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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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shadowvixen89 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I have had a similar problem. As a woman, some people look at me strange when I hold open a door for a man. Or when I pay for the meal that I invited my friends on; whether they are male or female. I dress like a boy/man they say. I identify as female. However find the clothes for boy/men are more comfortable for me. My Dad raised me to be there for others, to not think of yourself, and to be comfortable as who you are. In my mind, I am not just a woman. I am a human. I agree with you. I will defend the rights of others, and I expect them to return the favor.  It is not because I am a women, but instead because I am human.
Staby-McStabberz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this, it's very true
Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting. What I note, though, is the need to defend simple politeness from the strictures of being humourlessly PC. It's that very aspect which has always led me to almost reflexively oppose the notion of 'PC'. So long as one is both polite, and actively trying not to hurt anyone, they are obeying the essence of good manners, and that is all one can reasonably ask.
I have no more objection to a man defending women's rights than I do to a woman defending a man's propriety, I.E., none.
Bobi200 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Yes. A hundred times yes!
featherWish004 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AnonymousPond Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2016
Politically incorrect, and well done. DeviantArt 
ZeusThunderer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Insert penis in vagina
DaphneDaydreamer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The title got me hahaha. As I was reading through, I felt the sass, the kind of sass that will always be on point. Well done, x.
Indigo-InSaNiTy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XxJMoonxX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
There has never been a time in my life where the purposeful erosion of common decency and shared humanity has been more prevalent than now. Under the guise of Political Correctness and you can pick your topic, Safe Zones, Women's Rights, religious intolerance, Racism.

The theme of this poem is refreshing and not politically correct, just wholly humanly correct. 

The mantra of the uniformed political correct war machine - OVER tolerance of extremist ideas for fear of being labeled intolerant.

We must not offend anyone ever! All actions must be calculated as to not deride a single human soul's ideas, no matter how incredibly idiotic they are you must let them debase you. 

ALL ideas are equal! (unless they run counter to their own.)

A woman who objects to the outlined above poem's theme has been brainwashed into losing her humanity. 

How dare YOU for having the capacity for critical thinking!

You must bow down to fear, and the emotional outrage of the offended!!!

FOLLOW the already congealing masses through the Politically Correct  Collegiate digestive system!  You too will one day understand what it is to become  so covered in hate and bile you too, will see why you must not allow others to escape your wrath! When everyone smells the same no one smells bad.  

I am glad someone has a Penis. 

LOVEYHERE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
lol dat title
Werebereus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a place.
But that place is subordinate to the women's place. Women's rights is inherently a female space and if they don't want you there so be it.
KittyClawss Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist
im a girl but GOD this is true~! i see it a lot and it pisses me off~! 
Crimzen250 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
CarolineEwok Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Very well said...
Rickstew Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Artist
HiddenSnowFlower Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, and so true. Clap Stand up for what you believe in. Labels shouldn't matter.
bschu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is not think of "Women's Rights".

She is thinking of "Women's Privileges".

That's a different kind of rights.
Preston-Kei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There are SOME teachers and students at my school who generalize guys inadvertently. Like certain girls who say "guys are such perverts". I know they don't mean to refer to me but it'd be nice if they say "SOME guys are perverts" instead. You know, it's just a one word difference but it changes the meaning a lot.
And teachers/students who talk about "guys" as people who lack intelligence, empathy, and any sort of moral compass which always gives me a sick feeling to know I fall into that same category.
Like I said, they're never directing it at me and probably don't see me that way, but the statement itself is so... I don't know. Heart breaking.
I find being a moral and intellectual person very important and to be categorized as a male, along with the idiots who just happen to share my gender, is pretty frustrating.
I hold no umbrage towards the individuals who make such statements, though, because I know they don't realize my feelings about it.
thecrazyfool345 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
I know, i find it so painfull when people sterotype men or try and make me be more "masculine", more strong, not as inteligent. Sometimes i just get really anoyed by how people ridicule you for not liking things that "boys" are ment to like or for liking things that "girls" are ment to like. I just wish there wasnt such a strong border.
Preston-Kei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know.
And I know they don't mean it but it's always so hurtful. I just really wish they'd use a different way of saying it that doesn't encompass me.
Itraka Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just came across this and the amount of controversy in the comments is amazingly hilarious
willtommo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Nice stuff!
Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
flamegod7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Relevant, indeed.

On this topic, something very interesting I read regarding gender equality is that it's impossible for two (or more) genders to considered equal. If they were equal, then there would be no difference. Instead, equivalence should be a more reasonable approach: that is to say, acknowledging the differences between genders, but realizing the overarching equality of ALL HUMANS in general.

Remember, if you want true gender equality, you cannot expect a woman to be more like a man or vice versa.
AcrylicHeart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love this. As a trans guy, I've always wondered if people would get shitty with me for defending equal rights (amongst the sexes and genders) and all of this is very true. If someone holds the door open for me and assumes me female, fine, it's appreciated. If someone holds the door open for me and realizes I'm male, fine, it's appreciated. I agree with each point, and I think you've every right to hold this attitude and mindset. THIS is what feminism ought to be about; the equality regardless of sex and gender. It should never have turned into women hating men and begetting more hatred. Well done. :)
Newroleplayer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
That is so true.
sevrasanctus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Writer
Love this! <3
MissSkrit Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
What a typical man. Manages to make a women's rights issue about how great he is and a celebration of his penis - not to mention a dig against women as well. Congratulations. *slow clap* What a feminist you are.
jimmy112367 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
spiteful bitch or a typical penis hating feminist zealot
Preston-Kei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe he didn't make it as a declaration of how great he is, you know? He may have just been expressing his frustration with generalizations made about him while being himself.
And he wasn't really celebrating his genitals. In fact, the entire poem is about how his genitals aren't important in who he is and his motives for his actions.
And, to be honest, I don't feel like he addressed this to women in general, maybe he's reffering to specific people who have criticized him of those things.
Queen--Zelda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bro, did you even read it or did you just see the title and first line?
MissSkrit Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm not a 'bro' I'm a girl. My icon is something I drew. And if you typically address males you don't know as "bro" that's sexist and you need to stop that.
Yes, I read it. Much to the detriment of my brain cells. And my conclusion is that maybe the reason he was told by his tutor that he has no place arguing for women's rights is because he's doing it wrong
ColossalDick Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you a troll, bro? 
sunocon-art Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wait hold up, how is 'bro' sexist? 
Panhead13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Eeeeeverything is sexist.
KittyClawss Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Omfg please be a troll..... that is so not sexist, i get called bro bruh dude all the time and i dont give a sh ! t .3.
Sirplough Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   Photographer
wow, this was 9 years ago, and is relevant today more than ever.
KennaSteele Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
...I have never actually encountered someone in real life bitching about men caring about women's rights.

Like, seriously. Realistically, no one cares if you're a man who cares about women's rights. 

Congratulations. You're a decent fucking person. You don't get a medal for thinking women are people.
ColossalDick Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I smell a feminazi~ 
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KennaSteele Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Please look up the rates of sexual assault, infanticide of female infants, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, acid attacks, honour killings, wage gap, gender discrimination, reproductive rights, poverty, homelessness, women's prisons, human trafficking, etc.

Women's rights aren't where they used to be but they aren't anywhere near men's rights. Men's issues are a whole other ballfield.
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KennaSteele Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I do mind. Please do not.
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KennaSteele Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Please don't use it in your blog. It can be deleted. You don't have my permission.
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KevWeldon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Suggesting that you look up facts is "confirmation bias"?

Oh honey, no.

It really isn't.
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QueenMaveric Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Women in America, Europe, East Asia and Australia do not face sexual assault and rape?

Excuse me?…
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