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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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ThisWinterEternal Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  New member Student General Artist
This poem is my new bae.
I think we need more men supporting women's rights, just as we need more women supporting men in issues that are often ignored or treated as fiction, such as rape and domestic abuse happening to men.
I've never really understood some people's issues with things like door holding - that sort of stuff isn't sexism, it's politeness. I hold the door open if I see more people coming, and I thank others when they do the same for me.
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Herowebcomics Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Totaly true!
There have ben guys who were jerks,but thats not always the case!
There are actualy GOOD
guys out there!
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OKAMISAMURAIWARRIOR Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I say that man (humanity as a whole) are all equal, not one human is higher than one another no matter what position they hold in our society, therefore each one of us has as much equal rights as other people who hold higher positions in our poor excuse for a society
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RedWes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
I hold the door for everyone
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Cockmilk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly why is this one of the most popular things on deviant art 
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FacelessRomantic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
Im sorry that that had happened to you. I appreciate any male, female, PERSON, fighting for my rights. As a human we all deserve our rights, and the ones that belittle us, only show who they really are. Nicely written poem!!! :) 
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Spookythedragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hold doors open for people just to be nice. To me, it just feels rude to not hold the door for someone (Of any gender. Male or female) when they are right behind you. I've had that happen to me a couple times and some don't even say thank you but, I don't really care. =P
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Ms-Marik Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Photographer
Where I come from, that is called being a gentleman. Having manners does NOT imply that either sex is weaker or lacks rights. It just shows courtesy, which men and women should have for each other.
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Cerebraphasia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
This is a touch too preachy for my usual tastes to really call it poetry. However, considering my strong lack of patience for pretentious people, I appreciate the message enough that I'll fave it. It's good to be thankful for meaningless kindness, when you might otherwise find meaningless violence.
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kittyriffic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Both sexes are equal

Men are just as lovely as woman

Woman are just as awful as men

Can't have one without the other!

Argument officially settled.
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yosofine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well said.
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NiftyMumzy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nicely written, well done.
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xthing Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
amazing mate
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blackdragon1313 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lord the comments.
You and your penis are welcome to hold the door for me and my vagina any time :3 Especially considering it's my legs walking through it and my arms that are spared the effort of holding it, I don't think genitals really have much of a place in who holds a door for whom.
Fantastic statement, I loved it.
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DaughterOfMaat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I prefer the characteristics of the male mentioned in this poem, for that is the markings of a gentleman.
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ColonelKR Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Well said, good sir!
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cosmicbrat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I disagree..  
If you want princesses and goddesses, you treat your women like princesses and goddess, and you get their best..  
Treat them like shit, that's what you get..  Your poem implies we should treat Woman like shit..  Rethink it...
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TheUnforgettableMe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  New member
even if you do try to treat them as such they much just end up still treating you like shit,

the poem is trying to say that just because your a guy or girl acting one way and it looks like you mean one way doesnt mean thats what you actually meant
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cosmicbrat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
True.. but that's because they've been treated like shit all the time, for a long time.. They're shit in the first place..  Essentially they are psychopathic narcissists, forever in secret attack bully mode..  They couldn't be a princess ever..  But if you start with a clean clear loving woman, my way works..  but your concept pretty much covers 80% of the world's females..  BUT!  I found a woman who responds well to my way..  I treat her as a princess..  She treats me as a princess would treat her best friend..  Being in this friendship, I found it easy to maintain a loving relationship, because I started with a princess.. 
All said, your poem is accurate as it gets for the majority...
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Ellie53711 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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skeletonegg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
this is cissexist just saying. not all men have penises, and not all woman have vaginas.
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purpletoddy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
lmao
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skeletonegg Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
lmao
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purpletoddy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
lmao
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skeletonegg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
lmao
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purpletoddy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
lmao
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sebastianmiqhaelis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bless you, I was going to say this.
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CrazyKittyProduction Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think that was the point of the writing.
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skeletonegg Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
and i don't think you got the point of what i was saying.
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CrazyKittyProduction Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, what? This writer was obviously not thinking or intending to be cissexist. I think(I know) what the point your trying to make. Saying that this is cissexist is so unnecessary(and funny in my opinion) because that is not what he is trying to be. If someone thinks they are a male or female, that's fine, it's totally fine. But being transgender or cissexism is the point of this literature. It's a writing about how he finds that both female and male are equal.

- I'd be happy to talk to you through notes about this, we shouldn't spam this good piece of work.
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skeletonegg Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
sure, okay. i respect your opinion, but i'm not going to agree with you. i'm not really in the mood to "argue" (i can't word it any better oops) so...
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CrazyKittyProduction Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My opinion? It's fact. He wasn't trying to be cissexist. Deal with it.
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skeletonegg Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
suuuure. i'm not agreeing with you tho.
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CrazyKittyProduction Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't agree, but I'm still right.
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Bashitosha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
but really, superior flower power....
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RoseGroheimer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  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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Bigou Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
You, good sir, couldn't be more right.
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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 Feb 26, 2015
I know, so sad!
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