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    Default To those who identify with some aspect(s) of feminism....

    What does it mean to you personally?

    What practical needs of such a mind-set are still relevant in your society today?

    If you are male, how do you understand what feminism is? What are your own association (or, disassociation) with feminism?

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    The best answer I ever saw to that question is the essay "Yes, You Are," quoted below in part:

    Above, the dictionary definition of feminism — the entire dictionary definition of feminism. It is quite straightforward and concise. If you believe in, support, look fondly on, hope for, and/or work towards equality of the sexes, you are a feminist.

    Yes, you are.

    The definition of feminism does not ask for two forms of photo ID. It does not care what you look like. It does not care what color skin you have, or whether that skin is clear, or how much you weigh, or what you do with your hair. You can bite your nails, or you can get them done once a week. You can spend two hours on your makeup, or five minutes, or the time it takes to find a Chapstick without any lint sticking to it. You can rock a cord mini, or khakis, or a sari, and you can layer all three. The definition of feminism does not include a mandatory leg-hair check; wax on, wax off, whatever you want. If you believe in, support, look fondly on, hope for, and/or work towards equality of the sexes, you are a feminist.

    Yes, you are.



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    Nice, Tiltyred. I was going to quote the Tomato Nation post too. That's exactly it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    If you believe in, support, look fondly on, hope for, and/or work towards equality of the sexes, you are a feminist.

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    So, who sets the bar? And who is aiming to be allowed to reach the same bar? Wouldn't that process be indirectly reiterating the same issue one is trying to fight against?

    "I want to be equal to a man." <- isn't that setting the bar kind of low?

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    When you're a man who's a feminist, people always wonder if you have ulterior motives.

    Bow chika wow wow.

    Ironic, eh?

    Woman: "So are you a feminist?"

    Man: "Yeah, but I only say that because I see you as a sex object. We has sex nao?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    So, who sets the bar? And who is aiming to be allowed to reach the same bar? Wouldn't that process be indirectly reiterating the same issue one is trying to fight against?

    "I want to be equal to a man." <- isn't that setting the bar kind of low?
    Anybody besides me smell bait?

    But I would go for equal educational opportunities, full reproduction rights, and no female genital mutilation for a start. You know, the basic stuff. Don't keep us barefoot, pregnant, illiterate, and chained to the stove, kinda thing. For all women.

    Everybody's list is a little different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Anybody besides me smell bait?
    I would... but I know how ENTPs think.

    I like Tilty's quote and Morgan's first graphic. Thank you.
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    I don't think I really need to explain myself here, you gals can probably already guess where I stand.

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