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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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XEBES Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically... you're a feminism because sex.

I don't really see the misogyny here.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe because most femis are "anti-man", I'd be damn lucky if I could find the femis that are not anti men and "believe in equality". Why do most feminists believe that I MUST have MORE women at a workspace simply cause they think an odd count is "sexist", why can't I keep the few women I have that deserve the job instead of the ones they put in front to equal out the numbers?
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LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artist
There are a lot of females that believe in equality for all. It's just that they get called out
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna see these women, why can't I have a discussion with those women, why do I always get pitted against  man haters?
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LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artist
1. Your talking to one.
2. Chances are that the woman who hate men have be tramatized. (wrong spelling but what ever) You probably get pitted against the man haters because of your comments. For me (and some others) when someone says something that strikes me wrong I feel like I have to respond.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can not,CAN NOT, hate an entire species(might have misspelled that) for what one or two guys did!
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LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artist
Actually you can. My proof is when my friends boyfriend broke up with here. One average the hating period lasts a week to a month. Also lets just imaging for a moment, that its not just one or two guys. When I travel, I meet men that treat woman like animals. And then there's those people that sell there sisters or nieces to the slave trade.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So just hate THEM, not all men!
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LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artist
You would think ,but all in all its a lot more complitcated. I don't hate men, yet I'm a feminist. I'm not like those people yet I understand where they're coming from
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TheFairyTale13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Be an egalitarian if you are in fact for equality. Feminism has turned to a poison for equality. The ass-crack of Tumblr as proven this with "Crush all men." "Cis-scum." "Die Cis-Scum." That isn't equality.
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