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Article by MaleficentJolie posted over a year ago
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Hello. It's my first time writing an article. Well, have you ever been bullied or harassed by men online? Have they ever criticized you for stating your opinion on the internet, whether it be on social media like Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube? And how does that make you feel?

It happened to me many times. That aside, let's talk a little bit about it. I feel that it originated from the non-technological world, where assertive men were considered "driven," "motivated," etc. while assertive women were called "b*tchy," "rude," or even worse--- "bratty" or "immature," when in reality, those women are speaking their minds. They're not trying to offend others, but their words were misunderstood a little. This was why female bosses were sometimes seen as bossy or rude.

I've seen that too many times online. From my experience as a young adult woman, I would try to state my opinion, no matter what website I'm on. But, whenever I do, I get criticized, and my opinion would be disliked. The reply would be from a man whose comment would be liked more. Why? Because this sexism was online, not just offline.
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Opinion by tamore posted over a year ago
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from tumblr; the OP deleted their blog

“THIS PICTURE WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT I STILL NEED FEMINISM AND I’M GOING TO REALLY, REALLY TELL YOU WHY”:

-Because I got called a whore for wearing a short plaid skirt when I was 10

-and because when Nujood Ali from Yemen was 10 she got divorced

-Because black girls’ names became my classmates’ favorite “joke” when I was 11

-and because when an 11-year-old girl in Texas was raped by 18 men the New York Times wrote of how the girl “dressed older than her age”

-Because I started counting calories when I was 14

-and because when Malala Yousafzai was 14 she was shot in the head for trying to go to school

-Because I heard a boy greet a girl with “hey slut” today at age 16

-and because when a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio was filmed being raped by two boys at a party while unconscious the CNN reporters talked about how tragic it was because the rapists had such bright futures as athletes
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Opinion by buttercupthePPG posted over a year ago
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Look at all of the stereotypes that existed ever since the beginning of time! They're so toxic and so degrading!

Stereotype 1: Every woman needs a man (which is an issue in many high schools, even colleges and such).

Stereotype 2: All women need rescuing and constant protection.

Stereotype 3: A woman who stands up for herself is considered b*tchy, bossy, and unladylike.

Stereotype 4: A woman is supposed to be submissive and f*cking cowardly! (which is so common)

Stereotype 5: All women are less intellegent, more foolish, and can't learn anything.

Stereotype 6: Women are the weakest of the weak.

Stererotype 7: Women can't fight verbally or physically when it comes to wars and stopping criminals.

Stereotype 8: Women can't drive. (Seriously?!)

Stereotype 9: The only place women belong is the kitchen safe and sound. (Are you kidding me?! Stupid men.....)

Stereotype 10: Women get raped because they "asked" for it.
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Opinion by buttercupthePPG posted over a year ago
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Have you ever been offended by those stereotypes? Well, I get offended pretty easily by the gender stereotypes. Whenever I get offended I would complain and stop watching or playing the game altogether. Nearly all movies and tv shows and even the video games are made by sexist men who think that women are not as capable as women! Let's look at one example, the movie Gremlins. It may be funny, but can be sexist. I hate that movie. It portrays women as weak, cowardly, helpless, and over FUCKING dependent! And males as too overprotective and muscly and too fucking irresistable! Gosh, I hate when the movies like this one portrays women like that. Why the fuck does all the movies fail the bechdel test?! Well, that is a good question I asked myself. The term bechdel came from a feminist comic person. 1. it must have at least two or more women in it.
2. do they talk to each other?
3. and if they do, does the conversation involve something besides a man?
The same goes for many, many books. None of the books passed, and one of them is which I read. Let's look at this example, Julio and Romiette- it views women as defenseless, damsel in distress, and it is very fucked up....
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Opinion by religious posted over a year ago
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x and y are not dissimilar . In fact they are so similar that y is called x with missing leg. If that is correct then there remain no difference in blue print . if blue print is same how can the structure erected on the basis of this can be different. Only difference must be in arrangement and for a capable mind that is no difference at all . so to say man is just the woman with clitoris enlarged as penis. Vagina stitched to be scrotum and ovaries dropped down from the tummy as testis........(Ref-man is the extension of woman)
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Opinion by Kitbeast posted over a year ago
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Now i'm what I would like to call an average guy. I also like to think that I'm open minded and willing to hear any argument as long as that argument is backed up with cold hard facts.
Now as a guy i personally don't have any experience of any of the issues normally expressed by the feminist movement so my thoughts and opinions are always formed from second hand or third hand experience (reading articles, watching YouTube videos etc.)
Now i'm sure some of you are asking yourself why are you asking this? Well the answer is as follows.
Two week ago i was taking part in a community discussion at my local library that was about 'Ways in which the government can help the community'
About half way throw the discussion I perhaps foolishly said something that I personally thought was an innocent and legitament statement. What I said was exactly what follows.
'I believe that since girls in education have either caught up or began to out perform their male counterparts that the government needs to start shifting the percentage of funds designed to help girls in education, so instead it helps everyone in education since it is now in fact the boys who are...
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Article by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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Rebecca Mott is a woman who has survived violent, abusive prostitution and rape. Her words deserve to be heard.


Despair Hits My Heart - Rebecca Mott
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I have been coming back into life – I know this is good. But this post is about my confusion, my grief and my despair that I still do not understand what it is to be alive – beyond being a role.

I will write in the back parts of my mind, I will try to drag out the stuff that scares me, that blocks me, that still make wonder if I am still nothing but an object finding how to please others.

I don’t know how to be human, that it not some philosophical statement, not said for pity or sympathy – it is said because the sex trade made me into a sub-human, into nothing but consumable goods.

I can copy humans and find how to fit in with humans – but underneath, hidden from view, is a deep emptiness.
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Opinion by ivoryphills posted over a year ago
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Not too long ago, I’ve been exploring the recesses of the Internet for some discussion based on Feminism-from websites dedicated to only the talk of Feminism to YouTube videos and their comments, knowing fully well that many of the things I will view will be made by anti-Feminists. My expectations were only half-disappointed. I did expect the usual “Feminists are the most sexist, misandrist, selfish manginas and lesbians of the planet,” but I didn’t expect this: “black women shouldn’t have involved themselves in the white woman’s evil movement.”

    It was yet another tactic used by anti-Feminists to gather more minions to their hate-filled cause, to use the black victimization/white-hating paranoia that sadly still runs rampant in my race and cripples our own efforts to succeed and thrive. I saw this sick tactic on The Good Men Project when a user claimed that “Feminists are willing to throw blacks, gays, Native Americans, etc. under the bus for the sake of women.” I saw it on the YouTube video “The Secret History of Feminism” when the talk show host Alex Jones compiled some bit of history on a racist Feminist named...
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News by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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Farida broke all barriers
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by Ophelia Benson
July 11, 2012


How miserably sad and depressing. Farida Afridi, an activist for tribal women in Pakistan, was murdered today. (You know how. You don’t even need to look. Leaving home for work. Guys on motorcycles. Guns. Died on the way to the hospital.)

Along with her sister Noor Zia, Farida was committed to social change and economic emancipation for women from the platform of a welfare organisation called the Society for Appraisal and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (SAWERA). Both women were among the founding members of the NGO and had a Masters degree in Gender Studies.

Due to tribal customs and traditions, women in the area remain mostly restricted and unable to achieve their true potential, but Farida broke all barriers and relentlessly worked for women’s development. “We have lost a great member of our team,” said Lal Jan, the technical advisor of the organisation.
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Opinion by ivoryphills posted over a year ago
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Chauvinism and Masculinism, two of the biggest anti-feminism "movements" alive and rampant in this day and age. Since the beginning of these movements, the Feminist image has been violated to the point that even hearing the word "Feminist" brings up some ugly descriptions in the human psyche: fat, unattractive, masculine women who can't find a decent husband that want to create misery for all like they feel by lying about what women really want (like babies and husbands) and emasculating men, or a big system of corporate tools brainwashed by powerful liberals to decimate the human race,
and with the popularity of Youtube, Family Guy, and Facebook, these conspiracy theories about women's liberation and our mantra "you can do it, no matter what gender you are" are spreading quicker than before. So what can we do about it? Simple: portray Feminism our way, which is pretty much the right way.
As I understand that the Feminism movement is 1) already using some of the popular media to show what we are really about and 2) already too busy trying to save the world to give a crap about what lies and conspiracy theories are being spread about them, I personally believe that...
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Opinion by elstef posted over a year ago
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I wrote this quickly, so it is not great, but I hope I get my point across.

It is a shame that so many people seem to have this picture of feminists as oversensitive man-haters. That is not what it is about for me at all. It is also not about wanting to be a man, which seems to be another notion that people have. It is about women getting the same chances as men, and getting the same credit/ pay for doing the same work. It is about being tired of the fact that the phrase “girly-boy” is seen as an insult, while the phrase “like a man” is seen as a positive thing. It is about hating that it is the 21rst century and many people still consider the father the head of the household, and really the head of most things, simply because he is a man.
Most importantly it is about the future. It is about wanting our daughters to know that they take up half the world, and that they are just as important as our sons. Whether they want to play sports or play with dolls, they should be allowed to. It is about wanting them to know that their worth is not determined by how men, or other women, see them. It is about wanting them to be comfortable with their bodies, but know...
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List by pandawinx posted over a year ago
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'Feminazi' is the demonization of feminism via comparing the woman's rights movement to Adolf Hitler.

Needless to say, it is the most incompetent and insensitive terminology refering to:

A. The victims who suffered tremendously under Hitler's regime during WW2.
B. Feminism and how misunderstood it's many messages are today in modern society.

So even if you aren't a feminist, or maybe even not even pro-feminist (which i can assure you are completely different things), you most definately shouldn't tolerate this fad. Here are four, quick, clear reasons simply to start you off. I could go on for hours on how opressive and and perilous the word 'feminazi' is, and how it's spectactularly fallacious. But here are just my MAIN reasons.

1. It desensitises and exploits the suffering of the holocaust victims.

Millions were starved, tortured, suffocated and enslaved under the command of the Axis powers. Not only the Jewish, but homosexuals, Gyspies, transvestites, Italians, Mexicans and people of colour to name a few suffered in ways indescribable due to Fascism. Calling a sub-culture who fights for...
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List by pandawinx posted over a year ago
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(By me, please do not copy or resend it without my permission. Thank you. :) )

A lot of you have probably witnessed the video for Katy Perry's part of me in which she discovers her boyfriend cheating, does a Britney and joins the armed forces in a bid to get over her turmoil and shoot little Afghan children in the face.

At first sights, this is a immaculate example of feminism in the works: A young, pretty girl finds the strength to defy her boyfriend's infidelities and find her own way in life without him. It's hard imagining Perry doing anything apart from mess around with wigs and giggle as she shows off her lycra-covered cleavage, but surprise, surprise- she has.

Gone are the days where the highlights of her video is squirting cream out her bra and sending half the human population the message that woman are sex toys. Right? WRONG!

My first qualm with the new video consists of the bumper-sticker she sees promoting woman in the marines. All woman are born equel, then some join the marines.
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Opinion by pandawinx posted over a year ago
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Hey guys, there are some really inspiration stories of feminism and liberation floating around the web, so i thought i'd tell you how i developed my feminism....At the age of 6.

I grew up in a partiarchal family. My father suffered from grand overt narcissism, biapolar, sadomasochism and manic depressive dissorder and would beat my mother constantly. It was horrific, me and my sister watching him drink all night and then he'd come home and berate my mother. If the house wasnt tidy enough, he'd smash her personal pocessions and throw things at her, screaming at her and unloading buckets of freezing water onto her head. If the house was clean he'd reward her by letting her watch an hour of TV. I recognised this as opressive partiarchy from the age of 6 and on, and identified as a feminist. I tried to stick up for my mother and older sister when i could, but usually i got a black eye or locked in a bathroom for hours when i did. Its hard to discribe how scared and angry and confused i felt, but it only made me bolder and more determined to voice my veiws. I promised myself never to stay in a abusive relationship when i grow up, nor to let myself be opressed in...
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Opinion by pandawinx posted over a year ago
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(Written by me! YAY!)

If i have sex with someone I am a massive slut.
If he has sex with someone...He's awesome.

If i get raped i "deserve it" for dressing seductively.
If he gets raped he is a victim of assault.

If I do not want sex i am a uptight, harpy-bitch.
If he does not want sex he is simply doing his own thing.

If i ask for a raise I am being demanding and agressive.
If he asks for a raise he is being assertive and ambitious.

If i become a teen parent I am a stupid girl who got what was coming to her.
If he becomes a teen parent he is a poor, unlucky kid.

If i ask for a abortion I am a cruel, child-murderer who is punishing her baby for her own mistakes.
If he asks his girlfriend to get a abortion, he's just looking out for her.

If i watch sports, I am clearly a lesbian, or maybe i just don't understand it.
If he watches sports, that's fine. It just a guy thing, that's all.
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Article by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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Tiny kitties are honest about their hatreds.
Non-haters gonna non-hate: NiceGuy Edition
--David Futrelle

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Once upon a time one of the guys over at NiceGuy’s MGTOW forum set up a little poll asking his fellow “nice guys” whether or not they actually consider themselves to be misogynists; it’s been up there for years, and the site’s resident MGTOWers have been adding votes and comments all along. The wording of the poll is sufficiently, ah, flexible enough to give respondents a lot of ways to wiggle out of saying explicitly that they really were misogynists:


* I despise the entire female sex. Period.
* I hate only "western" women.
* I only hate feminists and women who take advantage of sexism.
* I just blame feminists.
* I don't hate women; I just don't like being around them.
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Article by KateKicksAss posted over a year ago
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Glamour recently asked a bunch of guys what resolutions they wish women would make, and here they are. *facedesk*. In bold are the "translations" of these "resolutions".

Credit: bitchesguidetoetiquette.tumblr.com


1. “I’d like it if in 2012, women would stop chatting on the phone, checking their teeth in the rearview mirror, flipping their hair and drinking coffee—all while driving.” –Umberto, 29, Monroe, Conn.

“It’s ok for me to multitask while driving, but not you.” –Umberto, 29, Monroe, Conn.

2. “I wish my girl’s New Year’s resolution would be to take herself less seriously when I ask her to do fun things to spice up our lives. Why can’t we have a little harmless fun?” –Jon, 25, Studio City, Calif.

“I want her to do whatever I want, but she doesn’t want to.” –Jon, 25, Studio City, Calif.

3. “I want my wife to stop adding to the degree of difficulty in life. She just can’t say no to people, which means she gets overwhelmed. In other words, I want my wife to be more selfish and do more for herself. She deserves it!” –Josh, 34,...
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Article by xXxDracoxXx posted over a year ago
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Here are some women empowerment quotes that I like:

Women sleep on the right side of the bed because even while sleeping they have to be right! ~Author unknown

I'm an excellent housekeeper. Everytime I get a divorce, I keep the house. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor

In this world you have to be stronger than a man, you have to be a wo-man! ~AVPM

Anything men can do, women can do better, plus in heels.

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. ~Susan B. Anthony

History is herstory, too. ~Author unknown

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships.

Man has will, but woman has her way.

Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Women are scientifically proven to be right even when they are wrong.
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News by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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Nicole Kidman: We Must Support Women
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Nicole Kidman has been “brought to her knees” by tales of abuse from some women.

The actress is a UN Goodwill Ambassador who has done a lot of work with females. She is determined to do all she can to help victims of abuse.

“I’ve been to Haiti and Kosovo and to shelters all over the world. The things I’ve seen and the stories I’ve heard just bring me to my knees,” she told the February edition of UK magazine InStyle. “We are working to pass new laws and to make it OK for women to step forward and speak about abuses, knowing they will have protection if they do so.”

The star is keen to raise awareness of the work UN Women does in the world.

She’s always been interested in women’s issues, explaining she was raised to believe the world should be fair to both sexes.
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Article by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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(Thank you, Eve Ensler)
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Over It
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Eve Ensler - Tony award winning playwright, performer and activist


I am over rape.

I am over rape culture, rape mentality, rape pages on Facebook.

I am over the thousands of people who signed those pages with their real names without shame.

I am over people demanding their right to rape pages, and calling it freedom of speech or justifying it as a joke.

I am over people not understanding that rape is not a joke and I am over being told I don't have a sense of humor, and women don't have a sense of humor, when most women I know (and I know a lot) are really fucking funny. We just don't think that uninvited penises up our anus, or our vagina is a laugh riot.

I am over how long it seems to take anyone to ever respond to rape.
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Article by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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“I would like to get rid of the homophobes, sexists, and racists in our audience. I know they're out there and it really bothers me.” ― Kurt Cobain


Kurt Cobain- The Feminist

by Kat Broderick

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The late Kurt Cobain was surprisingly, an avid member of the feminist community. Here are some of his links to activism and his ties to the feminist agenda.

If generation X had a king it would be Kurt Cobain. His devil may care attitude arguably defined a generation of people. His haunting melodies and desperate screams spoke to youth disenchanted with societies’ expectations. He cared about a lot of things despite what his attitude projected. He was one of a handful of male feminists who reached enough fame to project their ideas on a mass scale. Through his songs and even in his interviews he repeatedly noted how much he detested sexism. Up until his untimely suicide in 1994 and despite his drug abuse and personal issues, he never wavered in his attempt to prove that men, even famous rock band...
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Opinion by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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Myths & Truths on Women and Heart Disease

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MYTH #1: Most women in America die from cancer.



TRUTH: Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the U.S. Almost every minute, a woman in the U.S. dies from heart disease. Nearly five times as many women (200,000) will die from heart attacks alone this year than will die from breast cancer.[1]



MYTH #2: Heart disease is a man’s problem.



TRUTH: Since 1984, more women than men have died of heart disease each year. Women have a 28% increased risk of dying as compared to men to die within the first year after a heart attack.[1]



MYTH #3: Only older women have heart disease.



TRUTH: Heart disease threatens all women, even those as young as 30 and 40.For example, the rate of sudden cardiac death of women in their 30s and 40s is increasing much faster than in men their same age—rising 21 percent in the 1990s.[2]
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Article by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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From Change.org:



Why this is Important

To appeal to men, Dr Pepper Ten completely revamped their marketing strategy from Diet Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper Ten has calories and sugar unlike its diet counterpart. Instead of the “dainty tan bubbles” on the diet can, Ten will be wrapped in gunmetal grey packaging with silver bullets. And while Diet Dr Pepper's marketing is women-friendly, the ad campaign for Ten goes out of its way to alienate and denigrate women.

For instance, there's a Dr Pepper Ten Facebook page for men only. I had to create a new Facebook page indicating I’m a guy to even view the content. It includes games and videos aimed at being "manly." There's a “manly shooting gallery” where men have “23 seconds to take out all the girlie stuff” with the directions of, “If it’s girlie shoot it – if it’s manly avoid it.” There’s a gun scope view on a pair of red high heels and then “girlie” items like lipstick, flowers, rainbows and unicorns flash by cowboy hats, hammers and little plastic toy soldiers. I purposely didn’t shoot anything to see how the game ended. I was confronted with a message;...
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Opinion by SelinaKyle posted over a year ago
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Dear Feminists, Will You Also Be Marching In N***erwalk? Because I Won't.
by Keli Goff

(Published in The Huffington Post)

The only thing more irritating than people doing absolutely nothing to make the world a better place are those actively trying to make it worse, but coming in a strong third? Those whose well-meaning efforts to make the world better are so misguided that they make things worse by default.

I was reminded of this when I happened upon the SlutWalk protests taking place in New York this past weekend... with my mother. (If you're looking for something super memorable to do with your mom in the Big Apple, Broadway shows have got nothing on watching a bunch of adults parading around in their underwear in broad daylight in the name of allegedly making a serious political statement.)

Now before the SlutWalk army gets their undergarments in a twist and adds me to their enemies list, let me state for the record that we are on the same side when it comes to the issues. But when it comes to execution in addressing said issues? Not so much.
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Article by ponyboyjohnny posted over a year ago
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1. MYTH: Legalizing prostitution gets rid of its criminal elements - pimps and traffickers.
FACT: Legalizing prostitution benefits pimps and traffickers. It also benefits johns.

2. MYTH: Men need sex therefore prostitution must exist. Prostitution is a natural form of human sexuality
FACT: The sex of prostitution is not “sex” for women in it. Most men who use women in prostitution have other sexual partners.

3. MYTH: Prostitution is sexual liberation
FACT: Prostitution is sexual exploitation.

4. MYTH Women choose to enter prostitution. It’s better to choose to make lots of money as a prostitute than to choose to work at a minimum wage job like McDonald’s.
FACT: It is profoundly unjust to declare that prostitution is an acceptable job for some women - those who are mostly poor, mostly women of color, mostly young. Prostitution is an intrinsically abusive institution and women stay poor in prostitution (although lots of cash passes through their hands on the way to pimps, stripclub managers, bartenders, taxi drivers, casino hosts and other predators).
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