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I need Feminism because I refuse to be victimized by social, cultural, or political misogyny. I am not a “victim”, I am a SURVIVOR.

I need Feminism because I refuse to be victimized by social, cultural, or political misogyny. I am not a “victim”, I am a SURVIVOR.

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"I need feminism because when I was being sexually harassed by a stranger and I threw my ice cream on him, he ran after me and pushed it in my chest. After kicking and punching him away, I was told that it was my fault because I threw the ice cream "first."

"I need feminism because when I was being sexually harassed by a stranger and I threw my ice cream on him, he ran after me and pushed it in my chest. After kicking and punching him away, I was told that it was my fault because I threw the ice cream "first."

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We need feminism because….Rosie Jimenez, Becky Bell, Marissa Alexander, Renisha McBride, Brandon Teena, Trayvon Martin, Mallory Loyola, Dr. George Tiller, Gwen Araujo…all people we must speak out for and with as we fight for reproductive justice, transgender anti-discrimination, racial justice, LGBT equality and reform of the criminal justice system —- which are all feminist issues!  

We need feminism because….Rosie Jimenez, Becky Bell, Marissa Alexander, Renisha McBride, Brandon Teena, Trayvon Martin, Mallory Loyola, Dr. George Tiller, Gwen Araujo…all people we must speak out for and with as we fight for reproductive justice, transgender anti-discrimination, racial justice, LGBT equality and reform of the criminal justice system —- which are all feminist issues!  

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I need feminism because the first time I was sexually harassed about my chest I was 12 and in gym class. Even though I was uncomfortable it did not occur to me to tell the teacher because I was thinking boys will be boys. 

I need feminism because the first time I was sexually harassed about my chest I was 12 and in gym class. Even though I was uncomfortable it did not occur to me to tell the teacher because I was thinking boys will be boys. 

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I need feminism because I’m sick of feeling guilty when I’m “not in the mood.”
And I shouldn’t have to come up with a reason why because not being in the mood to have sex at that moment should be reason enough.    
I would accept that as an answer if it were the other way around. 

I need feminism because I’m sick of feeling guilty when I’m “not in the mood.”

And I shouldn’t have to come up with a reason why because not being in the mood to have sex at that moment should be reason enough.    

I would accept that as an answer if it were the other way around. 

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I need feminism because some drunk male friends I sat with after a wedding spent hours making joke about hang raping me and got agressive becaise I wasn’t playing along. 
Afterwards, I felt like I had let my boyfriend down by letting myself be alone with them.
I have known all of these men for years and though of them as friends. I need feminism because I thought that it was safe and socially acceptable to have a drink and a chat with old friends who happen to be male. I was wrong!

I need feminism because some drunk male friends I sat with after a wedding spent hours making joke about hang raping me and got agressive becaise I wasn’t playing along. 

Afterwards, I felt like I had let my boyfriend down by letting myself be alone with them.

I have known all of these men for years and though of them as friends. I need feminism because I thought that it was safe and socially acceptable to have a drink and a chat with old friends who happen to be male. I was wrong!

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I need feminism because when I made a FB post about men taking up too much space, men took up the majority of the comment space while disagreeing that it’s an issue.

I need feminism because when I made a FB post about men taking up too much space, men took up the majority of the comment space while disagreeing that it’s an issue.

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I need feminism because I thought sex jokes were ok. Everyone made these types of jokes, so did I. I now know these jokes are NOT OK, and I plan on letting everyone else know they are NOT OK. 

I need feminism because I thought sex jokes were ok. Everyone made these types of jokes, so did I. I now know these jokes are NOT OK, and I plan on letting everyone else know they are NOT OK. 

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I need feminism because I should be able to fall asleep next to a platonic friend and not wake up with his hands in my pants!

I need feminism because I should be able to fall asleep next to a platonic friend and not wake up with his hands in my pants!

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The world needs feminism because in school I was taught feminism meant you hated men, didn’t shave, hated wearing a bra, and were very hated by men and women alike (that alone pushed me away from feminism). 
This doesn’t mean I am anything like that!

The world needs feminism because in school I was taught feminism meant you hated men, didn’t shave, hated wearing a bra, and were very hated by men and women alike (that alone pushed me away from feminism). 

This doesn’t mean I am anything like that!

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"I need feminism because my male friend told me he would "tap my ass" if he could, but he wouldn’t because he respected my BOYFRIEND too much…"
He respected my boyfriend more than he respected me. I was just a piece of meat.

"I need feminism because my male friend told me he would "tap my ass" if he could, but he wouldn’t because he respected my BOYFRIEND too much…"

He respected my boyfriend more than he respected me. I was just a piece of meat.

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I need feminism because a male friend of mine thinks it’s a joke and calls me a bitch when I tell him I don’t like the way he constantly hugs and kisses me in a sexual way. 
I need feminism because my female friend just thinks I’m playing ‘hard to get’ when this happens. 

I need feminism because a male friend of mine thinks it’s a joke and calls me a bitch when I tell him I don’t like the way he constantly hugs and kisses me in a sexual way. 

I need feminism because my female friend just thinks I’m playing ‘hard to get’ when this happens. 

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I need feminism because I’m tired of feeling like my life doesn’t truly begin until I meet “the one.” I don’t need a man by my side to kick ass at life.
Nobody needs to believe that they have to wait for man to enter the picture in order to fully live their lives. Being single is enormously empowering! You don’t need the help of anybody to make a mark on this earth. 

I need feminism because I’m tired of feeling like my life doesn’t truly begin until I meet “the one.” I don’t need a man by my side to kick ass at life.

Nobody needs to believe that they have to wait for man to enter the picture in order to fully live their lives. Being single is enormously empowering! You don’t need the help of anybody to make a mark on this earth. 

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I need feminism because walking alone at night is an open invitation to be followed and harassed. 

I need feminism because walking alone at night is an open invitation to be followed and harassed. 

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I need feminism because…I was told by a senior male member of staff that I need to act more “dyke-y” to gain respect of male students.