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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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Given 2009-03-08
~Superiorflowerpower -- Yes, I Have a Penis.

So what? ( Featured by fllnthblnk )
metalflame13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're tutor has no place telling you you have no place arguing for anybody's rights !
CainCrow35 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Nice poem. But you're screaming into a heartless void.
Zer0growth Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I swear to god I found so many nice guys in the same place
BARNEY17666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
That's why you fight for their rites anonymously duh
atomisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
When I was younger, at work, I held a door for a woman that had one hand full.  As I opened it she said something to the effect that she was capable of opening the door for herself.
I immediately cut in front and pulled the door shut behind.
I assume that at some point the war on men will evolve to this.

I'm all for women being independent, working, etc.  I am not so much for the perspective that men are somehow historically behind a grand conspiracy to hold women down.  It interests me how the push for women to assume jobs 'historically' held by men has sprouted only as those jobs have become increasingly less risky of life and limb.  It interests me more how the mentality of keeping women out of jobs such as coal mining, soldiering, heavy labor, etc. is seen as somehow holding women back rather than caring about women's well being.  Currently women live longer than men on average.  Let's see how that plays out as more traditional men's roles are filled by women.  Let's see if progressive generations of women disabuse themselves of the notion of 'having it all', because men 'traditionally' grew up with no such illusion.  They worked and provided and they watched their children grow, largely as strangers, because of this.  The current narrative would have people believe that men did this because they do not care about children, family, whatever was outside their career and the male power base.  Oddly the majority of male's historical experience with power has been as it's base...holding up and building the artifices of power for those few at the top.  Yes, the few mainly male at the top, but that hardly matters when you look at the 'glass ceiling' that has existed for millennia for the rest of males (i.e., those not born into power or wealth).

Frankly, the greatest power one can have is control over the shaping of future generations...that's why the State is always so eager to gain that control...and it is one willingly being handed off by women and the men who follow them.  Then again, you know, the 'traditional patriarchy' didn't have the best of intentions toward women as today's feminist leaders do.  No, the old patriarchy was not as altruistic and enlightened toward all as the new Masters...errr, Mistresses...Missus'...female leaders show themselves to be.  As far as a revolution the feminist one has been particularly unbloody.  It's almost as if males, 99% of whom were raised by females, were preconditioned to do as instructed by the women in their lives.  It's all very odd to say the least.
APoeticVampire Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember when being nice to people was just being nice, and it wasn't seen as passive-aggressive attacks by passive-aggressive people?
CinnamonYoursenpai Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
AluxandroTheEnglish Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I say.
Weird-and-Unique Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Student General Artist
I completely agree with this! As a female, I only take offense when people do this because they have told me they believed I couldn't do it on my own. Otherwise, these are just kind gestures. I hold open a door for men and women, and I'll pay for whoever I want to pay for. I would still do that if I was a man. It's only sexist if a person says that another person can't do something because of their gender. These, however, are just thoughtful gestures. I love the ending. Nice job! :)
atomisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
I appreciate when a woman holds a door for me as a gesture of politeness and I enjoy doing the same for them.  Mutual respect for our differences and for our more numerous commonalities along with helping each other as we can is the basis for peace between the sexes.
Weird-and-Unique Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Student General Artist
Exactly. I completely agree.
Randomnessgirl101 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
<3 Agreed.
Weird-and-Unique Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Student General Artist
BULLSEYECG Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017
Noice so true👍
MascaraMorada Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, we are all people in our rights, we just need to be careful to not assume but look at the bigger picture of attaining true equality and ending division.
EichuRatty Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Love this!
Madwon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017
"as a male, I had no place arguing......" 

*eats a snickers bar*
GrampyDurendin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Damn Straight!
succubuss82 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
The problem is always in the perception of things. People who think you are something tend to see nothing else unless they open their eyes and mind enough to separate belief from knowledge.

Nice poem, by the way.
ExyleCage Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
Hey! I have one of those too!
Agamemnon69 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should post the link to this on tumblr. Y'know... to star a flame war. But I jest, this is a really good poem. No one could've said it better.
illysArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Well said.
francescaci Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2017
strangely now i feel the impulse to CUT your penis... but don't worry... i'm inoffensive ^_______^
ElisaBustin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Thank you,
We all are humans, that's the real equality.
fluttershy012 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, it's really provocative in the defensive, but still approachable tone? It sounds really human, as opposed to the other poems I've seen, drawling on and on about life the universe and how much it hurt that Sally cheated.

Anywho, I just wanna say, keep up the good work!
DeviantArtMan11 Featured By Owner May 9, 2017

Every single SJW that's prejudiced against men and think they're evil misogynistic victimizers should read this.
Sky-Soul Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Your tutor was wrong. Just remember, not everyone is like her. And I like your poem : )
Kowulz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Feminism: Progressive Philosophy of the Damned…
dmaher2007 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Behind every great man,  is a woman rolling her
atomisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Yeah, but that's because you also love us still being the idiot little boy too :p
artbyklaudiajozwiak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Can we just be humans?
I'm tired of this men vs women thing.
Maybe dates should be free? Walk,talk etc. My dates used to looks like that
And if I go first than I hold a door for everyone who was behind me.What's big deal?
weegie04 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feminist they don't they hate men...I'm too tired for this comment right now but I will say know your points are invalid when everybody else knows there invalid...and it sucks that people of the same sex hate your guts because your putting a bad name on them...yes I am a girl and I hate feminist nothing new
Outbreak-II Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Feminists don't hate men; you're thinking of radfems. Radfems are "feminists" in the same way that the KKK are "Christian."
Radfems hate men, trans people, women who choose to be stay-at-home mothers, genderqueer people, and anyone who isn't a radfem. Feminists despise them for making actual feminists look bad. Most radfems are tumblristas and attention-seekers.

If you think men & women should be paid the same for the same work, you agree with feminists.
If you think a woman should be allowed to do any job a man can do, as long as she is physically capable, then you agree with feminists.
If you think the idea that women should be FORCED to be homemakers, mothers, & maids is wrong, then you agree with feminists.
If you think that being any of those is okay as long as it's the woman's choice, then you agree with feminists.
If you think rape victims should be taken seriously, regardless of whether they're male or female, you agree with feminists.
If you think man-hating radical nutters make women look bad, you agree with feminists.
AluxandroTheEnglish Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said
BMxjS Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Photographer
I want peace for USA, so I agree with Trump. It doesn't mean I have to be a Trumpist and 100% agree with what it says and does.
Feminism is not a concept, it's a movement. Feminism doesn't own equality. Feminism does a lot of bad things (I'm not even talking of radical fems but the average feminist) in the name of feminism and in the name of a movement.

So please, stop making the confusion. Because most people in the world believe in equality but they're not and should not be feminist.

The simple fact people and yourself are trying to say "you're a feminist" against our own will shows the movement itself has become a propaganda. 
Outbreak-II Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"I want peace for USA, so I agree with Trump."
You mean the guy who bankrupts every business he doesn't have someone else run; who has been the most inefficient, ineffective, and irresponsible president ever; who intentionally hired the worst people possible for his cabinet positions (such as giving the Dept. of Education to someone who hates the idea of public education); who built his corporate empire on illegal immigrant labour; who is so morally bankrupt that he made sexual remarks about his own daughter; who is spending taxpayer money for his wife to not live in the White House; who maintains his corporate positions while in office despite that being specifically against the law; and who basically knows nothing about federal law, the Constitution, the limits of his power, or government in general?

Please, tell me what general "feminism" does that's so bad. Trying to ensure that women get paid the same wage per hour as men? Getting women the right to vote? Fighting gender stereotypes that say all men have to be ultra-macho aggressive Manly Men & all women have to be submissive baby factories? Trying to get male birth-control pills passed through the FDA? Making sure that safe, legal abortion is available for women who actually need it (because despite what some people claim, nobody sane makes that decision lightly)? Encouraging women to get into science & technology jobs? Reducing the number of rape victims per year, as well as ending the (small) number of false reports? Ending the inequality in custody, because it's based on the idea that women should take care of children while men work (and never the other way around)? Encouraging men who prefer to be stay-at-home dads to not cave to outdated ideas of masculinity?
Please, tell me what you think non-radical feminists do.

Feminism doesn't own equality. No non-radical feminist would claim they do. But the feminist movement is about bringing women up to being seen, culturally speaking, as just as good as men. They also believe in doing away with toxic masculinity, which harms men as much as women, and ending laws & cultural norms that are based on incorrect & outdated ideas about gender. (Such as unrealistic body expectations for women & men alike.)

And by the way, I've never told anyone who didn't identify as a feminist that they are one. I might have said they share the same ideals & goals, which is often true, but I don't attach labels like that to other people. The correct usage would be, "You agree with feminists." Anyone who tells someone they're a feminist when they don't identify that way is misguided or overzealous.
Domestic-Abuse Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional
I want peace for USA, so I agree with Trump.
iiBriannaBananaii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
So true
weegie04 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks it took me an hour to write that comment because I didn't want to look like an idiot
iiBriannaBananaii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Ya you did good
weegie04 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thnx m8
Trailerguy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
This is a great poem! However when I was scrolling though the most popular the 1st poem I see is called "Yes, I have a Penis"
:Spongebob Emoticon: Losing it! 
AnimeLover8000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist
Who cares
Domestic-Abuse Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional
i agree
SoleWorker Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
101%^ my friend.

That tutor though... can't stand the people that are so shallow minded in their self-incarcerated world that they can't see beyond their own complex.

Although i'd change that meal line to:
"I'll pay for your meal because I damn well feel like it."
ArcheRose Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This, is the explanation that did(Cuz some of them don't even think about others than themself), and didn't need to be done.
I agree with all this.
KdogTop Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Screw your tutor. I thought all of this was common sence... I guess some people will always be ignorant... Ily 
benaj Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow great poem
AzureAceStarburst Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Your female tutor sounds like a stupid feminazi bitch.
sinflEjinxXx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant. Well said.
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