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  • Mood: Astonished
  • Listening to: Carpe Diem by Green Day
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max
Okay, so I'm absolutely thrilled that there has been such a huge and diverse response to my poem 'I Need Feminism', so thanks guys! However, because there are a lot of comments I'm starting to think that it might be a bit impossible for me to respond to all of them. A lot of the comments are really long, which is really great and I appreciate it, but it might take me a little longer to reply than normal. I've been responding to comments since I got home from college at just before lunch time (around five hours ago), so I am trying my hardest! However, I would just like to say that it's not okay to be a bully in the comments. There's a difference between being constructively critical and being flat-out mean. Comments saying "Fuck you" and "emo cunt" and telling me to "go slit your wrists while listening to My Chemical Romance" are not constructive. I mean, feel free to say "fuck you" to me, just tell me why, y'know? And as for the whole "go slit your wrists" thing, I just can't think of how in anyone's head that would be justifiable. Attack the work, not the person behind it. 

I kinda feel like I need to explain the poem. Or rather, my views on feminism. I'm not anti-man and no, it isn't every man out there's fault that sexism exists. I know that. Feminism shouldn't mean that. Just because I believe in feminism it doesn't mean that I automatically don't believe in equality for everyone. I just want to make it really crystal clear that I believe in equality for all; regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or any other factor. If you have any questions about my stance on any of these things (or you just wanna chat) feel free to comment or note me with it. 

Also to any new watchers; heya guys! Nice to meet you. I'm Ellie. The fact that you are one of my watchers makes us automatically friends. Nice to meet you! :hug:
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weskergirl1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Telling people to kill themselves or go die etc. is not ok. i mean tell me to f off, sure whatever, but to say something like that and then be responsible for someone's death afterwards? i mean you never know whats gonna happen.
I have been a victim of bullying at my school and the thinks people say to one another are just outrageous! 
I wish people would just be nice!
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I agree completely. Telling someone to die or to hurt themselves is never accepetable and it's one of the things that I hate the most. I think it's really easy for people to forget the impact that their words can have on others, especially if the person they are addressing is already in a bad place emotionally or mentally. 

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weskergirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
why cant there be nice people like you at my school *Cries*
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, you're at your school so there must be at least one nice person there :iconunicornglompplz:
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weskergirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
this is true and we do have nice people but we are vastly outnumbered but not nice people. every person counts! :heart:
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weskergirl1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
hello Ellie! i just started watching you 2 weeks ago now (i think) and i must say your poetry is quite amazing and has inspired me to pick back up on my own poetry ^^
I just wanted to say thank you :la: and that you seem like an awsome person! 
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~Mary
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Heya, Mary; nice to meet you! :D

Aw, thank you very, very much! :hug: :glomp: :icontardglompplz:
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weskergirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
you are most welcome! 5 seconds hug Hug Huggle! Man Hug Tight Hug :hug:2 rvmp 
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Metal-loving-Rebel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've got a new friend. Yay. xD
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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AColorfulShadow Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know how some people find it okay to tell people to go kill themselves. Voicing opinions is great and expressing dislike is perfectly acceptable, but nobody deserves to be told to commit suicide. I'm sorry that people write that to you. I thought the poem was well written and a great way to positively bring up feminism so that people can see it's more than man-hating women; it's people seeking equality. Well-done :aww:
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No matter how much I dislike something on the internet, I'd never tell the creator to kill or hurt themselves. I think it's just a really crappy thing to say to someone. Because of the nature of some of my work, I've been told to go slit my wrists several times and on 'I Need Feminism' someone has even told me to hang myself. That kind of thing is never justifiable in my opinion, especially because you never know if the person you're saying to might actually be feeling that way already, y'know?

Thank you! :hug:
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AColorfulShadow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True. And you never know if that comment you write to them might prompt them to actually hurt them self. The point is, just be decent and constructive; there's no reason for people to be trying to hurt each other all the time.
You're welcome :huggle:
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Gerbilnator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just...some people. Just....no. I totally agree with you, I hate people like that. If your gonna comment on something, say something nice. That's what Thumpers mom told me. Also, I hate people who THINK the reason I hate them is because of race, gender, yadah yadah yadah. I can't stand people like that.
And also.
Hiya, I love ur name.
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta love Thumper's mother! It's kinda sad when a cartoon rabbit has better morals than some actual human beings.

Heya! Thanks. :)
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blissfull-emo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
embrace the hate, hug it and throw it back in their faces :P 

maybe refer to your self as an equalist as people do tend to jump to the conclusion that if you are a feminist then you hate men. 

Hi Ellie. Nice to meet you. I am potato. :iconpotatoplz:
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, thanks for the advice Jesus! :D

I think that feminism is a faction in the fight for equality for all. I kinda wanna help reclaim the term 'feminism' for those of us who aren't man-hating feminazis. 

Hello potato. You are one sexy potato. 
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BlurryRabbitz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Writer
Sorry about the hate on your poem, I really liked it. 
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks; I'm glad you liked it! :)
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Static-Foil Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
noticed you had band fics. . . how does that go? :3
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I need to write more of them really. :)
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Static-Foil Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hiya ellie :D Bianca. Nice to meetcha too
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice to meet you, Bianca! :hug:
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hellokitty2005 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
YAY FRIENDS!
And, I wholeheartedly agree with you about the comments thing. That stuff just isn't cool 
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:icontardglompplz:

Thanks; glad you agree! :)
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Warriorkeroro123 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Good Luck With Those Comments!

(Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy~ New Friend~ :D)
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I think I'm gonna need it! 

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Warriorkeroro123 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
:D Huggle! 
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acurmudgeon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Well said.  Good luck going through all of the comments.  :eyepopping:
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm gonna need it! ;P
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