've seen girls literally hit other girls in the butt (They think they are playing around though), though this hasn't happened to me yet, I'm still afraid of this happening to me.
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I completely agree with everything you just said.
And I'm going to try not to rant (too much)
But when it comes to feminism, people are so FREAKING STUPID!
It frustrates me that so many women and men see feminism as bad
And it's awesome to find someone who gets it. So yay for this.
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