Laura Bates, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, says that it seems to be increasingly difficult to talk about sexism, equality, and women's rights in a society that perceives to have achieved gender equality. "In this 'liberal', 'modern' age, to complain about everyday sexism or suggest that you are unhappy about the way in which women are portrayed and perceived renders you likely to be labeled 'uptight', 'prudish', a 'militant feminist', or a 'bra burner,'" she explained.

But just like Bates, there are plenty of women who prove this notion wrong. And you can find many of them on the subreddit r/TrollXChromosomes. It's an online community that invites to "come for the period comics" and "stay for the cultural awareness", and many, in fact, do — the subreddit has over 817K members. The content they share and produce tackles important gender issues in all sorts of fields, including sports, health care, and work.

Continue scrolling and check out some of its latest posts. For the earlier ones, fire up Bored Panda's first article on r/TrollXChromosomes.

#1

The End

The End

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Limey Cheesehead
Community Member
1 year ago

This statement is spot on.

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#2

#texastaliban

#texastaliban

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year ago

A fetus isn't even a fetus until the end of the 8th week of pregnancy. Until then, it is still an embryo. And "cardiac activity" isn't a heartbeat.

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The pandemic isn't making this any easier, too. According to UN Women, the global champion for gender equality, there are 6 urgent issues women are facing during the time of COVID-19.

1. Violence against women and girls. "Before the pandemic, estimates said one in three women will experience violence in their lifetime," the organization said in a statement. "As economic and social stresses rise, and movement is restricted by lockdown and stay-at-home guidance, instances of violence are likely to increase. At home, survivors of domestic violence may be trapped with their abuser, with limited access to support services, healthcare, and justice systems. And in public, women are at heightened risks of violence navigating deserted public spaces and transportation."

#3

“Men Is Too Headache.” Sometimes, Sister

“Men Is Too Headache.” Sometimes, Sister

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh that is awesome! Language barriers can't hold back the sentiment ^-^

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#4

Double Standards

Double Standards

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Our society teaches males from this young age to not be responsible for their own actions, that it’s is okay to blame women for anything snd everything. It’s message is very real

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#5

Friendly Reminder

Friendly Reminder

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

And they fought hard. With their lives, their reputations, subtle and not subtle ways.

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2. The gender pay gap. "Around the world, women are at the frontline of the COVID-19 response as they make up the majority of health and social care workers, especially as nurses, midwives, and community health workers, and account for the majority of service staff in health facilities as cleaners, launderers, and caterers. Yet, an average gender pay gap of around 28 percent exists in the health workforce," UN Women wrote.

"Once occupation and working hours are accounted for, the gender pay gap is 11 percent. Although the health sector performs well regarding women’s participation, it still harbors discrimination against women in earnings, and full-time employment and leadership roles for women are lagging."

#6

Birth Control Is Healthcare!

Birth Control Is Healthcare!

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha, good one.

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#7

Sounds Like A Better Solution Tbh

Sounds Like A Better Solution Tbh

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago

So many sperm donors, so few stepping up to be loving Fathers. For you men who are loving Dads, keep up the good work!

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#8

I Think We All Know Why

I Think We All Know Why

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Pearl
Community Member
1 year ago

No person will want you if you keep on being a trashy excuse for a human being.

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3. Digital gender divide. UN Women pointed out that studies online have become the new normal but not everyone can continue their education because internet access remains a privilege. "Many around the world, including girls from poor households cannot participate in remote learning, since they lack the required tools, skills, and technologies."

"It was already a dire disadvantage that girls, women, and marginalized groups are least likely to have access to technology, and as the COVID-19 pandemic has moved so many aspects of daily life online, the lack of connectivity has become even more alarming, exacerbating existing gender inequalities."

#9

One Of Us

One Of Us

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I I
Community Member
1 year ago

BURRRRRRRRN

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#10

Just Do Your Jobs!

Just Do Your Jobs!

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Yugan Talovich
Community Member
1 year ago

"If firefighters fought every fire they would get tired, so we will allow half of all fires to burn themselves out."

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#11

The Tea Is Hot With This One

The Tea Is Hot With This One

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XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
1 year ago

Well said

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#12

Abortion Rights Is A Human Rights

Abortion Rights Is A Human Rights

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 year ago

This!

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4. Informal work and instability. The pandemic has deeply affected women's livelihoods and income. "Women typically earn less and hold less secure jobs than men. With economic activity at a halt during the pandemic, women working in the informal sector have seen a dramatic decline in their capacity to earn a living. Adding to the loss in income and paid work, many women are also juggling an increase in unpaid care and domestic work."

But according to UN Women, this can change. "It's on all of us to share the added burden of unpaid domestic and care work at home and speak up for a gender-aware response to the economic shock of COVID-19, including supporting women in the informal sector."

#13

Every Single One

Every Single One

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Once I was out on my bike. A small forest path that I've ridden many times. When I turned a corner, there was a guy standing between the trees, looking at me crazy and smiling lasciviously and saying "Hello". I HAVE NEVER DRIVEN FASTER IN MY WHOLE LIFE. Never been there again...

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#14

Where’s The Lie

Where’s The Lie

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

I have honestly read a comment recently from a woman who was told by a man that they had better be smiling under their mask. Wtaf

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#15

Never Thought Of It Like This

Never Thought Of It Like This

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Susie Elle
Community Member
1 year ago

Not to stroke my own ego, but I once heard someone say "She's only around because of her cupsize" and I responded with "Yeah, something must be really wrong with our boss to hire people solely because he needs boobs of a certain size in his field of vision during the workday, I wonder how he manages to run a company that way," and everyone was quiet.

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#16

Truth

Truth

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder if they have those sexist rules to encourage men to watch women play sports. It's bloody ridiculous and absolute bullshit.

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5. Period poverty and stigma. "Even before the pandemic, women, and girls have been facing discrimination when they menstruate. In some parts of the world, they are seen as dirty, untouchable, or a disgrace. Whether it’s a lack of money to buy pads, tampons, or other products, access to toilets, or discriminatory laws and practices, women and girls, especially the world’s poorest, are deeply impacted by their periods," UN women continued.

The organization stated that it's especially challenging for women and girls to manage their periods safely and with dignity during a crisis.

"The provision of safe water, sanitation, and hygienic conditions are essential to protecting human health. Yet, today 500 million women and girls globally are estimated to lack adequate facilities for menstrual hygiene management. This puts women and their families at greater risk of infection. Periods don’t stop for the COVID-19 pandemic, and neither should our efforts to break harmful taboos about menstruation and end period poverty."

#17

We Need More Of This

We Need More Of This

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 year ago

That guy is, as the kids say, pretty art deco.

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#18

Oof

Oof

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tail_bite
Community Member
1 year ago

@Darin A. Robinson II I WILL MAKE AN ACOUNT TO FOLLOW YOU

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#19

So Close To Getting The Point

So Close To Getting The Point

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago

The hard slap of reality

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#20

Better Alone Than In Bad Company

Better Alone Than In Bad Company

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Rai Grant
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely this.

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6. Underrepresentation as leaders in health. "Women make up 70 percent of the health and social care workforce, and they are more likely to be front-line health workers, especially as nurses, midwives, and community health workers. This exposure raises women’s risk of infection (in fact, infections among female health care workers are up to three times higher than among their male counterparts). Yet, women remain in the background of decision making, underrepresented in health sector leadership, and missing from the center of the COVID-19 response."

There might be a record number of women serving in the 117th Congress but society still needs to go a long way and start treating them the way they deserve.

#21

Planned Parenthood Is For Much More Than Abortions

Planned Parenthood Is For Much More Than Abortions

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

How great it would have been if parents of those people used contraception. They are a living proof of the neccessity of it.

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#22

Absolutely Hate The Way Our Clothing Was Policed In School

Absolutely Hate The Way Our Clothing Was Policed In School

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Michael James Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

excellent point

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#23

Super Girly!

Super Girly!

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

JUST SAD!!! But unfortunately true..

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#24

Sexualized

Sexualized

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

All accurate.

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#25

Easier Ways To Stop Abortions. If You Actually Care About Abortion

Easier Ways To Stop Abortions. If You Actually Care About Abortion

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Marianne Saiso
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet the number of kids growing up in poverty and the crime rate went down as well.

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#26

Mental Illness Versus Toxicity

Mental Illness Versus Toxicity

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing how often something like this is the case.

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#27

F*cked Up

F*cked Up

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tail_bite
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

what the f**k is wrong with my gender I want to f*****g die bcoz of how f*****g pathetic my gender has become please people believe that not everyone it like this. Edit: I no longer want to die, I have seen all of the comments reassuring me. thank you everyone

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#28

When You Can't Get Parental Permission To Get An Abortion So You Become A Parent Yourself

When You Can't Get Parental Permission To Get An Abortion So You Become A Parent Yourself

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tail_bite
Community Member
1 year ago

f**k you florida legister thing

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#29

Because Apparently Only Old White Men Count

Because Apparently Only Old White Men Count

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I I
Community Member
1 year ago

the more i read the more i weep at my sex , come on , we're better than this s**t surely

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#30

Truth

Truth

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Hotdogking
Community Member
1 year ago

I only robbed the house because they didn’t turn the alarm on and one of their windows was open. It was fair game

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#31

It's A Step In The Right Direction

It's A Step In The Right Direction

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Kay blue
Community Member
1 year ago

One of the scariest things about the Sarah Everard case is the fact that it was an off duty police officer who killed her. A policeman who had been spoken to about indecent exposure a week or so before. Girls are taught to find a police officer if we feel unsafe, who do we go to now.

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#32

Who Else Can Relate To This?

Who Else Can Relate To This?

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago

It's good to realize that though. Stop those shows with you. It's also why it's so important to reread your childhood storybooks with your current awareness before reading them to your kids. Some of them have themes you really don't want to pass down.

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#33

While It Is True That Girls’ Brains Typically Develop A Little Faster Than Boys’ Brains, That Doesn’t Excuse A Lack Of Discipline For Boys

While It Is True That Girls’ Brains Typically Develop A Little Faster Than Boys’ Brains, That Doesn’t Excuse A Lack Of Discipline For Boys

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 year ago

boys will be boys is just a misogynist and dishonest way to justify sexism !! it has to stop

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#34

I'm Sure Selfawarewolves Would Love This

I'm Sure Selfawarewolves Would Love This

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 year ago

Im a guy and Ive been hit on by a guy. I was actually flattered and felt kinda bad for him when I told him I was about as straight as an arrow.

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#35

Worst Theme Park Ever

Worst Theme Park Ever

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 year ago

My bf is like this. I can get all done up with hair, makeup, dress, heels, etc. but honestly he’d prefer me in a t-shirt, shorts and no make up with a messy ponytail. Thank God, because I really can’t be arsed to get all dressed up every day. On the other end of the spectrum, my little sister’s (thankfully now ex-) bf, who once yelled at her when she came home from a 36 hour shift at the hospital and put her jogging bottoms on. She needed to be “presentable” at all times for him and it completely broke her self esteem. Arsehole.

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#36

We Are Starting It Early, Guys!

We Are Starting It Early, Guys!

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s on him to teach his son to be more caring, it’s a strength in men that many women and some men can appreciate as a strength

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#37

I Wish...

I Wish...

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Pearl
Community Member
1 year ago

Well said!

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#38

Preach

Preach

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 year ago

I really, really hope they all got the “joke”…

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#39

Experiencing Both Sides Of The Gender Divide As A Professional

Experiencing Both Sides Of The Gender Divide As A Professional

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Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

What isn’t being recognized is how much women before you had to fight to get to this point, and how those women are rarely appreciated

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#40

Oh Well

Oh Well

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tail_bite
Community Member
1 year ago

I APLUAD YOU

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#41

If You Need To End A War, You Call Wonder Woman

If You Need To End A War, You Call Wonder Woman

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Valisbourne Spiritforge
Community Member
1 year ago

It's weird the reaction a woman gets when she walks into a comic book store (alone that is). If you get a chance, check that out. If there are no ladies already in the shop it's almost like you spooked a herd of deer.

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#42

Makeup

Makeup

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Zedrapazia
Community Member
1 year ago

Or the opposite: "You'd look so much prettier if you'd wear makeup." Well, I feel absolutely comfortable without makeup, I hate the feeling of things on my face, and on top of that, I don't want to look pretty for a random stranger in the streets.

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#43

#noragrets

#noragrets

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
1 year ago

OK. That was hilarious! 😂😂😂

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#44

Some People Really Think That Pregnancy Is Easy, Huh

Some People Really Think That Pregnancy Is Easy, Huh

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not pro-life, it's pro-birth. Pro-birthers generally give zero f***s about human life for roughly 80 years of life. They only care about 9 months of gestation.

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#45

“You’re A Pretty Girl And Therefore Can’t Be Smart”

“You’re A Pretty Girl And Therefore Can’t Be Smart”

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Yugan Talovich
Community Member
1 year ago

You're*

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#46

The "Friend" With The Long Game

The "Friend" With The Long Game

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

This is horrifying and sadly familiar.

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#47

I Can't Even Watch The Notebook Without Cringing Now

I Can't Even Watch The Notebook Without Cringing Now

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snipergun
Community Member
1 year ago

How many women are stuck with abuser because of this... But hey, your family was telling you that he's really persistent so you should give him chance... And how many of those end up as headliners in news.

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#48

Pressure

Pressure

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

I fight myself on this often. Any time I'm not the picture of polite.

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#49

Yes They Can Be

Yes They Can Be

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SirWriteALot
Community Member
1 year ago

I think it's important to note that men are actually wired this way. My mom made a decent feminist out of me. Try to do half the work in the household, paternity leave for a total of 2 years (2 kids) ... I'd say I'm firmly in the feminist camp. Yet I still notice that first impressions are always base emotions such as "I'd hit that". I notice that it's just what my lizard brain tells me ... it's my conscious decision not to be a creep about it and behave normally. What I'm trying to say is that boys are not so much "taught" to be creeps, they're "not taught" how to behave properly, "not taught" that we're not cavemen anymore.

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#50

Call Them Out

Call Them Out

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Scott
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I dumped one my best friend, not for being a sex offender, but for simply not having respect for his fiancee and sleeping around. And for disparaging me for not wanting to behave in a similar fashion. I tried being tactful about it at first and tell him that I wasn't ok with his behaviour but eventually had to block him, in his mind "out of the blue." One of our mutual friends had no idea what he was doing and told me he was heartbroken and fell into depression for having lost my friendship. Then I told her why, and she blocked him too. I'm not saying I've always been the ideal role model, but at least I can recognize the errors of my past and work towards rectifying my shortcomings. Edit: spelling

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