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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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weaslcake102 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hey question? what do feminist 's think of  mai shiranui and other gals from snk fighting games? just wonderin
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NearCore Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is pure brilliance. 
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"no, go on, tell me how easy it is to toy with a "simple mind" like me.
go on, i need a good laugh today.
so go on, dumb motha fucka, say something else
i'd love to see what other shit you're gonna pull outta your ass."


It's rather ironic how you supposedly want me to reply to you, even though you blocked me vixencraft.

Just sayin'.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
She reserves the right to block you.

I won't, be she's allowed to.
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course she reserves the right to block me, I'm not saying she doesn't. I just think it's funny how her last comment was all "C'mon, say something else, I dare you!" and then she blocked me, preventing me from saying anything else to her directly.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
:shrug:
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vixencraft Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015  New member
♥♥ !!!
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DameonLoveKnight Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My only opinion on this is that feminism has become (not entirely but quite a few people twist what it means) "oh im female and i want ALL the power.
Feminism has become abused and people forget the actual meaning of feminism is for females to get power, which can be twisted into all the power.
But honestly why arent people pushing equalism, which strives to break all gender barriers and make EVERYONE EQUAL
What you have written here is touching and is really true, but not everyone sees this and thinks it is negative when you just want to be equal, then fight for equality not the fight that some women are abusing for power
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Writer
the thing is, those people who are abusing feminism aren't even feminists. they're uninformed. it's like saying you're christian, not reading the bible, then yelling at everyone that they're going to go to hell because they've sinned. does that change christianity itself? no. it doesn't. your feminism is defined as "the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men". equalism includes feminism, but also racial equality. by pushing true feminism, you're also pushing part of equalism.
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DameonLoveKnight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See, I agree with the denotation (definition) of feminism, but not the conotation (how people use it)
but also that's like saying you understand the meaning of an upside down cross (humility and acceptance you are below god) but its still used to represent satanism.
I'm not eve christian and I know a good bit of the bible by heart.
true christianity, would have this world working in perfect peace with everyone happy
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Writer
oh really? i didn't even know that. wow. that's interesting.

true Christianity? i'm not even sure what that is.
according to the bible at least, non-straight people would never be happy.
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DameonLoveKnight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Christianity is a religion originally based on accepting people. It's also very rude not to remember that the bible was written originally 2000+ years ago in an area that bought sold and owned slaves, women were powerless, and children were killed at whim for being incorrect.

I hold history accountable not religion for this being forgotten.
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Writer
it's not exactly rude, because one of my best christian friends told me that the words of the bible were breathed by God and couldn't be wrong. people believe what they're told to believe. if we really wanted to accept people we wouldn't need religion because that's what keeps us apart.
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DameonLoveKnight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But that is religion at its strictest. I'm more of a mystic, although on the less caring side regarding such a disgusting thought as gods, I respect all religions but some people are blind
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Writer
that's why, of all religions, i'm fascinated with greek mythology. their gods actually act like humans.
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darthbriboy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Photographer
Feminism at it's core is  a humanist philosophy. 
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite the contrary, it's actually a ingenious manipulation of biological instincts to line pockets.
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darthbriboy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Photographer
Look it up
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Irrelevant.
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darthbriboy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Photographer
How. it's a humanist word. 
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nonsensical, as no word can be humanist. Also, just because a dictionary definition (most often taken from the Internet I might add) says Feminism is a humanist movement, doesn't mean it actually is. What matters is what Feminism does, not how a bunch of biased/scared people define it.

As the saying goes: Actions speak louder than words.
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darthbriboy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Photographer
You know what I'm not interested in a stupid comment war. I get enough of that on youtube. 
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You seem to be under the impression that I care.
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I need feminism because it’s acceptable to call me a slut."

Oh boo hoo, people call you names. Seriously? Grow a thicker skin already. After all, how do you think people would react if you were a man complaining like this? Yeah, thought so.

You want the genders to be equal, then act like and woman up!

"I need feminism because it’s okay for a guy to slap my butt."

First off, no it isn't. Just because a guy may slap your butt, doesn't mean it's acceptable. I mean, it's not acceptable for thieves to steal, yet they still steal anyway. Besides, you can complain about being sexually harassed and you'd get taken much more seriously than if you were a man.

Also, let's put things into perspective, shall we?

"I need feminism because it’s my own fault if a man rapes me."

Oh yeah, society never simply takes a woman's word when she claims she's raped *cough*Rolling Stones*cough*. And of course things like due process and getting the other side of the story are simply Patriarchal constructs designed to oppress women who are just perfect little angels. Just listen and believe.

Yeah, and let men get their lives completely destroyed with a simple claim, regardless of its validity.

"I need feminism because I should look good for men to see."

And men should have big, fat wallets for women to enjoy. Your point being?

"I need feminism because people think it means ‘anti-man’."

That's probably because it also means that for a much bigger and influential group of feminists than you'll ever admit. And even if feminism isn't anti-man to you, what of it? Feminism can't solve gender inequality anyway because it's steeped in it whether it's anti-man or not.

"I need feminism because I can’t do things that men can."

Oh yes you can. You can do it, and better, and in high heels! Women are the superior breed after all and you need feminism so others will recognize that "fact".

"I need feminism because girls think it’s cool to shame each other."

Because boys think it's totally uncool to shame other boys.

"I need feminism because the world has higher hopes for my brother."

Anyone who sees past society's bullshit wouldn't.

"I need feminism because my femininity makes me ‘weak’."

Actually no, your femininity, or rather your womb, makes you valuable to society. You're the one who gets the help first, you're the one who gets the lion's share of comfort and money (at least when married to a man), you're the first one to get your ass saved.

And if a man, one who lacks a womb, would ever have the audacity to expect that treatment is considered weak. So it really doesn't have much to do with you in the first place. Kinda shows how entrenched your victim mentality is, doesn't it?

"I need feminism because if I act masculine I’m a ‘freak’."

Pfft, what?! Are you kidding me? A man acting feminine is considered more of a freak than you ever will be if you act masculine. Seriously, are you new to reality, or do you really consider a little name-calling equivalent to being treated as a freak?

"I need feminism because my boobs are my ‘best quality’."

At least those boobs give you a free ticket to the good life. Men usually have to work their asses off for theirs.

"I need feminism because I believe in equality."

Then you're in the wrong movement. If you truly want to have equality, you need to abandon feminism. No way around it, I'm afraid.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Oh boo hoo, people call you names. Seriously? Grow a thicker skin already.

You have got to be the biggest fucking manchild for using the phrase "grow a thicker skin."

A grown man thinking it's okay to call a woman a slut. You're old enough to be my brother and you say "grow a thicker skin." Try acting like this in a bar or on the job see how far that gets you. :|
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You have got to be the biggest fucking manchild for using the phrase "grow a thicker skin.""

I'm a manchild because I feel women should be treated like grown adults? Yet another completely illogical statement, why am I not surprised?

"A grown man thinking it's okay to call a woman a slut."

I didn't say it was okay to call a woman a slut, it's not. All I'm saying is that being called a slut isn't that big of a deal. And for someone who wants to be treated the same as men are, it's kinda weird how she complains about this. I mean, what if you or I were to cry misandry every time someone called us a dick or something? We'd be seen as whiners. And y'know what? That would be true because a little name-calling shouldn't get a grown adult down.

There's bigger fish to fry, anyways.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
I'm a manchild because I feel women should be treated like grown adults? Yet another completely illogical statement, why am I not surprised?

You really have no idea what feminism is about. You just have this idea that "equal treatment" means punching them in the face just because you don't like them.

I didn't say it was okay to call a woman a slut, it's not. All I'm saying is that being called a slut isn't that big of a deal. And for someone who wants to be treated the same as men are, it's kinda weird how she complains about this. I mean, what if you or I were to cry misandry every time someone called us a dick or something? We'd be seen as whiners. And y'know what? That would be true because a little name-calling shouldn't get a grown adult down.

There's bigger fish to fry, anyways.


I'm seriously questioning your ability to even function outside the internet. Do you say this to your employer?
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You really have no idea what feminism is about. You just have this idea that "equal treatment" means punching them in the face just because you don't like them."

You don't know what my views of gender politics are, so this is nothing more than an empty claim.

"I'm seriously questioning your ability to even function outside the internet. Do you say this to your employer?"

What does my employer have anything to do with this?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Yeah keep convincing yourself that "I don't know anything about you" or that what I'm bringing up is "irrelevant." I'm sure that would work out for your pampered ass.
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry that the truth hurts, honey. Want me to kiss your pride and make it all better? :kiss:
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
You? Tell me? That the "truth hurts?" I've got news for you Amazing Atheist, I AM the truth.
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LuceWritesAndStuff Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2015  New member
Why do you say she should grow a thicker skin if someone calls her a slut and then you complain about how men have to "work their asses off". By the way, that point is absolutely bullshit. You say women don't have to work in their life`just because of their boobs? Well...no, that's definitely not true. And you DO realize that women still get paid lower wages than men, do you? So do your research or shut the fuck up.
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Why do you say she should grow a thicker skin if someone calls her a slut and then you complain about how men have to "work their asses off"."

Wait, so you're saying that forcing yourself to get up and do work that you hate is equivalent to being called names? Seriously?

"By the way, that point is absolutely bullshit. You say women don't have to work in their life`just because of their boobs? Well...no, that's definitely not true."

Well, to be fair, boobs are only part of the reason, and not even the main part (the main's part's a little lower, but not external), but my point was a counter, so I was simply keeping it relevant.

"And you DO realize that women still get paid lower wages than men, do you?"

Ah, the Wage Gap Myth: the belief that businesses like to pay extra to surround themselves with cock! ;)

"So do your research or shut the fuck up."

I suggest you take your own advice, especially considering that you believe that to disagree with your victim narrative means I didn't do my research.
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vixencraft Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member
I think you need a Xanax and a nap, my friend.
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you need a better argument, sweety.
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vixencraft Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  New member
did you really just call me sweetie?
omg lol you seriously did wow. 
that's.. almost cute if it wasn't so embarrassing. 
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How predictable. It's pathetically easy to manipulate you. Anyways, it's no different than saying "my friend" in a derogatory way, so go ahead pot, call the kettle black.
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vixencraft Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2015  New member
haha omg you're hilarious
no, go on, tell me how easy it is to toy with a "simple mind" like me.
go on, i need a good laugh today. 
i'm not even gonna waste my time tryna explain how goddamn stupid your initial argument is
i'm just gonna fuck around with you and piss you off
so go on, dumb motha fucka, say something else
i'd love to see what other shit you're gonna pull outta your ass.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
This dude thinks he can just go into other people's houses and act however, say whatever or do whatever he wants.

He's such a rebel isn't he? Trying to disrupt the order of things.
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weaslcake102 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i have a word for that
*pulls out seneator armstrongs voice*  its called the bill of rights, the bill to be free from every religion, organism, and every man woman and child can be what they wanna be
*puts his voice back*
you wou-men are funny creatures you know that
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Briecat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
To Crapcarp...

"Actually no, your femininity, or rather your womb, makes you valuable to society. You're the one who gets the help first, you're the one who gets the lion's share of comfort and money (at least when married to a man), you're the first one to get your ass saved."

In my eyes, this is you saying that all only men earn money, women are selfish and never work but get everything they want from their husband, a girl is only worth her womb and women always have a padded life and will always be helped if something happens to them. But I hope this isn't the case, because these beliefs are, in my opinion, disgusting.

"At least those boobs give you a free ticket to the good life. Men usually have to work their asses off for theirs."

They give a free ticket to those girls who will marry the guy that only wants their body. And are you actually implying that women don't have to work hard for a good life? Because if you are, I'm sorry, but grow up.

"Oh yes you can. You can do it, and better, and in high heels! Women are the superior breed after all and you need feminism so others will recognize that "fact"."

If you think feminism is about women being better and superior, you really need to open your eyes. If you fail to do that, just ask any decent person you know to define it for you.

These were your points that really annoyed me, but to be honest, they all did. I know everyone has freedome of speech, but I really don't agree with your opinions. Sorry if you're offended, but frankly, I felt very offended by your comment.

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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"In my eyes, this is you saying that all only men earn money, women are selfish and never work but get everything they want from their husband, a girl is only worth her womb and women always have a padded life and will always be helped if something happens to them. But I hope this isn't the case, because these beliefs are, in my opinion, disgusting."

First off, what I stated wasn't personal beliefs, but rather facts of society. Women have inherit value in society because of their womb. I personally do not value women based solely on the fact that they have wombs, but that doesn't change the fact that society does.

Second, I was talking in generalizations. Of course not every single woman is going to have the opportunity to have a padded life, but generally speaking, women do get that opportunity.

Third, where the hell did you get the whole "only men earn money, women are selfish" thing? Like I said, I was stating facts of society, not personal beliefs and making generalizations. Trying to demonize me much? Then again, that ain't too awfully surprising.

"They give a free ticket to those girls who will marry the guy that only wants their body. And are you actually implying that women don't have to work hard for a good life? Because if you are, I'm sorry, but grow up."

Again, I was making generalizations. Of course there's gonna be some women who have to work hard to have a good life, but generally speaking, a woman can simply marry a man (who is essentially bullied into marrying a woman, by the way) and the man is expected to provide for her.

Also, the whole boobs thing was a counter to what was said in the poem, which was that women are only valued on their boobs. So yeah, I suggest you think twice before trying to demonize me (not that I'm holding my breath for you to).

"If you think feminism is about women being better and superior, you really need to open your eyes."

Feminism isn't the source of the whole "women are superior" bullshit, society is. Feminism just exaggerates it.

"These were your points that really annoyed me, but to be honest, they all did. I know everyone has freedome of speech, but I really don't agree with your opinions. Sorry if you're offended, but frankly, I felt very offended by your comment."

First off, I wasn't stating opinions, they're arguments backed up by facts.

Second, I don't care if they offend or annoy you. Reality doesn't care if it offends you, so why should I? I'm only stating the truth here, whether or not it offends or annoys you is completely irrelevant.
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Briecat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I do understand now that you were talking about society and not your personal views, buy I don't belive that feminism exaggerates the women are superior stuff. Yes, there are some women that call themselves feminists that believe in that, but I'm a feminist that believes in equal rights, in all countries. A lot of feminists actually are what the definition is, just some women who stupidly believe that women are better than men decide to call themselves feminists.
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd be surprised just how subtle and deep the whole "female superiority" mentality goes.  If you keep yourself aware of it, you'll see it everywhere, including your own thoughts.

Also, don't give me that NAFALT bullshit. It's stupid and hypocritical coming from you. After all, if "Not all men" is a derailment, then so is NAFALT.
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Briecat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
And you'd also see how subtle and deep the "male superiority" mentality goes. It goes for both genders. In my eyes, you are saying that it's bull that I believe that you shouldn't generalise a group of people and say that the are all like each other because of one similarity. Well, I'm so very sorry (note the sarcasm). The thing is, and yes, I am going to pull the NAWALT, not all women hate men, just like not all men hate women. In fact, most women don't hate men, and vice versa.

It may be because I go to an only girls school, but I've never in my like that "not all men" is a derailment. Then again, maybe it's because I'm only 13. Also, I will probably keep arguing my point until the end of time , because virtually nothing is going to change my opinion on this. 
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"And you'd also see how subtle and deep the "male superiority" mentality goes. It goes for both genders."

:lol: You really need to take a good look at reality, kid. Men are treated like dirt. We're all potential rapists, we're all stupid, we're all emotionally primitive, we're all privileged shitlords, our value is judged by how well we can serve women in both the bank and bed.

There is no male superiority mentality, we're all inferior in society's eyes.

"In my eyes, you are saying that it's bull that I believe that you shouldn't generalise a group of people and say that the are all like each other because of one similarity."

Then you need to get your eyes checked. It's not so much that all feminists are like that, it's rather the fact that there's too many feminists like that and not enough of the "good feminists" doing anything about it.

So it doesn't matter if not all feminists are like that. Feminism is.

"It may be because I go to an only girls school, but I've never in my like that "not all men" is a derailment."

It's a common feminist argument that "not all men" is a derailment. And I suppose it does have some weight. But of course, NAFALT being a derailment also has weight, and feminists use that all the time.

" Then again, maybe it's because I'm only 13. Also, I will probably keep arguing my point until the end of time , because virtually nothing is going to change my opinion on this."

:rofl: Hoo man! That gave me a good laugh. Kid, your mind is about to go through one hell of a roller coaster ride. Your opinions are gonna change on a dime all throughout puberty, and they'll only get stable again when you've reached 20 at least.
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Briecat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
I don't really feel like arguing my point right now. Or probably until the weekend. Mind you, this doesn't mean you've changed my opinion. B-) (Cool) 
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Mistywater2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
*Cough* Anita Sarkeesian *Cough* What-an-asshole *Cough* Accuses-One-Of-The-Coolest-People-To-Ever-Live-A-Woman-Hater-Two-Days-After-His-Death *Cough*
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RierieMaree Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the entirety of the feminist side of me that is just spewed out as words. I love it
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