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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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Gothicsage Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  New member
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Reddzion Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I like it, it also makes me wonder how things would be the other way around, like if women/society treated men like how men/society treated women. Like how its "acceptable" for a guy to slap a girl's butt or stare at her boobs, what if a girl slapped a guy's butt or stared at his crotch would that be considered "acceptable"? 
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ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
This is utter bullshit. I have been slapped by the girl just to humiliate me and it was perfectly fine for everybody. Hell, it was my fucking fault. So yeah, it's fucking acceptable, idiot. Hell, if girl would be staring at guy's crotch, he would take that as a compliment, dumbass.
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Reddzion Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
I'm the dumbass? 
Not all men would like it if a girl stares at his crotch though, how can you assume such a thing? 
Some men are bi, some a gay, others have a different sexuality, hell there are even straight men that wouldn't like that. By your comment, it seems that its not rape if a girl does it to a guy because according to you.. he would enjoy it. 
How dumb are you? 
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Briannabater Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
So you're incapable of havint a conversation without just constantly cursing and insulting someone.  I see. 

You've been slapped by a girl and that "proves" there's no sexism against women?

Well, I just had a sandwich, so that proves there's no such thing as world hunger, right?
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yep.  And the last 44 presidents have all been women, but I'm sure it's just a coincidence.   :P
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Wendrom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This poem is very important. I believe more people need to understand these serious issues.
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hear, hear.
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for writing this and sharing.  I agree 100%.
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ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You live in your tiny, pathetic world of delusions. And I'm glad you do. Because of your own stupidity, you will be always living in a world where you feel discriminated. It's not true, but your tiny little brain cannot comprehend this. You basically created your own punishment.
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