Misogyny, the term used to describe societal inequity, is evidenced by many everyday things, like the gendered wage gap, pink tax, lack of women in positions of power, and the unmistakable influence of patriarchy penetrating every level of our lives, from households to politics. Whether you’re being mansplained to or fall victim to the career-destroying prerogatives of men, it means that sadly, you’re no stranger to the ways misogynistic society operates.

But luckily there are many bright women and men out there who are not willing to put up with the sexist BS they witness or experience firsthand day to day. And out of the frustration, hilarious, spot-on, merciless, and witty comebacks are born to target any misogynistic remark.

Scroll down to read through the most entertaining comebacks below that will remind us we don’t have to stay silent when someone is being a jerk.

#1

This Is Allyship

This Is Allyship

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Missy Moo Moo
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2 months ago

Love him!!

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#2

Perfect Response

Perfect Response

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

That is how a boss should be!

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#3

Some Words From Maisie Williams

Some Words From Maisie Williams

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K Witmer
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2 months ago

I will start doing this

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Misogyny functions as an ideology or belief system that has accompanied patriarchal or male-dominated societies and continues to place women in subordinate positions with limited access to power and decision making. But thankfully, in present times, it’s not being taken lightly anymore as more and more women and men are willing to step up and challenge this ancient and inherently harmful belief.

#4

Hmmmmm

Hmmmmm

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Suzy the observer
Community Member
2 months ago

How and why do women come up with such antiquated nonsense?

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#5

She's Not Wrong

She's Not Wrong

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
2 months ago

Yep!

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#6

Personally... Marriage Means Nothing To Me

Personally... Marriage Means Nothing To Me

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

This is gold!

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But although the term has been all over the media in the past 5 years, its real meaning is still widely confused. Kate Manne, a Cornell philosophy professor and the author of “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny” argues that misogyny is really not about male hostility or hatred towards women, as it’s commonly assumed. Instead, it’s about controlling and punishing women who challenge male dominance.

#7

Owned

Owned

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

So true, not something I've had to do thankfully.

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#8

It's Called Consent

It's Called Consent

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

👏

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#9

Physical Respect Is A Right

Physical Respect Is A Right

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Serial pacifist
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2 months ago

Bam!

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In an interview with Vox, Kate explained: “There’s a tendency to define misogyny as this deep hatred in the heart, harbored by men toward girls and women. I define misogyny as social systems or environments where women face hostility and hatred because they’re women in a man's world—a historical patriarchy.”

And what’s really alarming about misogyny is that it is something we practice almost unconsciously. The hostility towards women is something that’s a priori embedded in our culture where people internalize it through social norms and customs. In reality, it’s a trap for anyone born in an already misogyny-fueled society.

#10

I’ve Never Heard This Explained So Succinctly

I’ve Never Heard This Explained So Succinctly

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

Guys, you do a bra snap, you get a face slap.

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#11

Your Unsolicited Advice Doesn't Matter To Anyone, My Dude

Your Unsolicited Advice Doesn't Matter To Anyone, My Dude

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Marianne
Community Member
2 months ago

"And I like men who do not comment my beauty routine, yet here we are."

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#12

When Autocorrect Only Recognizes Male Achievements

When Autocorrect Only Recognizes Male Achievements

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

This happens too much and needs to stop. We are not just wives, parents, children etc. We are individuals and should have our achievements shared as individuals and not because we are related to someone else famous.

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According to Kate, such hostile behavior comes from the fact that many people feel attached to the positions they believe are their birthright. “When men think women are taking opportunities and privileges away from them, when they think women are challenging male dominance, you get backlash,” she explained.

#13

Happy 87th Birthday To The Legendary Rbg

Happy 87th Birthday To The Legendary Rbg

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IFXO
Community Member
2 months ago

RIP Ruth Bader Ginsberg. you are a hero

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#14

They Are Probably Not Funny, Just A Terrible Person

They Are Probably Not Funny, Just A Terrible Person

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magnadar
Community Member
2 months ago

What are rape jokes? I think i never heard one? o_O

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#15

Marriage And Feminism

Marriage And Feminism

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Lotten Kalenius
Community Member
2 months ago

What he said!

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As a way of dealing with misogyny in society, Kate believes it all comes down to men in positions of power accepting that women can surpass them without having wronged them. At this point, we are still far from this point, but externalizing our discontent is crucial in making things better, hence every debate, whether IRL or online, is a small step towards an equal, respectful society.

#16

A Common Denominator

A Common Denominator

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

It reminds me of a joke. A guy goes to the doctor. "What's wrong?" the doctor asks. "I hurt all over my body" he says. "Show me exactly where it hurts" says the doctor. "Here, here, here, here and here". "Well, you should get that finger checked!!" hahaha

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#17

Boys Will Be Held Accountable For Their Actions

Boys Will Be Held Accountable For Their Actions

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Alma Mater
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

ok !!! right !!! boys are boys. their education is not complete. but what about trying to help boys become decent educated respectful grown ups instead ??? btw i love your dad. this is the kind of dad i try to be

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#18

Mhm!

Mhm!

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly

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#19

One Woman Lying...

One Woman Lying...

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

This is true...

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#20

Some Actions Do Have Dire Consequences

Some Actions Do Have Dire Consequences

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Jude Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

Love it

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

And one kick to the balls doesn’t take ten+ years of totally f****d up hormones to get over, either.

Commander Rex
Community Member
1 month ago

Dopamine, though I think that’s a chemical. It hurts the pride.

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Laura Gillette
Community Member
2 months ago

And some men claim getting kicked in the balls is worse than childbirth...

Logic and Reason
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2 months ago

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It might be. There’s not really a good way to measure pain, so no one really knows.

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Kitty Luna Darrow
Community Member
2 months ago

Love this XD I seriously hate that men think periods aren't even that bad. It doesn't seem that way because we suck it up; not because it doesn't hurt.

Peter Hughes
Community Member
2 months ago

I admire most of the comebacks on here, but this one is terrible. Most men/boys who get a kick to the balls are either being attacked or bullied. Don't stoop down to sexists levels...

Susan Major
Community Member
2 months ago

hahaha

Lev Pertsov
Community Member
2 months ago

Under what circumstances were these two things ever compared?

Kitty Luna Darrow
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha, you'd be surprised... some men like the attention when they're all "ohmigods periods are so much easier than this"

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 months ago

Also, why do men think it hurts so disproportionately intensely when they get a blow in the testicles? Because all the men who got the proportionate amount of pain compared to other body parts simply ploughed on and kept doing what they were doing, were never able to reproduce, and their line died out. The fact that getting hit in the nuts is so very painful speaks volumes about what it takes to get through to men not to do something.

Joseph Cheung
Community Member
2 months ago

Your eyes are very sensitive, it must have taken a lot of people poking your families' eyes out to stop you, right? No, you can't lump men + men in the past= same and crazy rapists when you said "what it takes for them to stop" . AND "not doing something", what? You do know I can kick a man in the nuts for ANY REASON? There are huge logic jumps.

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Marilyn Ransberry
Community Member
2 months ago

🥳

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

Touché

Eric Lafleur
Community Member
1 week ago

In my own experience, a kick in the balls is the exact same kind of intense pain you get when hit in an eye. OMG! Do you women feels that same pain?

Dark Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago

Logic and Reason is an ironic username for somebody who inherently lacks both. Getting a knee in the nuts only hurts for maybe 0.5-1 hrs, yet childbirth can last for many days and the pain of pushing a fairly large human being from a hole that can only grow to 10cm wide is probably way worse than a mere kick.

Deborah Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

true!

Triv
Community Member
2 months ago

Probably, but not always. Explain what a ten-year-old can do for an older girl to decide it's appropriate to kick him in the balls.

Miłka Chromińska
Community Member
2 months ago

Or i don't know, because the person in question was assaulted 😯

panda123
Community Member
2 months ago

That's victim blaming

amaritia
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha ha ha

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

They are both the worst pains in the world. Third place belongs to Billund Caltrops, and fourth is to that thing your ankles randomly decide to do.

Candace Alagappan
Community Member
2 months ago

YES!!!!

Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
2 months ago

Or, you were pitching in softball and forgot to pay attention to where the hitter sent the ball. Just sayin'

Damo Lee Park
Community Member
2 months ago

get your tubes tied. no more periods. Not very mandatory is it?

Lillukka79
Community Member
2 months ago

Go back to biology class you silly little boy.

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Frank Ropen
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2 months ago

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That's victim blaming

Lilith the Demon Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

well, if he was asking for it... am I using it right?

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#21

When Men Think Everything Women Do Is For Them

When Men Think Everything Women Do Is For Them

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Give and ye shall receive (an unsolicited opinion!)

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#22

Clap

Clap

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Fish Boden
Community Member
2 months ago

That is sensational. I love it!

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#23

Accusations Ruin A Man's Life

Accusations Ruin A Man's Life

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Edward Willis
Community Member
2 months ago

I think the thing is that, in this case, these men had enough money and power to just make it go away, and the people that support them largely don't care about that stuff anyway. For those who don't have that money and power, accusations can ruin a life, but the way to solve that is to ensure that every accusation is correctly followed up on and necessary prosecutions made. Just saying "don't accuse" absolutely does not help, in fact it makes things worse.

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#24

A Woman's Place Is One Of Servitude

A Woman's Place Is One Of Servitude

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

What. The. Ok that hit me too never thought about how it being paid work changes everything!

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#25

Bennyboy Gets Rekt With Facts And Logic

Bennyboy Gets Rekt With Facts And Logic

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Hah! Anyway my kid has his baby doll and is her daddy.

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#26

This Belongs Here

This Belongs Here

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K Witmer
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't understand how everyone can't see it. Willfully blind I guess

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#27

That

That

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Nela Rothenbach
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2 months ago

This is why we got rid of the term "Fräulein", seriously.

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#28

The Link Between Guns, Police And Violence Against Women In America

The Link Between Guns, Police And Violence Against Women In America

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Maybe half the police force in the US and many non developed countries. But not in most of the western world. We don't have a huge gun issue. EDIT: Since some people seem to have an issue of me only commenting on the gun part and not mentioning anything about domestic violence, well here is my stance. ANYONE who is a perpetrator of domestic violence deserve to be punished. The court system is an absolute joke in protecting victims and things need to change NOW. Too many people are dying at the hands of their "loved one" and something should have been done years ago. We keep hearing about perpetrators facing tougher punishments but it is yet to be seen. It is all talk and no action. And judges/parole board need to be held accountable for releasing repeat offenders. If the reoffender ends up killing someone, the judge/parole board have blood on their hands. Hopefully that satisfies some of you.

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#29

Truth

Truth

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Self control peeps it's really something adults should know. But it's as common as common sense

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#30

Had To Be Said!

Had To Be Said!

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CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

To the know it all who made a comment about nurse’s salaries, I use to work in collections for auto loans. A lot of nurses defaulted on their payments. I know this might come as a surprise but people, nurses have other bills to pay, many have children, and many are single mothers. Just because someone is a nurse doesn’t automatically equal wealthy.

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#31

Equity > Equality

Equity > Equality

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Adam
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2 months ago

Equity is very important

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#32

Turn That Mansplaining Into A Joke

Turn That Mansplaining Into A Joke

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol! Thank God it was mansplained, if he been washed away by that one. Dripping with confusion

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#33

When Random Online Males Suffer From Correctile Dysfunction

When Random Online Males Suffer From Correctile Dysfunction

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

That comic is going in my saved memes folder omg 😂

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#34

Patriarchy Will Always Find A Way To Blame Women

Patriarchy Will Always Find A Way To Blame Women

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Pille P
Community Member
2 months ago

How come it's always single mom and that is seen as a bad thing. If ever there is a single dad he's sung like a hero. Unless he goes with his baby girl to the ladies toilet to change the diaper (because the changing tables are if at all only in the ladies toilet), then he's a pervert.

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#35

When Decent Behavior Doesn't Come Easy

When Decent Behavior Doesn't Come Easy

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Marianne
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2 months ago

This is the best chart ever!

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#36

Truth

Truth

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

I married a strong woman :-)

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#37

Mindblown

Mindblown

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Kitti B.
Community Member
2 months ago

So true!

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#38

So Unfair

So Unfair

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Marianne
Community Member
2 months ago

Women being emotional would not be such a problem for men if they had not been bullied into supressing their own emotions from early childhood.

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#39

Lets Treat Women The Same Way

Lets Treat Women The Same Way

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Or we could try using the same terms for males as for females. So a guy who sleeps around is a s**t etc. It's not something I exactly approve of, but I think it wouldn't take long to get the point across to at least some more people

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#40

"Give Me A Smile"

"Give Me A Smile"

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N G
Community Member
2 months ago

Because women were only put on this earth to be pleasant ornaments for men to look at (/s which really should be obvious but you can never tell the idiots in a crowd)

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