The members of LGBTQ+ have to deal with a lot of hate. Whether it's in real life or online, as a group, they're constantly under attack by spiteful people who question their very own existence. So in an attempt to create a safe space for venting, they started a subreddit called "Are the Straights OK?"

Even though the sub is relatively new — its birthday is October 2019 — it already has 329K subscribers, tackling difficult social issues like sexism and homophobia. Here are some of the most-upvoted posts from "Are the Straights OK?"

#1

This Made Me Go Like

This Made Me Go Like

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advaith babu
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

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#2

Breeding Culture Is Creepy As Hell

Breeding Culture Is Creepy As Hell

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at your bodies, people! Mouth, stomach, & intestines. God created you for the magnificent job of eating food & ignoring all other body systems! What can be more important than this?!?!

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Bored Panda contacted the moderators of r/AreTheStraightsOK and one of them was kind enough to answer a few questions about the subreddit and what goes on in it. "The most popular theme across this subreddit is the lack of self-awareness when it comes to certain couples and their toxic relationships," the mod said.

"It's like that one guy at work who comes in every day complaining about his wife and you constantly ask yourself 'Why are they even still married?!'"

The mod thinks the community of the subreddit is really great. "We have a bunch of genuine users who share a lot of personal moments as well as laughs and friendly jokes. We do get trolls, and they sometimes are subtle, but for the most part, we really like the community that posts here," they explained.

#3

Props To The Kid Who Filled It Out

Props To The Kid Who Filled It Out

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just another bookish gay
Community Member
2 months ago

YES! we need to stop assigning a gender to things and actions, its pointless and harmful

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#4

Is It Gay To Love Your Son?

Is It Gay To Love Your Son?

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome reply! Bwuahahaha :))))

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Some critics of this subreddit can be heard saying it is simply putting labels on people and pitting them against each other which only widens the gap between the LGBTQ+ and straight cisgender folks but the mod of r/AreTheStraightsOK believes they misunderstand what this subreddit is actually about. 

"First and foremost, it was created by a straight cis woman, and second, it includes straight people (both cis and trans) within the mod team and the community. Critics seem to be missing the information that's provided right in the sidebar on how this subreddit is not aimed at straight people in particular — it's aimed at bad relationships and sometimes sexist/LGBT+phobic people. Now, if critics fell into one of those areas themselves, I could at least understand why they think it's widening some sort of 'gap.'"

#5

I Am Yet To Invade Poland

I Am Yet To Invade Poland

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

I always wondered why bigots think that a gay character in tv or teaching tolerance will turn kids queer while most media is hetero and hasn’t turned anybody

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#6

Can They Stop Hating Each Other For Like.. 10 Minutes?

Can They Stop Hating Each Other For Like.. 10 Minutes?

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DC
Community Member
2 months ago

I can cook. I did so since I was 15, because I wanted to. And, really surprising - my balls did not fall off, nor crimpled into some raisin-like remain of theirselves, nor did any other bad happen. Only effect I'm aware of is that I get decent food whenever I want. Uh, how'd that happen, eh? And I'm straight, even that didn't change.

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#7

Fellas...is It Gay To Be Able To See?

Fellas...is It Gay To Be Able To See?

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh yes. It is totally gay to SEE. What tf is wrong with people?!

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#8

The Great American Sitcom

The Great American Sitcom

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Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

Indeed.

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#9

A Man's Razor Will Cut A Woman's Skin Clean Off

A Man's Razor Will Cut A Woman's Skin Clean Off

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Ritchat
Community Member
2 months ago

Ever laughed so hard, your cheeks started to hurt because you just couldn't stop? Me right now. XD

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#10

Better To Be Silent And Assumed A Fool Than To Speak Up And Remove All Doubt

Better To Be Silent And Assumed A Fool Than To Speak Up And Remove All Doubt

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Ryan-James O'Driscoll
Community Member
2 months ago

Ooh a self-burn

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#11

This...

This...

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I never quite understood the english "girlfriend". Can't boys have normal friends that are girls? The norwegian word for it, "kjæreste", leaves the gender out. It simply means "dearest".

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#12

This Tho

This Tho

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

Again. More posts spreading the idea that straight people are all sexist bigots. Let’s not turn things into a way. It’s not “us against them” is “all against bigots”

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#13

That Ratio Tho

That Ratio Tho

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

Either that god is omnipotent and created queer people (so they are fine) or they didn’t created them so it’s not a god or does not exist. Either way it’s pointless to worship a hateful divinity (like most are)

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#14

Jar Go Brrrr

Jar Go Brrrr

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Sky Render
Community Member
2 months ago

Boy that mom is gonna be upset when she finds out that jar opener tools are a thing...

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#15

Uhh..

Uhh..

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
2 months ago

The sad thing is the 1,200 retweets

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#16

Miss My Masculine Ass With That Feminine Hygiene Sh*t

Miss My Masculine Ass With That Feminine Hygiene Sh*t

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Gary's Mind
Community Member
2 months ago

LMAO! Wuss. I learned early not to embarrassed by this. It shows others you are in a relationship woman. Because why would the guy need them? Now, I have a wife and 3 daughters. I have carried arm loads of these out of a store. This is the dumbest s**t to be embarrassed of.

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#17

Lol

Lol

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Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
2 months ago

aren't we all in gay relationships with ourselves?

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#18

Logic

Logic

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

I would like to hear the reason....

DC
Community Member
2 months ago

BeCaUsE lIbTaRdS aNd F**s LoVe To KiLl aNd InSuLt GoD 1111111

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Jim Man
Community Member
2 months ago

Does not make any logical sense. Woman+woman =no baby. Man+man =no baby. No pregnancies means no abortions.

Raven DeathShade
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, but CLEARLY in a gay couple ONE is secretly a WOMAN and the other is a MAN /s

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Khavrinen
Community Member
2 months ago

Funny, I've always found that gay men get very few abortions. In fact, I've never heard of any of them having one.

DC
Community Member
1 month ago

I've seen a little stageplay where a gay guy played a girl who got an abortion some years back ... not sure if this counts, the same guy had played a fire spitting dragon the year after, and so far, no knight has shown up to behead him in reality, nor has he a basement jail to keep a princess in ... but then, again, his basement is such a mess ...

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

Guess who's been to an "abstinence only" sex education class, and knows nothing about human biology!

Mark Fuller
Community Member
2 months ago

I've searched far and wide but there is no part of me that can compute this. Even the dumb bit that enjoys blowing bubbles through a drinks straw isn't stupid enough. I give up.

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

Eh?

A.J Milne
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh jeez America, you did it again👍

Enuya
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't worry, other countries have their share of similar "thinkers". Greetings from Poland.

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L.A. Trefry
Community Member
2 months ago

Logic plays zero role in the lives of conservatives. Remember when marriage equality was going to entirely destroy heterosexual marriage? And people would immediately move to marrying animals of all kinds? Why do they never realize that their constant doomsday and slippery slope scenarios never, ever, ever, ever come to pass.

Clark Meldrum
Community Member
2 months ago

That makes no sense considering there are a good percentage of gay couples that tend to adopt children.

third molar
Community Member
2 months ago

Because earth is flat!!

Katerina Huskova
Community Member
2 months ago

Make America great again 😂😂😂

I I
Community Member
2 months ago

my thoughts exactly HUH?

Salam Payne
Community Member
2 months ago

Can They pls explain ???

Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Magical thinking

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait... WHAT??

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait, what?

Animal lover
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah yes. Idiot logic.

mulk
Community Member
2 months ago

So simple math: more gay people, less birth, less human, better planet... no?

Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is there less births if there's more gay people?

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

Morons

Isobella GOURLAY
Community Member
1 month ago

*legitimate confusion*

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 month ago

Wouldn't the opposite be true? I was just saying that to a friend, talking about over-population. That same-sex marriages probably contribute less to it.

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
2 months ago

You vote these idiots in....

H.L.Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

Same sex marriage protects women from closeted husbands bringing them home STDs

EJN
Community Member
2 months ago

Another fine demonstration of US conservative wit or idiocy.

Lindsey Judd-Bruder
Community Member
2 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Connie Ostlund
Community Member
2 months ago

WEll that just makes the head spin

April Pickett
Community Member
2 months ago

Why comment? I think that post says it all.

David Blake
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmmm...I would like to see the proof.

Phica Afton
Community Member
2 months ago

Abortions aren't murder... it's just canceling your pre-order.D

Norah Reilly
Community Member
2 months ago

Whut?!?

Josh Tall
Community Member
2 months ago

This makes my brain hurt!!!

Debbie Burton
Community Member
2 months ago

How? Most gays don't fall pregnant accidentally

Julia Jules Whitelegg
Community Member
2 months ago

Her face says it all.....

Eric Law
Community Member
2 months ago

There are SO many lies that start with the words "US conservatives claim..."

CowboyHank
Community Member
2 months ago

Are you saying that someone that identifies as a man, can't be married to a man, they both identify as gay, and the first one can't get pregnant and then get an abortion? Is that what you're saying? I'd really like to know because I can't keep up with some of this reasoning.

Amy Dodds
Community Member
2 months ago

Gay people are great. Nature's in-built population control. Plus, they can adopt also me of the unwanted babies which conservatives forced underage mothers to carry to term. Win win.

Iapetos
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah. How?

JuJu
Community Member
2 months ago

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the reason why BIOLOGY has to be taught in school - not "alternative believes"

Glirpy
Community Member
2 months ago

Life…uh…finds a way.

Lara Verne
Community Member
2 months ago

????

Maria Schneider
Community Member
2 months ago

Da reason is simple. Because same-sex-marriage normally doesn't "produce" babies, super-stupid conservatives automatically count them as abortions. 😝 Statistics at a rather low level...

K. Anderson
Community Member
2 months ago

Basically- Less births not abortions

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#19

Did You Guys Hear The Big News!?

Did You Guys Hear The Big News!?

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

Scientists finally were women. Representation is important.

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#20

Guess Dude Never Wanted A 90s Jdm Sports Car

Guess Dude Never Wanted A 90s Jdm Sports Car

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Gary's Mind
Community Member
2 months ago

And she finds out that he doesn't know how to drive.

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#21

Accurate Representation

Accurate Representation

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just another bookish gay
Community Member
2 months ago

hypocrite. their "personality" is of love, and your's is of hate

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#22

Both The Gays And Geometry Start With G.

Both The Gays And Geometry Start With G.

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qwerty
Community Member
2 months ago

Kids generally understand same-sex couples, it's just you that doesn't.

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#23

Corona Straights Are Not Ok

Corona Straights Are Not Ok

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

Nothing to do with being straight or not. Let’s not turn this into a “straights are all bigoted idiots”. I am bi and know many wonderful straights that support others. This is not the way

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#24

Are The Straights Ok?

Are The Straights Ok?

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HoneyBun Arts
Community Member
2 months ago

Honestly if i ever do a gender reveal the colors are going to be Black and White. Im not telling any mfs what gender is what.

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#25

Hmm

Hmm

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

But he still refused to perform same sex marriages. He is just a poser

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#26

Thats The Whole Point

Thats The Whole Point

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Axolotl King
Community Member
2 months ago

Yea that's kinda like the whole point

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#27

What

What

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Ritchat
Community Member
2 months ago

If my partner ever tried something like that, there would be casualties.

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#28

Found On Technically The Truth, The One Bothered By The First Cartoon...

Found On Technically The Truth, The One Bothered By The First Cartoon...

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
2 months ago

Mice, and why is part of his mouth not in the kiss?

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#29

I Just Saw It And Liked The Response

I Just Saw It And Liked The Response

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Neil Bidle
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly, why can't she have kids and still work? Crazy man putting that crap on his 4 year old

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#30

Yeah, My Homophobic Uncle Watches This 24/7 And I'm Sitting There Like "¿¿¿???"

Yeah, My Homophobic Uncle Watches This 24/7 And I'm Sitting There Like "¿¿¿???"

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

In my school it was considered “gay” if a boy wasn’t comfortable being naked or showering around their male classmates. Sure, wanting to see your male friends is super straight…

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#31

Like Come On, Show Some Creativity

Like Come On, Show Some Creativity

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just another bookish gay
Community Member
2 months ago

gender reveals are bad anyway, you're pressing your idea of your kids identity on them before they're even born! sex does not equal gender and gender in of itself is a social construct

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#32

How The Turn-Tables

How The Turn-Tables

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

Because it is. Using gay as an insult is homophobic, using straight as an insult is heterophobic. Fighting bigots generalising straight people is not the way. Same with gay people who are openly biphobic, I never get what we did to them.

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#33

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
Community Member
2 months ago

He was obviously coming out!

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#34

A Gay Friend Shared This On Facebook

A Gay Friend Shared This On Facebook

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just another bookish gay
Community Member
2 months ago

can we please just GET RID of fragile/toxic masculinity?!?!?!

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#35

Proper Grammar? In My House!??!? I Don't Think So

Proper Grammar? In My House!??!? I Don't Think So

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just another bookish gay
Community Member
2 months ago

this is ridiculous. we should teach kids about lgbtq+ pronouns though too!

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#36

Yeah

Yeah

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K Killian
Community Member
2 months ago

I would imagine that a straight person's motivation for telling a gay person that it's okay to be gay is to let them know that the straight person is an ally. Probably not the most effective way of communicating that fact, but it sounds like a straight person who is trying.

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#37

Showers Are Gay

Showers Are Gay

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Marianne Contrino
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, I forgot that was even a thing until just now....but dammit, back in the day, that term was EVERYWHERE!!!

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#38

Posting This Again Cos I'm A Dummy And Forgot To Cover Names

Posting This Again Cos I'm A Dummy And Forgot To Cover Names

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Burs
Community Member
2 months ago

Because queer people exists? Same reason as why to add women or non Caucasians.

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#39

Is It Gay To Not Have Skin Cancer ?

Is It Gay To Not Have Skin Cancer ?

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

Imagine. If we could get everyone with masculinity so fragile to go battle the sun, I think the world might be a much kinder place to live. (Joking. I'm not actually advocating for genocide. I'll settle for changing minds.)

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#40

This Comic By Kasia Babis Is This Sub

This Comic By Kasia Babis Is This Sub

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

good question

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#41

They Don't Know

They Don't Know

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

My son will never wear something like that!

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#42

Wild

Wild

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Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL

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#43

Hell Naw To The Naw Naw Naw Naw

Hell Naw To The Naw Naw Naw Naw

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J. F.
Community Member
2 months ago

In the USA? Apparently

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#44

The Biggest Hetero Lie

The Biggest Hetero Lie

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Stille20
Community Member
2 months ago

...I feel like this post is on the wrong page or something

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#45

Hating Their Wives Before They Even Get Married

Hating Their Wives Before They Even Get Married

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jjdubs W
Community Member
2 months ago

Good question!

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#46

Men Can Wear Make Up, But *only* If Extreme Conflict Ensues...

Men Can Wear Make Up, But *only* If Extreme Conflict Ensues...

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

If they got rid of the "for men" underneath, I bet it could've been a popular product for all genders. What's more badass than putting on WAR PAINT every day? Such a shame, what a waste.

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#47

Wow

Wow

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
2 months ago

What if they have mustaches?

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#48

Omg A Man???

Omg A Man???

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Kay blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Three men and a baby was a good film :)

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#49

This Is Some 19th Century Sexism

This Is Some 19th Century Sexism

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Pernille Dyre
Community Member
2 months ago

Sexist!!!!!!

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#50

I Don’t Know If This Has Been Posted Here But....

I Don’t Know If This Has Been Posted Here But....

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is 24 gay? Why not 56?

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