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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 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. 

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I need feminism because…I was told by a senior male member of staff that people may assume advances in my career were achieved through sexual favours (he mimed fellatio) and not my abilities. 

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I need feminism because when a man cheats the woman he chats with is called the slut, not HIM. 

I need feminism because when a man cheats the woman he chats with is called the slut, not HIM. 

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I need feminism because females students made up the majority of my 12th grade high school classes: math = 82%, chemistry = 77%, physics 80%, english = 82%. But we’re not even close to being equally represented in what we’re learning in school.
The # of pieces of literature we read with a female lead character: 1
The # of female authors we read: 2
The # of women in history we learned about in-depth (in the entire course): 1 (Margaret Thatcher)
# of women we learned about in the sciences and math: the textbooks made some attempt to occasionally mention females in sciences. HOWEVER, they were always placed to the side of the page, out of the main text. 
FEMALES made up the majority  of my classes. 
So why can’t we be equally represented in our own education? WE DESERVE BETTER! <3 
I went to a small school in a rural area in Canada,  so I know that my class stats may be different from others in city schools. However, this is still a problem in our education system! 

I need feminism because females students made up the majority of my 12th grade high school classes: math = 82%, chemistry = 77%, physics 80%, english = 82%. But we’re not even close to being equally represented in what we’re learning in school.

The # of pieces of literature we read with a female lead character: 1

The # of female authors we read: 2

The # of women in history we learned about in-depth (in the entire course): 1 (Margaret Thatcher)

# of women we learned about in the sciences and math: the textbooks made some attempt to occasionally mention females in sciences. HOWEVER, they were always placed to the side of the page, out of the main text. 

FEMALES made up the majority  of my classes. 

So why can’t we be equally represented in our own education? WE DESERVE BETTER! <3 

I went to a small school in a rural area in Canada,  so I know that my class stats may be different from others in city schools. However, this is still a problem in our education system!