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Yes, I Have A Penis

Do not assume (if I hold the door for you),
that I am making a statement
about your inabilities
to open the door for yourself.
If you hold it for me,
I'll say 'thankyou'.

Do not assume (if I pay for the meal),
that I am underestimating
your earning capacity
as a woman.
If you invite me out for a meal,
you're paying.

Do not assume (if I defend your rights),
that I am belittling
the attempts that you have made
to defend your rights yourself.
If you defend my rights,
I'll consider you human.
Inspired by my female tutor, who told me that, as a male, I had no place arguing in favour of women's rights.
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~Superiorflowerpower -- Yes, I Have a Penis.

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Bashitosha Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
but really, superior flower power....
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RoseGroheimer Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
#thats what's up!! :D
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P037 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
I believe in the rights of males and females.

I believe if that people should be generous. She can pay for it if she wants. You can be a little more caring and pay for her, though. :stare:
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P037 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
I redact this. It's actually really good.
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popme101 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your attitude
Rock on!!
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davidr2000 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your tutor was wrong. Life should be about the empowerment of all things that support and nurture our humanity. Womens' rights is component of this.
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bearboymcg Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
Nicely said:)
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erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Great poem, good point :)
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AustinDR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Pingas Robotnik 
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your tutor is an idiot. As long as men don't flirt or try to hit on me, they are fine. I wouldn't even think of getting offended by them being friendly. Nice poem, nice point :)
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ShawnQuintero Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member
Seriously, love it!😊 would love to feature your work in our "Female Empowerment Project" 😊 check out domorebemore.org/empowerher for all the details and to submit something that would best represent you while also celebrating woman! 😊

Keep making art that makes a difference!
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Bevo69 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol.... Love it
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PotionLily Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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KeyonnaWasHere Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful :D A lot of women act like a guy doing these things means he's looking down upon us. Dave Chapelle was so right: "Chivalry IS dead. And women killed it." Not ALL women, but a lot of us.
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SnowLeopard84 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I know, so sad!
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mlpcupcakescareme Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Too many feminists out there. We're all equal. As long as we all get ice cream, everyone is okay. :)
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SnowLeopard84 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Exactly! And don't forget the cake...
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mlpcupcakescareme Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:cake::cake::cake:
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SlimSparkles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Writer
Really sorry to correct you here.. But feminism is about the equality of everyone, not the empowerment of females.

Women who say they are feminists and then say that only women need to be treated better, or things such as men cannot be raped by a woman are not actually femenists.
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mlpcupcakescareme Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm. I never knew that~ I'll just try to stay out of things like this from now on.
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PrinceoftheAngels Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member
Yay! Ice cream!
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mlpcupcakescareme Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^w^
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LordShrek Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
the idea of feminism has been corrupted mostly by the tumblr "social justice warriors" and the irrational feminists, but don't profile all of the feminists as one thing. Oh and dont assume all men are rapists or that they are all women-haters. (just my two cents)
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hau Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wait, this got a Daily Deviation?
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ATHJChester Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Perfect.
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DeviantInspector Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  New member
Very true!
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HannahTaylor693 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So true. Just because a guy does something like that doesn't mean it's because he thinks we aren't equal, it is just the gentlemanly thing to do.
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TtoTheF Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist
As another average feminist I welcome you :)
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OneandonlyCmonster Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
YES. YES sooooo many times YES.
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Devils9th Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great. Your female tutor obviously hasn't grasped the concept of feminism correctly.
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metroidfan12q Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
There are women that ask 'what happened to chivalry?' The answer is simple and it's this: feminism killed it.
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Gaylordie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This needs to be posted on Tumblr.
This is just perfect.
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MyonaPierce Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Artist
wow just.. wow
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QuickSilverArtist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nod 
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Nerd6677 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If I knew you in person, I would love to have lunch and discuss things.
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BeingInspired Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I lovee thiss, it really baffles me that some people think like that.....
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Artist
Can I just say: WOW. Applause to you. Well written, keep up the good work! :)
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xXShaddowHunterXx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student
Well written. Well written :iconthumbsupplz:
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analillithbar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully stated. Some "women" wonder where all the gentlemen went... you have helped to define their decline. ;)
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forestmammal Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Today a female teacher who looks after "not quite there" people told me not to say slightly bad words because I'm a "Lady" and I'm just like wtf? I'm flipping 13 years old! 
So that's a FEMALE teacher dissing the rights of a FEMALE, weird or what?
Oh and she totally allows the guys to use slightly bad words. -.- 
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Francoise-Evelyne Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
That's what's called "equal". Well done :)! And concerning your female tutor: The women's movement could have never changed something if there wouldn't have been some men who started arguing in favour of women's rights. That's what's called "empathy".
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DJJacksonian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  New member
nice
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CrypticGrin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely incredible. 
Thank you!
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Arcanozero Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I feel like there is no better way to put it. I have given this issue so much thought, but my inability to express myself properly through words kept me from writing anything similar to this. So practical and true. 

P.D Tell your tutor to fuck off.
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TebbyZed Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it; I admire the view you took on this and the way it's written. :>
Well done.
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Furnosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
By her same logic she has no right commenting on the actions of men..... Strange thought process there...
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RavenAnabell Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree and I am a woman! Don't be freakin paranoid, girls! Just because there are idiots out there who think less of you because of your gender it doesn't mean that every guy is like that. Sometimes they are just being nice. And let's face it... we like it when they hold the door for us. And if they would just ingore these customs, we'd be the first one to call them on it, saying that they are impolite and stuff and where are the good ol' days.
Yes, unequal treatment is a real thing and must be taken seriously but the things some women do and say embarass me, because they are so uncalled for.
Common sense, people! Common sense!
huhh... that ranting felt good.
Anyway, this poem is great! Grabbed the heart of the problem. :)
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hannajames Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is one of the stupidest, most eyeroll-worthy things I've ever seen.
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yoyuu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true
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Emlindes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Writer
Aimed right back at you.
Open your mind a little.
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