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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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OkamiDracorian Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This just gave me new hope for humanity. We all know our world is dieing  around us and it's sad what people do now a days. You have my support ;3
ArtificialIdentity Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
I am a feminist, and I would like to say that to prove that not all feminists are idiots who believe this is pro-male, like the people who have commented below.

I approve this of this so greatly I cannot truly express it; it's a great poem, and I'm really happy it's on the first few pages of the 'popular all time'.   I especially love the comparisons; how you would say thank you if a woman opened a door for you, or a woman would pay.   It's great; it respects that you agree all humans are humans and are all capable of doing these things.   

Those who are getting upset about this need to realise this poem is saying that "Just because I'm a guy, I'm not evil." and, at the same time, showing that some women can be evil; in the way that men can do these nice things, as can women.  This definitely deserved a DD, and I'm so glad it received one.
RamenNoodl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Photographer
wow consider me inspired
Lioxroo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I open doors for everyone, because it is polite, be the person a female or not. I pay meals when I invite out a girl because it's a way I show them how much I appreciate having them with me, would do the same if I invided out a male and I would step in to defend their rights because just like me, they're human, we're equals.
theyaoione Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
I am a woman and I support this to all hypocrite women if you deny a man from helping because you are a fellow human you are denying them the right to be a decent person
JoekelCat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I have no idea why people are reacting negatively to this piece. Personally I find it quite funny. I mean, look at all the women here getting all annoyed with a guy who defends his right to defend someone else's rights. It ha no use whatsoever, because this piece is in no way sexist. This poem supports equality and I like it.

I'm female.:female: 
Lupuru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
It's sad seeing women, and men, react in a negative manner to this piece. Personally I think it's brilliant. 

We have an individual who supports equality, empathy, and general politeness. We have an individual who expressed his frustration towards a woman who was sexist, and stated that due to his gender he couldn't argue in favor of women's rights, which funnily enough seems to contradict feminism in the first place. 

Shame on anyone who puts down another individual trying merely to exert positive influence onto this world.  
OnigiriPandahats Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't get the upset over this, i support anyone's opinions, even those that so greatly go against mine, live ur life how u like ur entitled.  I appreciate the fact that u stated ur opinion but u weren't offensive about it.  I think some people read this as if u were giving an attitude, and even so i get the frustration, sometimes it feels like others views are being shoved down ur throat. For those of which this offended, u may want to rethink how u interpreted, if his opinion doesn't coincide with ur's doesn't mean hes attacking u as a person.   He's simply expressing a bit of reasonable frustration.

For me, i agree its kinda annoying when any person advocating for any cause steps over the boundary of respect and attacks those who disagree or those of which u think are over stepping their "place" simply because there on the flip-side of the coin. 

Be alittle more open minded people, it's not ganna kill u.
(lol now i have an attitude, i swear it's the estrogen's fault)
But seriously, guys don't take yourself so seriously, you'll only ruin ur own day

Oh, btw, im of the female species
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Phil-the-Drill Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  New member Professional Artist
someone needed to say this . well done
MaiPradhan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This poem has to be a joke no one could be that fucking stupid bye lmao
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