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  •  I've never heard any feminist say (4+ / 0-)

    that men can't be raped by women. That's the kind of myth that gets spread around to prove that feminists are man-haters. Don't believe it.
    The pornography debate divides feminists too, so no sweat there.
    All in all, I'd call you a feminist, at least in your professed beliefs. Wear that label proud, we need more vocal allies. :>

    "We need institutions and cultural norms that make us better than we tend to be. It seems to me that the greatest challenge we now face is to build them." -Sam Harris, neuroscientist

    by MarthaPeregrine on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 02:44:17 PM PDT

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    •  I haven't either (1+ / 0-)
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      which was why I was asking, I am always willing to be wrong of course but since he said "many feminists" I assumed that meant more than just one. As for the porn, I don't believe in shaming people who like it nor telling people who don't they are "prudes". Clearly, there are many many divisions within feminism. I don't even really think a man has to call himself a feminist to be considered an ally.

      •  Yeah same here (1+ / 0-)
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        Batya the Toon

        Every feminist I know absolutely believes men can be raped by women.

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 08:14:09 PM PDT

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