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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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Little-Batman Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  New Deviant
I agree that everyone should be treated equal, until they personally make decisions for someone to think otherwise, (such as abuse, rape, robbery, etc.) however, I think the way that some feminists are going about it now days is wrong, I agree that the way that some men are treating some women is wrong, but only that man or group of men should be punished, not the men who did nothing, everybody has advantages and disadvantages, and we (hopefully everybody) should recognize that and not play on other peoples disadvantages. (I am so sorry if I have insulted, anyone with this, this is just my opinion, everyone is titled to an opinion) 
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BossNigger91 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
4. You only need to look good if you want to get male attention and increase your sexual potential.If you want to look like shit no one is stopping you.
5. No, it just happens to side with womem and blame men all the time.
6. What things? Fucking copout.
7. How? Don't men shame eachother aswell?
8. The world has EXPECTATIONS for your brother. A man is only as worth as what he can contribute while for a woman it's optional. A weak man is despised while a weak woman garners empathy and help.
9. Women are weaker, cry easier, less adventorous ( testostrone) than men. It's just the way it is.
10. Are you fucking kidding? A woman has it multiple times easier to embrace manly traits or hobbies compared to a man doing the opposite.
11"boobs", or on a grander issue, looks. OK. As a girl you only have to look decent enough and you'll have it 100 times easier than a man who has to have all kinds of qualities AND do the approaching. If you make a dating profile you barely even have to introduce yourself and there will still be a fuckton of messages towards you and you can pick and choose a man freely. Again he will have to deliver a ton of qualities and face rejection upon rejection.
12. BITCH PLEASE!
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BossNigger91 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
1. It's also acceptable to call a viring mam a loser, and women should stop rewarding men who get laid often.
2. It' s the exact opposite;  slap a guys butt and it's condered a compliment that he should b fine with while if you do the same to a woman you can get thrown out of a bar or be considered a sexual herasser.
3. If you do get raped the fact that you was "right" will help you jack shit. Smart people realize thatidealism is one thing and reality/taking care of yourself something completly different, and far more important.
4.
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AFennis Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015

Yes, it is that bad. Even worse, human


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feministontinder:

Male victims of violence didn’t undergo emotional and physical abuse for anti-feminists to exploit their experience in an effort to discredit feminism. Feminists advocate for the empowerment of all victims.


Really? Because…

Feminists threaten to kill woman for saying men need abuse shelters.

Feminists prevent a meeting about male suicide.

Feminists stage mock murders to scare men.

Feminist attacks male cartoonist and is hailed a hero of feminism.

Feminists shut down forum for battered husbands.

Propaganda campaign against male fathers wanting custody.

Feminists wish to slander accused names before convicted.

Create rape laws that exclude female rapists.

Make it impossible to charge women with rape.

Feminists against equal custody.

Female felons should serve home sentences.

Told judges to be lenient on women.

Feminists cover up female domestic violence.

Feminists don’t want the gov to help unemployed men.

Feminists launch campaigns to help girls only while boys are doing worse in every facet of education.

Males who were raped as a child still have to pay child support.

Women should have the right to put a child up for adoption before the father gets custody.

Feminists against beyond reasonable doubt when it’s male rapists.

5 rights feminism ignores for men.

Feminists blame males for their abuse.

The primary aggressor clause where only men get charged with abuse.

Shame men into going to war.

Feminists dismiss female child rapists.

Feminists say men can’t talk about domestic abuse.

Feminists mock a man who has his dick cut off.

Strawmanning MRA members.

feminists attack church.

Feminists transphobia

Feminists slander the MRM

Again,

And again,

Call them terrorists.

Feminists say Men can’t be raped.

Feminists defend female raping minor.

Feminist defends why fucking an 8 year old boy isn’t rape.

Feminists primary aggressor clause discriminates against males.

Feminists cover up female domestic abuse stats.

Woman smashing bottle in mans face in public. Nobody gives a fuck.

Jezebel mocks men who are abused.

Feminists make sure the gov doesn’t spend money on male shelters or male research.

Female on male abuse in public is at best ignored, and at worst celebrated.

Public stops a man from abusing a woman in public, same crowd laughs when the roles are reversed.

No funding for male shelter.

Founder of Canadas only male shelter for abuse forced to close due to lack of funding before committing suicide.

Feminists threaten to kill woman for saying men need abuse shelters.

Feminists prevent a meeting about male suicide.

Feminists stage mock murders to scare men.

Feminist attacks male cartoonist and is hailed a hero of feminism.

Feminists skewed the Definition of Domestic Abuse, resulting in only male abusers being arrested and female abusers not.

Feminists’s DV training hurts Police training

Feminist Mary

Koss denies male

rape victims.

Feminists violently protesting against Warren Farrell at U of Toronto

A mob of feminists at a recent protest attacking and sexually molesting a group of Rosary-praying Catholic men who were peacefully protecting the cathedral in the city of San Juan from threats of vandalism.

Feminists disrupt a forum for battered men

Feminists fought a law for equal custody to be the default if both parents want custody and neither parent is unfit.

Multiple times.

Feminists started a campaign against Father’s rights groups

Feminists fought against laws granting men anonymity until charged with the crime of rape—not convicted, just charged.

Feminists fought against a law to end to the justice system favoring women simply because they are women, and giving men harsher sentences simply because they are men.

Feminist fought against men want equal treatment when victims of domestic violence, and to not be arrested for the crime of “being male” under primary aggressor policies.

Feminists in India and Israel fought against female

rapists being arrested, charged and convicted of rape.

Feminists fought against a economic stimulus for male-dominated job such as construction, etc

Feminist fought a law against  Paternity Fraud.

Feminist Harriet Harman has publicly requested employers to hire women in preference to White men if both job candidates are equally

Equality Minister,feminist Patricia Hewitt, was found guilty of breaching the Sex Discrimination Act by “overlooking a strong male candidate for a job in favour of a weaker female applicant”

Elected in 2009, the lesbian feminist prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has vowed to “end of the Age of Testosterone

Feminists want to peeing while standing illegal

Erin Pizzey had to flee the UK because she and her family received death threats and her dog murdered all because feminists didn’t like that she discovered women were equally as violent as men.

Also Suzanne Steinmetz and her children received death threats and bomb threats she discovered that  the rate at which men were victimized by domestic violence was similar to the rate for women.

Richard Gelles and Murray Straus  have all received death threats from feminists, simply for publishing their findings (that female-to-male family violence

was equal to the rate of male-to-female violence).

Feminists say Men can’t be raped.

Feminists defend female raping minor.

Feminist defends why fucking an 8 year old boy isn’t rape.

Most feminists backed studies are bullshit.

Beyond reasonable doubt doesn’t apply to rape. 

Feminist changes mind on rape culture when her son is falsely accused.

Feminists primary aggressor clause discriminates against males.

Feminists cover up female domestic abuse stats.

Jezebel mocks men who are abused.

Feminists make sure the gov doesn’t spend money on male shelters or male research.

Feminists prevent a meeting about male suicide.

Feminists stage mock murders to scare men.

Feminist attacks male cartoonist and is hailed a hero of feminism.

Feminists shut down forum for battered husbands.

Propaganda campaign against male fathers wanting custody.

Feminists wish to slander accused names before convicted.

Try to shut down female prisons.

Create rape laws that exclude female rapists.

Make it impossible to charge women with rape.

Feminists against equal custody.

Female felons should serve home sentences.

Told judges to be lenient on women.

Feminists cover up female domestic violence.

Feminists don’t want the gov to help unemployed men.

Feminists launch campaigns to help girls only while boys are doing worse in every facet of education.

Males who were raped as a child still have to pay child support.

Women should have the right to put a child up for adoption before the father gets custody

Feminists against beyond reasonable doubt when it’s male rapists.

5 rights feminism ignores for men.

Feminists blame males for their abuse.

The primary aggressor clause where only men get charged with abuse.

Shame men into going to war.

Feminists dismiss female child rapists.

Feminists say men can’t talk about domestic abuse.

Feminists mock a man who has his dick cut off.

feminists attack church.

Feminists shut down a festival about gender equality for including men.

Feminists hope MRA’s die.

Feminists against fathers day.

Feminist makes up fake assault stories.

Female reporter bullied by feminists at the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

But you’re probably right. Feminists advocate for the empowerment of all victims…

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HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the info bank.

This could be a copypasta.
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Chidube Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Damn, that's a lot.
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Laazu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
" I need a movement that empowers me to be perceived as powerful because my own power leaves me powerless"
I apologise in advance for being cocky, but that is what it comes down to in MY mind. 
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TehBlizzyWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is painful
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CommanderKorra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Good poem
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, so you only respond to brown-nosers, eh? Why am I not surprised?
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015   General Artist
"i need feminism because my boobs are my best quality",
then what, you need a movement for that?
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No, I need a movement because I am viewed as a sexual commodity rather than a human being.
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PunkArtist501 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree because we are sexual beings, not objects of desire; BTW, I'm a guy in case you are wondering.
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015   General Artist
Okay.....
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TheTrueMadHatter Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student General Artist
//...You're wrong here, oh so very wrong. Just naming one thing Femininity will make men look weak, but that will never change. And feminists don't believe in equality they believe in females getting well actually now it's just become a hate group. Since just about all the things feminists one fought for they got. 
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starburstia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
"It's like that house didn't get the memo that we're living in a post-fire society. Stop living in the past and get over it, burning house."
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TheTrueMadHatter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
//?
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TehBlizzyWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^
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TheTrueMadHatter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student General Artist
//?
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Yokai-no-Red Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015   General Artist
This!
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strugglingprey397 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
correct
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:iconthetruemadhatter:
TheTrueMadHatter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student General Artist
//Aye. 
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AcitorianScoria Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
"It's my fault if I get raped." Citation fucking needed.
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strugglingprey397 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
same
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Sparda81 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I need meninism because
It’s acceptable to call me a dick.
I need meninism because
It’s okay for a girl to hit me and not expect to be hit back.
I need meninism because
If a woman rapes me, it's not rape.
I need meninism because
I should look good for women to see.
I need meninism because
People think it means ‘anti-woman’.
I need meninism because
I can’t do things that women can.
I need meninism because
Guys think it’s cool to shame each other.
I need meninism because
The world lets my sister get away with more.
I need meninism because
My masculinity makes me ‘barbaric’.
I need meninism because
If I act effeminate I’m a ‘freak’.
I need meninism because
My muscles are my ‘best quality’.
I need meninism because
I believe in equality.

(By the by, I'm not a meninist, I just reversed it to illustrate the point. I'm a Socialist. I don't give a fiddler's fuck about your gender. Oppression is oppression regardless of your gender.)
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floolf03 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS. I have ro admit I almost laughed a littlw, and I would have burst out in tears of joy if it weren't so sad you even have to say this.
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Sparda81 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Meh. It'd be nice if I didn't have to do that, but just like women watching their drinks for roofies, and PEOPLE IN GENERAL having to watch out when in a bad neighbourhood in the middle of the night (good gods, whoever said that men aren't afraid in those situations is living in a caricature of reality), I have to do it, so I do.
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floolf03 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still don't get what the debate is all about yet, and I eon't think I ever will... 

They are telling us they are strong and independent by stating they need to be supported by society? That just isn't adding up! Why would anyone call themselves fearless and still fear violence? Do they want to be protected or tell us they don't need protection, I don't get it, I really don't? 
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Sparda81 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, gotta love that double think in the feminist movement. I treat like I do the Kardashians. I just wave at it while that train wreck just flies on by.
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strugglingprey397 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
yep
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weaslcake102 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General 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 Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If by "brilliance" you mean "bullshit", then yes, this is pure brilliance, and so is your ass-licking comment.
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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
♥♥ !!!
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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  Hobbyist 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  Hobbyist Photographer
Look it up
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