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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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