The world is celebrating International Women's Day. So you know what that means. Lithuanian police officers are probably giving tulips to female drivers again. But an online feminist community called the School of Feminism has suggested another cool way to commemorate the occasion.

Posters. The organization uploaded a series of designs to the internet, listing some of the biggest achievements that societies' have earned in their quest towards equality. "Thanks to feminists, women can vote, work, abort [their pregnancies], divorce [spouses], wear pants, read any book [they like], use birth control, take out a loan..." Anyone who wants to use the posters can download and print out the designs or simply share them online.

"There are still many rights to fight for to achieve real equality between women and men around the world," School of Feminism concluded. "Let's keep up the fight."

More info: schooloffeminism.org | Facebook | Instagram

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Marc
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2 years ago

Many women faught for that right and thanks to them my daughters are allowed to vote today. It should be a matter of course, but I am not sure it is. At least in western countries it is possible today, but in a lot it is not.

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"There are many things [women can] thank feminism for," School of Feminism told Bored Panda. "From being able to vote to wearing pants, these are just a few obvious things that we do not consider on a day to day basis and that is why our simple and clear message has been so viral. But despite of all our achievements, we continue to live in a tremendously macho and unequal society. Do not forget that there still are many rights to fight for to achieve real equality throughout the world."

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Marc
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2 years ago

Education for woman has been the same as with woman having a job. Nearly impossible. A woman had to stay at home, raise the kids, cook and be there for the man. You didn't need much education for that (as they said). Luckily, that changed. At least in most countries.

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"Everyone has the potential to make a change in the world," they said. "When we released this series, we didn’t expect such a huge reaction because we didn’t have a community to share the project with." However, people in the internet found it despite the low like count on School of Feminism's social media pages. "We published the images on our personal accounts and they began to spread quickly."

In one week School of Feminism’s Instagram account has grown from 0 to 13k followers and their Facebook page has reached 21k, and the numbers keep climbing.

"We are receiving messages from all around the world, including Spain, Portugal, Mexico, France, Italy, Chile, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, thanking us thanks and asking us to translate the posters into their native languages."

"We’ve ignited a worldwide conversation about feminism, and people are actively commenting and sharing their points of view thought direct messages and comments. To us, this is a great achievement because there still are people who do not understand that Feminism, as Angela Davis said, 'is the radical idea that women are human beings.'"

"We firmly believe that through [active] communication we can translate the concepts of Feminism into something so simple, everyone will be able to understand and embrace it."

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Daria Z
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2 years ago

For this, I cannot thank them enough! Pants (jeans in particular) are pretty much my only type of bottom-wear all year round =)

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After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested that Women's Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. Then, socialist movements and communist countries began celebrating that day until it was officially adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

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Marc
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2 years ago

At least the part you don't have to give to Uncle Sam. If now we can achieve that women earn the same money for the same job, we all could be happy. Sadly, that will take some more years, I guess.

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

In a lot of tribes is was the women who hunted and women who were warriors too. Women's role in society as a worker has changed over the years for many reasons. Women went to work during war, because the men were not there to do it. Queen Elizabeth was a Mechanic during WWII.

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Diome
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2 years ago

...and you are not your dad's/husband's property!

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The official theme for International Women's Day 2019 is: 'Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.' "At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact the lives of women and girls," UN Women stated. "That means making sure they are not only consumers of innovation, but take their place as innovators. With their engagement, both design and execution of solutions can address the unique needs of women and girls, from the creation of decent work to delivery of products, services and infrastructure for women in all walks of life. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” puts innovation at the centre of efforts to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls and to resolve barriers to public services and opportunities."

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Marc
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2 years ago

Reading this, it sounds unbelieveable. It's unthinkable today, but it happened.

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Marc
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2 years ago

Yes, but... A good friend of mine, she is having three kids and wants to leave her husband (this is happening right now), because of various reasons, of which one is abuse. The thing is, at least in the US, a divorce is probably as expensive as a marriage, if not more expensive (depending on where you live, it varies between 10 and 2,000 Dollar. If you can't afford it, can't afford a lawyer, if you were the one raising the kids and haven’t been working, you have a problem. You might be leaving your partner, but you can't get a divorce, unless you can afford it one day. It the same old problems like back in the days - To leave someone you either need the support of family or friends, or you are damned to at least stay married. Often, as a woman you can’t just leave.

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

It's really wild to think that women ever needed permission from men in order to use birth control, that's just disgusting

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"Remoteness need no longer be an exclusion issue when mobile money technology and digital payments can deliver social benefits to even the most remote households. Lack of roads need not prevent life-saving medication from reaching patients, with smart inventions like 15-year old Nigerian Eno Ekanem’s drone to make drops to rural areas, controlled by SMS messaging."

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AngelCake13
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2 years ago

In theory....

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Kururi.Orihara
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2 years ago

Also thank LGBTQ+ movements, they made same sex marriage legal!! Not all women want to marry males. :)

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Cornelius Stanley
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2 years ago

In islam your testimony only worth half of a man tho.

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According to the statement, women and girls must have opportunities to contribute to making real change, and help shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact their lives. "As we have seen from recent marches for climate action in Europe and elsewhere—they are ready to do so."

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Marc
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2 years ago

Huge deal. As someone who was born in Germany many moons ago, I am happy to say, that we have a female chancellor since a few years now. Not everyone is happy about her, especially lately, but that doesn't change the fact, that it is a good thing. Now that my family is living in Atlanta (close to), I am sure that it is only a matter of time, until the US will have a female president as well (maybe even as a follow-up to Trump). I think, in the past it didn't have much to do with the fact that they were women, but more with them not being the "best" option. However, I am sure the day will come.

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Kururi.Orihara
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2 years ago

This is still a work in progress, and not just for women.

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Daria B
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2 years ago

Without this one, I wouldn't have been able to graduate university, as both my mom and dad took turns to take loans each year. Thanks mom and dad (and thanks to feminism too).

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Hobbit Girly
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2 years ago

Where my wrestling girls at? :D

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Loki
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2 years ago (edited)

Some people think its "disgusting" to talk about it in public. I don't get why, it's natural, like "Oh, she sneezed in public! disgusting!" both are natural.(Edit: I'm a female, my friends and I talk about it.)

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PandaPanda
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2 years ago

Feminists is about giving women rights. The right to make a choice. It's not about picking a side on a controversial topic.

PandaPanda
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2 years ago

Feminism*

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Sue Moon
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2 years ago

Someone has to have the final say about abortion, and it only makes sense that it is the person who has to carry the fetus and the one who has to give birth.

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having an abortion is like a train driver kicking off a passenger in the woods because there wasn't space on train. No one should have the right to kill because its convenient for them

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Marc
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2 years ago

Again... Yes you can, but! Abortion is still a very, very controversial topic, especially because of religious influences. Let's be honest here - It always should be the woman’s decision if she wants to have an abortion. Maybe together with the father of the unborn. But in the end it is her decision. Often, when people start criticizing those women, they make it sound like it is a walk in the park. It's not. An abortion is a destructive process and I would not believe that there's any woman out there that would do it because it's so easy. No, it is a final decision and it is a hard decision, but after all it should be the decision of those it concerns.

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Abortion is not a "discussion" and it is not a "debate". It's basic women's health care, a legal right, and a legal medical procedure. Never bother talking to the gestation slaver, they hate women so much that you'll get bile burns from the ugly they ooze from every pore.

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DP von Icecream
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2 years ago (edited)

?!?! you mean: thank you for the Separation of church and state, which allowed us (both men & women) to use our brains logically, live our lives & evolve instead of following teachings from a book of fiction :-)

Reginald Joseph
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2 years ago

Are you saying women didn't lobby to have rights to their own bodies? Did you follow the abortion vote in Ireland? That was women out marching, talking, educating their butts off for the right to save their own lives.

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Smerv
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2 years ago

In a perfect world there wouldn't be the need for abortions. But in this world there very much is. Purely medical reasons like fetus dying in utero or medical risk to the carrier are those we can't do anything. Proper support, daycare, financial and legal, proper sex education, affordable birth control -- things we can do

DP von Icecream
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2 years ago

Indeed. Also a proper general education is important :-)

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pusheen buttercup
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2 years ago

I don't believe the post is picking sides, the way it is worded is "can"- not that you "have to"- and implied thank a feminist for the "choice"- choice is the ability to do either. :)

Paulene
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2 years ago

Our bodies our choice

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

Call it murder if you want. I’m happy to take out any foreign body that I don’t want using my own body as a host. You can’t force me to give a sick person my kidney and you damn sure can’t force me to give my uterus to a potential person. Anyone who is against abortion should be physically forced to donate their bodies to science immediately so others can live. Also, fact - abortion IS a form of birth control and it shouldn’t matter if you have had 1 or 100. That changes nothing.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

Camena, I’m very happy with women getting abortions if that’s what you’re asking. Why wouldn’t I be? Do you think a fetus or zygote is a baby? That might be why you’re so confused. We’re talking about unborn, not born.

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MagNat
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2 years ago

'Thank' the Church if you can't.

Catmeres
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2 years ago

Whether you agree with it or not you are allowed to have a choice and that is something to be thankful for

Jace
Community Member
2 years ago

This isn’t a solid right, “even in the USA”. It is constantly under assault by conservative politicians.

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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2 years ago (edited)

Hey Valerie Linares? Not sure if you’ll be able to read this but oh well. Can you do me a favour? Kindly shut up and leave if you dont like what you’re seeing. Abortion is so important. Imagine if you get raped. First, I don’t think rapists will make it enjoyable. It will most likely be painful and will hurt so much. Two, that can destroy someone mentally. You can’t even imagine the effects that being raped has on people. Three, now you have to go through nine months of pain. Not just physically but again mentally. People will just back away from you. Only a few people will help you through it. And then what if your financially unstable? Or if you’re too young? Sure you can let it be adopted but that crushes a child. That can absolutely ruin a child. My aunt is adopted and she...I can’t even talk about it. It’s just horrific.That creates a lasting pain. she took her life last month... and if you keep the child and raise it,how can you explain that it was never meant to be born?

KarmaQueen
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2 years ago

Not if Trump has his way. Roe v. Wade!

Matchie T.
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2 years ago

Still forbidden in Asia

Gerry Higgins
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2 years ago

Thank a Liberal you mean. There are many conservative Feminists that don't agree with abortion.

Yael
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2 years ago

It's not "American Women's Day", it's International Women's Day!!

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Anna Holloway
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1 year ago

Bad graphic. Focuses on the “baby” aspect of abortion, rather than the choice to not be pregnant at any given time.

Natasha
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2 years ago

My parents didn't plan me at that time, they weren't even married. But I happened! :D And I'm forever grateful that I can live! :)

Lizzie the Crayon
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2 years ago

I mean, I know some people chose to get an abortion, and even if they cant afford to have a kid, leave them on the step of an Orpanage or something, I dont understand why someone would purposely kill a person before theyve had a chance to be born, unless there are like, final issues or something...

tinklyatom
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1 year ago

Lizzie. There is absolutely no need for you to understand why a person is getting an abortion. It's their very personal business, not yours.

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Isabella
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2 years ago

Sadly, I cannot :(

Aurolyn Luykx
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1 year ago

Terrible picture for this point -- it shows what appears to be a full-grown fetus. Most abortions occur in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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2 years ago

Not touching this one

Greg Schaper
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2 years ago

And be sure to thank the seven Supreme Court Justices who voted for Roe vs. Wade.

Maggie Collins
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2 years ago

Of course no one is in favor of abortion, but circumstances cause us to make hard decisions.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

I’m in favor of it. It isn’t a hard decision for everyone. That’s just propaganda.

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MIA J RODRIGUEZ
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2 months ago

Not in Texas anymore...Stupid govenor

Anika Tarannum
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1 year ago

In which universe man gets an abortion. :v

Kiki O'Kellern
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1 year ago

well.....not easily, not everywhere, and not every woman who wants/needs one. Our reproductive rights are still a fecking battleground.

Natasha
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2 years ago

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QueenOlive
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2 years ago

I really don't like women saying they can have an abortion because "my uterus is mine" That's like saying "I can kill this child i put in my garage...because it's my garage

Laura Habermehl
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2 years ago

As soon as a child, or fetus, if you like, is conceived, it has its own unique DNA. That DNA is the instruction manual for how that baby will grow and form into its older self, its gender, hair colour, eye colour, height, build, and all other factors. Unique DNA means it is a unique individual person. This means that Pro-lifers believe that terminating a fetus is exactly the same as killing a newborn. That is truth to us. Can you see why that is bothersome? Everybody gives the excuse that we cant force women to carry a child. Why? We force people not to kill each other. We force parents to take care if their children. Sure, rape or health risk factors are an issue, but a not the majority of abortions. Im talking about women who dont want a baby because it will ruin their chance at an education, or a marriage, or financial stability. But that isn'tworth taking the life of an unborn baby or fetus. The basis of the pro-life and pro-choice argument is whether or not that fetus is a human life equal to that of one outside of the womb. Pro-life think it is, pro-choice think it isnt. Thats the only thing that needs to be discussed. There is no proof that a fetus is not its own person. People say its just a lump of cells, well so are we. That fetus deserves rights, just as grown women deserve their rights, because at conception it exists now and it is a human being. And Frankenfrogg, I cant believe that I have to explain this to other women. You have no proof that that fetus is not a human being and how dare you take its life in such a vulnerable stage.

Laura Habermehl
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2 years ago

Wow, lots of downvotes. Lol I guess i just haven't seen it maybe. Can I ask what kind of religious arguments they use that you've seen? (Honestly asking to be informed)

Lee Cannard
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2 years ago

Let's not forget that at least half of aborted babies are female... We should all thank our mother for not aborting us.

Lee Cannard
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2 years ago

I do like that the author chose to picture a baby connected by an umbilical cord to the "o" in abortion. Show it like it is.

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ravina nimje
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2 years ago

still not possible...

Natasha
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2 years ago

www.unplannedfilm.com

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I'm not thankful for this ):

Meowton Mewsk
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2 years ago

You should be.

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thank them so people can kill unborn babies? no thanks!

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

You can’t kill something that isn’t born, that’s not how words work.

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Well...this is the one I do not agree. You get your right by killing someone else or somenthing else weather you like or not

camena
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poor bby

Susan Howe
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2 years ago

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Nope

Valerie Linares
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2 years ago

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Yes, feminism, thank you for giving a woman a "right" to murder her unborn, innocent child... #sarcasm

Miklós Nagy
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Well, it sure is hard if you are a man.

Cornelius Stanley
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You mean murdering innocent unborn?

Frankenfrog
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2 years ago

Hi. Kindly sit down and shut up.

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Rosie Gal
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2 years ago (edited)

All ladies in the military, I respect y'all!!

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Daria Z
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2 years ago

Nobody does it in public here in Russia, mostly because it's too intimate a process for any strangers to see. Though I don't understand how this can be considered disgusting by anyone :-|

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Analyn Lahr
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But a woman still can't walk around topless like a man can. Edit: I wasn't choosing sides, I was just pointing something out. And not because it's illegal or whatever but because women wouldn't feel safe doing so in places a man might be seen without a shirt.

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