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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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marssetta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, This reminded me about the time an old lady nearly ripped my brother a new one when he opened the door for her at a dennys.
sad world when it comes to that.
Mars
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FearOfInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
What your tutor said is absolutely ridiculous, and this is coming from a female feminist. I personally admire you for doing that. I like you, and I certainly like this. Well done! :heart:
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lenalamf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
dude, i consider myself a feminist and you are so on the point! and i really like your way of thinking; feminists get hate so much because some of them are really assholes, but than again some queer people are assholes and some poeple of any colour are assholes, and some politicians and some high schoolers and some anythings, so yeah,  every category has assholes and non assholes; but you can be an alien for all i care and still be pro equality and therefore i respect you!
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OtherworldSam Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should have called this piece "Le Reddit" 
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Thanatos-N Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like a lovely lady, your tutor.
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Valbor66 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014
feminism = the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.

Is this right? sorry first time hearing the word in English 

do hate me for asking plz just asking O_O  
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JohnAJR Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending a state of equal rights in all things for women.

however, in modern western society, where this equality is predominately, or at least de facto, true. Feminism is regarded as an out-dated movement and is more commonly associated with women who seek to belittle or dominate men in some way. Even though this is a distortion of the original aims and meaning of feminism. It is still relevant in non-western cultures, such as the middle-east and India, where women's rights are not equal, de facto or de jure ( by law or in practice/reality).

Personally I believe in equality for everyone, not just women, that is why, for me, it is out-dated. There are other oppressed people who also need rights, even men, who have their own issues to deal with, relating to self expression and healthcare mainly.
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FearOfInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Just checking something. x3 It's fine to believe it's a little out-dated (where I live it is too), but even so, you don't believe that feminism is anti-men, do you? (I'm an equalist and a feminist). It's just, further up in your post, you said most who believed it was out-dated associated it with being anti-men now.
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JohnAJR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  New member Student General Artist
The original essance of the movement is not anti-men, that is just how it is predominantly interperated in modern western society as women have equal rights to men now. At least by law anyway. Personally i believe in equality, and im bi so most of my friends are women and i adore them. I just think feminism is unnessicary now, its a different kind of movement required now, not focussed on law but social attitudes, not just towards women.
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