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for every boy called "rapist" when he made a move at the wrong time;
for every boy called "chauvinist" when he tried being a gentleman;
for every boy called "pervert" because he liked sex;
for every boy slapped on the face and told he "deserved it;"
for every boy told his erection meant he "wanted it;"
for every boy manipulated into sex, drugs or alcohol to "be a man;"
for every boy called "pussy" because he didn't fight back;
for every boy called "animal" because he did fight back;
for every boy called "misogynist" when he criticized a girl;
for every boy called "player" because he dated many girls;
for every boy called "loser" because he didn't;
for every boy called "faggot" because he supported gay-marriage;
for every boy called "homophobe" because he didn't;
for every boy called "abusive" when he yelled;
for every boy called "anti-feminist" because he wished to marry a house-wife;
for every boy told he was "whipped" because he followed a girl's lead;
for every boy called "brainless" because he got a sports-scholarship;
for every boy called "nerd" because he was intelligent;
for every boy raped and given less sympathy than if he'd been female;
for every boy heartbroken and given less sympathy than if he'd been female;
for every boy told he believed in a "double-standard" when he didn't;
for every boy made to believe he hated women when he didn't;
for every boy whose efforts to impress a girl went unnoticed or under-appreciated;
for every boy told not to cry when he wanted to;
for every boy told he was "void of emotion" because he didn't cry;
hang in there, don't believe there isn't as much anti-male sentiment as there is anti-female. that's a lie. that's the real double-standard.
Idk... You can fight against it, or w/e. It's just how I feel and what i've seen.

EDIT: An interesting op-video (not necessarily a *complete* argument, in my opinion, but very thought-provoking) that has to do with this topic, is called "Feminism and the Disposable Male": youtu.be/vp8tToFv-bA
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ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
True.
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FractalMonster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Much true :hmm:
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JustCallMeZoola Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This poem is really good :D
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JustCallMeZoola Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a girl and I hate most feminists (or at least the feminist part of them.) I believe in REAL equality, meaning everyone has equal rights. A lot of feminists these days bash men and portray women as angels. I believe in EQUAL rights for men, women, and anyone in between, not women having all the rights and men being forgotten about. Nope.
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xghfthfgxn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I feel like feminism is wasted on modern women. They've grown up believing that they can do anything they put their minds to, but too many decide to go the traditional route whilst simultaneously reaping the benefits of equality. This means that men are expected to adhere to an inconsistent standard i.e. A man shouldn't be promoted over a woman but a man is expected to provide for his wife.
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JustCallMeZoola Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get modern society at all.
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Yamiga Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
"'for every boy raped and given less sympathy than if he'd been female;
for every boy heartbroken and given less sympathy than if he'd been female;"
These two lines did it for me. I loved the poem but these really spoke to me because this is all true! I can't stand feminism and its ideals, and this poem is just...it's a gem! Thank you for it! And I've seen a whole bunch of annoying feminism poems as well...
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
that's very kind, thank you! that means a lot to me because I feel strongly about this topic, so it's great to hear it touched you as well :)

that first line was inspired by a social psych class I took where I realized I was prone to viewing rape as violence against *women* rather than being violence against *humans* and it took some self-reflecting and I realized that it's because I had never heard testimony anywhere (real-life or media) from a man who'd been raped. I asked my psych professor about it and she said research shows a very stark difference between male and female victims of rape *testifying* (either to authorities or in personal contexts) to their rape: women are much, much more likely to testify than men, and further studies show that there is correlation between a male rape victim not testifying and the fear of repercussions (with conditions like not fear of not being shown sympathy for it, or fear of being blamed for it, or made fun of for it, and also, particularly, the fear of the de-masculinization). this is something that needs looking into, there is much healing to be administered, this issue of males being raped and not getting the help they need (whether they are ashamed about it or they feel the world won't give it to them) cannot go unnoticed anymore. it's also important to take an individual's word on something, so I understand there are rape victims who honestly feel that testimony is not necessary for their own sake, and that's to be respected. but, rapists must be taken away from society so they don't continue their violence, and both men and women need the correct sympathy and encouragement to at least testify for the sake of stopping the criminals in their tracks.

lol sorry, that was longer than I intended, but thank you again for your thoughts and compliments Wink/Razz 
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Yamiga Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Writer
Nice way to sum it up! And I agree!
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BellaRomatica Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
That's amazing!! 
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
thx!<3
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Bravo! I am adding this to my favourites.
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
thank you!
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
The guy side is long overdue. I sometimes wonder why we have sex, but then I wouldn't live without it if I had a choice.
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
sex is best when guys acts like guys and girls act like girls. roles have gotten really confused and now sex has become something we intellectualize way too much, rather than just do naturally, and it's become very cumbersome and scary for both sides
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Yes, I do understand. I wish it were otherwise, but...
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SonicClone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Bravo!
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Wink/Razz 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I believe that this American Media/European Media targets women's problems specifically, rather than men's. Even if you go through the literature sections of DA, many poems are about how bad girls feel, how much society makes  them feel like an object, etc. It's not fair, so i'm not surprised that this isn't as famous as it should be. 
This is sad, because many boys do think this way do to the fact that society tells them they need to be strong and emotionless. Sometimes, I think guys have it harder than we do. But nice poem. 
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
thx baby<3 I agree... thank you for being honest! i loved your poem too, it's bold just the way it has to be!
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
This Hug Huggle! is for them. 
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I'll make sure to pass it along ;) thx for commenting!
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
No problem!
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kiwiootori Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Writer
You should get an award for this.
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
thank u, darling ♥
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kiwiootori Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Writer
It's true. Very we'll written and relevant.
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LakeSong Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. I'm sure I'll like it better when my brain isn't mush. I'll come back to it then.
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
haha ok thxx :)
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LakeSong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really good. I don't think I could write my own version cuz you pretty much covered it all, lol. However, there is another version I could write and hope to do get around to that shortly.
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
lol sorry :p
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LakeSong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it's all good. =P (Razz) 
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kleckshexe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I like it. And I hate that so many people underestimate the gender stereotypes and oppression that males have to face. Sitting together with many gender students in my classes I can truly say, that gender studies should not only concentrate on feminism but gender.

I believe that for every stereotype women complain about there's at least one for men as well.

(I hate feminists who cry equal treatment, when really they mean treating women better than men.)

Many don't understand why I hate the female quota in employment. Why should I have better chances for being female? That happened by chance. I want to get a job because I know what I do and am good in my field, not because the company already has enough men! If a man can do my job better, then by all means, he should get the job....

Just my Opinion, though!
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lordmep Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gender studies is feminism. It's like saying black literature classes shouldn't only teach black literature.
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kleckshexe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Well no, Gender Studies is not only about Feminism. The problem is that many profs and studens think that it's only about feminism and that many times feminism is the only thing taught. Only because it was developed from Women's Studies.

Ever heard of Queer Studies or gender performance? Just two of many, many subjects within Gender Studies.
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lordmep Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Except the term gender was created by feminists. Gender studies is the exact same thing as women's studies, but with a different name.
Pretty sure they all teach the same thing. Maleness and heterosexuality are evil, while all things feminine are good.
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kleckshexe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Sorry but you don't seem well informed to me.

Although I may not have studied Gneder Studies, I did cross paths with it many times in my field. While Gender Studies may have been developed from Women's Studies and the term gender may have been coined by feminism, Gender Studies now go far beyond Women's Studies.

As I already said, Queer Studies, gender performance and since recently Male Studies are also covered. Approached change, and I understand that many people still think of feminism only when they hear the term gender or Gender Studies.

You may have amde the experience that Gender Studies treats maleness and heterosexuality as evil, while all things female are good, but I can assure you that this is not the case everywhere and with everyone.

I'm not a fan of feminism as it is presented today, and I'm not the biggest fan of Gender Studies, but some people have realized or are realizing that there is more to Gender Studies than just feminism.

Just as magdalenacaracol has realized that women are not the only gender oppressed.

Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but you're wong when you say Gender Studies is the same as Women's Studies. They don't teach the same thing and Gender Studies sure as hell does not teach what you seem to think. I studied at a good University with good Profs and while I am quite annoyed by what feminism has turned into and how many hardcore feminists behave and what they demand, Gender Studies is not at all what you make it to be. 

You may want to get informed little better before you belittle a whole field of study.
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lordmep Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And I have heard that what currently passes for men's studies is just more of the same, but with slightly more emphasis on the innate evils of men and how they need to change.
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kleckshexe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Well, take it from someone who's been in lectures and seminars and has actively participated in such classes, what you heard is not true everywhere and is in essence not what it is supposed to be about.

It may be true for some Universities and/or people though. Just as feminism, which was essentially supposed to be something good and helpful, is often abused to get women special treatment, there are people who try to twist Gender/Male Studies into just another covert form of Women's Studies. But in essence it is not and should not be seen or used that way.

Just my two cents, though, and experiences.
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lordmep Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Feminism started with what is referred to as the second wave. The women fighting for the vote were a conservative lot who only wanted the one thing. Feminism piggybacked off their success, absorbing a genuine civil rights movement and corrupting it to service them, much like they do with everything, even atheism.
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magdalenacaracol Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I agree! thx bb :)
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