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I am a Girl by enchantma I am a Girl by enchantma
I really didn't want this to come out as bitter as it did, but I get into "Girl Power" mode occasionally. I often get tired of being mistreated as a girl or watching my friends get hurt and taken advantage of. The past several weeks I've witnessed abuse in every form, not just in my life, but a lot of people around me have been crying on my shoulder. Whether it's a relationship or a work situation, I see girls in pain.
I wish I could give each one of you a hug and tell you it's going to be okay. I wish I could tell girls who are hurting to stop feeling hurt.
If you're in a relationship where a guy is not giving you all you need, please step away from it or see a counselor to make it work. There is no reason to ever settle. You're worth more! Never think otherwise. Your life partner does not define you. You are always your own person.
And I'm here if you ever need to vent or talk it out.
Life is short and has so much to offer, so make it the best life ever! Only you can achieve your own happiness.

This is a poem I wrote to channel these feelings that are coming from so many of you and myself in a more encouraging direction. It's also my first attempt at doing anything with typography, so if you're a pro at that, please let me know how I can make this better.

xoxo <3

EDIT: I feel like this message might have come off as out of hand sexist. The "you" I speak to in this piece is an abuser. I didn't even specify anything about this being against men. This is not about ALL men. I have nothing against guys. I have great men in my life, but I speak as a girl about my experience of being objectified in specific situations because of my gender. I didn't want to have to explain this since art is about your personal interpretation, but I do not want to hurt anyone - especially guys. This is very personal and I wanted to share it as an art piece. I also wanted this to become a mantra for girls who need to recognize how strong they are. I am grateful for all the feedback and I'm still going through all the comments. Thank you everyone for your responses and/or support, I love hearing what you have to say!

EDIT 2:You asked for it, so here it is...The "I am a Girl" t-shirt is now available online! [link]

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:iconzoyum:
Zoyum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said
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:iconearthundermartians:
EarthUnderMartians Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fact that you feel the need to broadcast it like this proves that you believe you aren't your own person, and seriously want to be.
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(( Dear PopeyeTheoB, by posting, fav.me/d8wlxtt , you just made men look like shit, by showing your complete ignorance in your so-called "humour". You seem to be the only moron who finds this hilarious. Literally no one else finds this funny. It's like saying abuse is funny. The fact that you have the decency to do this is very sad. But, in reality, it makes you look like a filthy pig. I honestly feel bad that you have to live with yourself. "By the courtesy of a man" is complete bullshit. You are the only man I know that's this insensitive and rude. Sure, there are more assholes like you, but holy fuck. Why are you allowed to even breath? Waste of resources you are. I wish for the best of you. I hope you learn that what you did is making you look like a sadist, and a very sexist piece of shit. I wouldn't be surprised if you never married. Sexism isn't attractive. Sorry. Good day to you, sir. ))
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:iconmashroob:
Mashroob Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
I dom't care.
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:iconkarinrr:
KarinRR Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
I like!
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:iconc-rimson-battlefield:
C-rimson-Battlefield Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Equality, fuck yeah.
We're all human, right?
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:iconnarwhallady1234:
narwhallady1234 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope people know that "equal or greater value" she means that some women are better than men, like some men are better than women. Mother Terresa is better than Hilter. Martin Luther King Jr is better than Ariana Grande. [Joke. XD]
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:iconsirjerrylone:
SirJerryLone Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is your personal wish. To me, "equal or greater value" means that someone else is "equal or lower value". Comparatives leave not much room to interpretation. If something is "greater", something else is "smaller". Period.
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:iconc-rimson-battlefield:
C-rimson-Battlefield Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true, but let's be honest. Some people are quite more appreciated and....greater, than others.
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:iconsirjerrylone:
SirJerryLone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely, but we should let other people judge about it.
Saying "I'm greater than you" indicates that the only thing surely 'greater' is your ego.
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UranusIsAGasGiant Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
fav.me/d8wlxtt

This asshole
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:iconuranusisagasgiant:
UranusIsAGasGiant Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Girls should get more credit for all the good things they do for the world and how much they struggle
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:iconwolfartmaster:
wolfartmaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
OMFG THIS NEEDED TO BE SAD TYYYYYYY
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:iconehx-kor:
EhX-KoR Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Girly Man by PopeyeTheoB  and then there's this douche.
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:iconc-rimson-battlefield:
C-rimson-Battlefield Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure doucheness.
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:iconehx-kor:
EhX-KoR Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Fed
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:iconuranusisagasgiant:
UranusIsAGasGiant Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
May be suffer in the depths of Uranus. I heard bout this from fairy-tail-artist and numerous of his ffriends

:iconpopeyetheob: shouldn't exist he should have left this earth the second he was born
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:iconehx-kor:
EhX-KoR Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student General Artist
That is a great username
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:iconewaly:
Ewaly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Is this your opinion?
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:iconehx-kor:
EhX-KoR Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student General Artist
fuck no.
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:iconewaly:
Ewaly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Fuck sorry then...
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:iconehx-kor:
EhX-KoR Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Lol no worries. How could anyone actually have that viewpoint, eugh.
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:iconrosie-chan17:
Rosie-chan17 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree.
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:iconroxstudios:
RoxStudios Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
oh this is ... thank you for making something that is right on the point
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:iconbubbleberrychica:
bubbleberrychica Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Making everything pink kinda disproves your point about sexism though
(No offense)
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:iconmisty-mutt:
Misty-Mutt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
You should have a look in PopeyeTheoB's gallery
What a dick
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:iconpandora-hearts-freak:
Pandora-Hearts-Freak Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thought, Empowering, beautiful. :)
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1RockGirl121 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
BeautifulNeko Emoji-32 (Clap) [V2] 
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minecrafroger Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
epic!
i'm a dude, and even I get anoyed when ever i hear a dude who act like Girl's are just sex-toys
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:iconrmxtrailmix:
RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
This always falls on deaf years; those of us that take it seriously feel emasculated and the men whom this is directed at could care less.
I was a victim of women directing their outrage and frustration of inconsiderate men; and the men that treated them badly, well, they never gave a dam because there was always a woman there for them.
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yay
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:iconjoephilliactheblack:
JoePhilliacTheBlack Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconmckill316:
Mckill316 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
FUK YE!! IM MAYBE A DUDE BUT FUCK IT I WANT AN EQUAL SOCIETY OR HOWEVER THE FUCK YOU SPELL IT!!!
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:iconihamza995:
ihamza995 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
EQUALITY FOR EVERYONE!
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:iconlisandra-chan:
Lisandra-chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I am just so tired of that bunch of men that can not see something like this without commenting "OOOH BUT NOT ALL MEN! AND THE NICE GUYS? DONT FORGET THE NICE GUYS!!! I AM NOT LIKE THIS! WHY ARE U GIRLS SO MEAN?!". 
Like, yeah, dude, we know not all men are like this, we have families and friends, you know? Do they want a special prize for being a decent human being? A pat on the head for respecting others? We, men and women, need to work together to end sexism and gender roles. So, boys, if you are really that nice guys we need you to teach some people out there how to be like that, not to lessen posts like this.

Beautiful design. Girls, you can go as far ans you want!!
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:iconrmxtrailmix:
RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
When women stop rewarding men for bad behavior, then those men will start to listen.
I've seen women gyrate to the most abusive, most inconsiderate, most immature men. Something happens, she vents, and then returns right to him.

As a Hispanic I see this all the time in my culture. A woman rants about her drunk spouse and then loves him the next night. When a woman comes up to me, the first thing she asks is "do you drink", I say no, and she turns around and walks the other way.
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:iconbbchild:
BBChild Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
"I am of greater or equal value."
Wait what.
Greater value?  
What.

No, women are definitely not "of greater value" than men.  That's an extremely sexist idea.  Good grief, we're equals.  No gender is better than the other.
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willow-wishes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Did you read the artist's description?

" I feel like this message might have come off as out of hand sexist. The "you" I speak to in this piece is an abuser. I didn't even specify anything about this being against men. This is not about ALL men. I have nothing against guys. I have great men in my life, but I speak as a girl about my experience of being objectified in specific situations because of my gender. I didn't want to have to explain this since art is about your personal interpretation, but I do not want to hurt anyone - especially guys. This is very personal and I wanted to share it as an art piece. I also wanted this to become a mantra for girls who need to recognize how strong they are. I am grateful for all the feedback and I'm still going through all the comments. Thank you everyone for your responses and/or support, I love hearing what you have to say!"
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:iconbbchild:
BBChild Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great little description.

But that still doesn't change how disgusted I am with the "of greater or equal value" part.  You can create a "mantra for girls" without putting down men in the process.  Giving individuals false ideas that they are better than everyone else is not empowering, it is misleading and WRONG on so many levels.
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:iconyamareikuroyamimashi:
YamareiKuroyamiMashi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you BBChild.
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ShadowofWOPR Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
"greater or equal value"
No...  Stick with equal, but when you say "greater or equal" it makes you sound really egotistical.  To say "you're not better, you're equal or lesser to us" makes you just as bad as the men this is obviously directed at.

Rest is fine though, except maybe beautiful, that's such a subjective word I think you'd be better off using "Proud" or "Independent", it gets the message across better.
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:iconyamareikuroyamimashi:
YamareiKuroyamiMashi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right. It does come off as sexist and egotistical to me at least.
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:iconwillow-wishes:
willow-wishes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
The artist states that she does not mean men in general, and given the context I read in the description I would say it's not at all egoistical to say that.
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:iconbbchild:
BBChild Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Haha, I just posted a similar comment!  That "greater" part really stuck out for me too.  T.T
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Akumu2200 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really good
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:iconbloodlily16:
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GIRL POWER BABY!!!
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:iconi-love-daisy:
i-love-daisy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
true bloody true
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:iconinudante:
InuDante Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I'm saying here is hell yes!
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:iconbrushogen:
Brushogen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Where have you been all my life? And why haven't I found wonderful, beautiful, you until now?
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:iconartsuper123:
ArtSUPER123 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I love girl power. And I hate how sexist some men are. 
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