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I need feminism because it empowers me to feel good about myself, regardless of my appearance, social class, gender identity, or sexuality!

I need feminism because it empowers me to feel good about myself, regardless of my appearance, social class, gender identity, or sexuality!

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I need feminism because we live in a society where women are made out to be sex symbols, but are shamed for any sexual act. Young girls are indoctrinated into thinking the only place for them lies within sexual appeal, not within their minds.

I need feminism because we live in a society where women are made out to be sex symbols, but are shamed for any sexual act. Young girls are indoctrinated into thinking the only place for them lies within sexual appeal, not within their minds.

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I need feminism because when I asked my friend(male) what game he was playing he said: its a boys game. 

It just happens to be my favorite game.

I need feminism because when I asked my friend(male) what game he was playing he said: its a boys game.

It just happens to be my favorite game.

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I need feminism because a courteous smile in passing at the bookstore is NOT an invitation to you, older man 30+ years my senior, to sit next to me, stare at me while I read my magazine, & “cough” to try and get me to look at you. You had every other seat the the store available to you. I shouldn’t have had to move to the children’s section to avoid your gaze. #whyIneedfeminism  Macon, GA

I need feminism because a courteous smile in passing at the bookstore is NOT an invitation to you, older man 30+ years my senior, to sit next to me, stare at me while I read my magazine, & “cough” to try and get me to look at you. You had every other seat the the store available to you. I shouldn’t have had to move to the children’s section to avoid your gaze. #whyIneedfeminism  Macon, GA

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I need Feminism because only through equality in all things can humanity thrive and find its freedom. Cultural and social constructed representations depict us as different and force us to perform differently, yet we are the same. We all want freedom and happiness, both for ourselves and for those we care about. The era of White Heteronormative Patriarchy must come to an end. Let us be truly equal, both under the law and among ourselves.

I need Feminism because only through equality in all things can humanity thrive and find its freedom. Cultural and social constructed representations depict us as different and force us to perform differently, yet we are the same. We all want freedom and happiness, both for ourselves and for those we care about. The era of White Heteronormative Patriarchy must come to an end. Let us be truly equal, both under the law and among ourselves.

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I need feminism because I cannot show my face on the internet for fear of being recognized and victimized in real life.

I need feminism because I cannot show my face on the internet for fear of being recognized and victimized in real life.

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I need feminism because one day in 8th grade, a guy ran up behind me and grabbed my ass. When i turned around, he had a huge smirk on his face. I pushed him and told him to never do that again. Later that day, I received a text saying that I needed to “chill”. His reason? It was “smack an ass” day. 
I WAS 13

I need feminism because one day in 8th grade, a guy ran up behind me and grabbed my ass. When i turned around, he had a huge smirk on his face. I pushed him and told him to never do that again. Later that day, I received a text saying that I needed to “chill”. His reason? It was “smack an ass” day. 

I WAS 13

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I need feminism because after my sister and I were catcalled today, she told me that’s the fourth time that’s happened to her. 
And she’s only fourteen.

I need feminism because after my sister and I were catcalled today, she told me that’s the fourth time that’s happened to her. 

And she’s only fourteen.

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I need feminism because my mom has told me countless times that she doesn’t think my rape was “rape.” She thinks that just because I stopped going to see a shrink that it was just a one night stand I regret. My first time a one night stand?!
Most rape victims know who assaults them. Most one night stands are with strangers. I knew my rapist. DO THE MATH.

I need feminism because my mom has told me countless times that she doesn’t think my rape was “rape.” She thinks that just because I stopped going to see a shrink that it was just a one night stand I regret. My first time a one night stand?!

Most rape victims know who assaults them. Most one night stands are with strangers. I knew my rapist. DO THE MATH.

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I need feminism because when I was talking to some boy about ‘Orange is the New Black’ he told me he wouldn’t want to watch it because the main characters are women.

I need feminism because when I was talking to some boy about ‘Orange is the New Black’ he told me he wouldn’t want to watch it because the main characters are women.

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I need feminism because it is still considered “lazy” for a woman with a full-time job to split the cleaning & cooking at home with her husband. Sorry your dinner wasn’t ready by 6, dear, when I got home at 7 and you were home all day.

I need feminism because it is still considered “lazy” for a woman with a full-time job to split the cleaning & cooking at home with her husband. Sorry your dinner wasn’t ready by 6, dear, when I got home at 7 and you were home all day.

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“I NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE my girlfriend was almost raped by her ex-boyfriend WHILE WE WERE GOING OUT but NOBODY INCLUDING THE POLICE are doing anything because of how she “presents herself”. (Police saying it “is just just not worth their time with someone who presents herself in a way such as she does)”

I NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE my girlfriend was almost raped by her ex-boyfriend WHILE WE WERE GOING OUT but NOBODY INCLUDING THE POLICE are doing anything because of how she “presents herself”. 

(Police saying it “is just just not worth their time with someone who presents herself in a way such as she does)”

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#INeedFeminismBecause I’m sick of women being taught the harassment they receive is their fault.

"Dress like a whore, get treated like a whore."

"What did she expect?"

"Maybe next time she’ll think twice."

You are NOT responsible for the shitty behaviour of others.

#INeedFeminismBecause I’m sick of women being taught the harassment they receive is their fault.

"Dress like a whore, get treated like a whore."

"What did she expect?"

"Maybe next time she’ll think twice."

You are NOT responsible for the shitty behaviour of others.

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#INeedFeminismBecause full-time working women make 77¢ for every $ a man makes AND the gap widens for African-American women (64¢/dollar) and Latina women (54¢/dollar) on avg.*according to the US Census. #equalpay #wagegap #INTERSECTIONALITY

#INeedFeminismBecause full-time working women make 77¢ for every $ a man makes AND the gap widens for African-American women (64¢/dollar) and Latina women (54¢/dollar) on avg.*according to the US Census. #equalpay #wagegap #INTERSECTIONALITY

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I need feminism because I am a realist. I know that “evil” people aren’t the one ones who harass, sexually assault, have prejudices, make insensitive jokes, or perpetuate harmful stereotypes.
I need feminism because I am an optimist. I know that change is possible. I know that people are capable of love, resilience, & growth I know we can be better. We will be. 
I am a realist. I am an optimist. I am a feminist. And I am part of the change. 

I need feminism because I am a realist. I know that “evil” people aren’t the one ones who harass, sexually assault, have prejudices, make insensitive jokes, or perpetuate harmful stereotypes.

I need feminism because I am an optimist. I know that change is possible. I know that people are capable of love, resilience, & growth I know we can be better. We will be. 

I am a realist. I am an optimist. I am a feminist. And I am part of the change.