I wanna know how many people will respond with total injustices.

#1

Home Depot in Baltimore. I ask an employee where the shovels are located. He looks around and says, “Where’s your husband?” I told him that I had murdered my husband for making sexist comments and that’s why I needed the shovel. Also, could he help me load the heavy gauge plastic and bags of lyme into my Subaru.

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TheGirlFromTheNorth
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1 year ago

Girl, you slay!!!!

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#2

Long story short I went to purchase my first off the lot brand new car. I was running off of like 8 hours of sleep in 3 days and had just come off my third double in a row, so patience was not a virtue I possessed at the moment. I went up to the sales man and said "I am here for a (year / model) car. Manuel transmission in ANY color. Any color at all EXCEPT silver. What does this idiot bring me too? An automatic silver (year / model). I snapped. I was like are you serious? He said (I s**t you not) well this car has a CVT it works like... I cut him off. It's a continual Variable transmission it's "stick" for pussies who don't know how to drive stick. I know wtf it is. I don't want it. Just because I have a pair of these *points to chest doesn't mean I don't know what I want. I was raised by a mechanic. I bet I know more about the cars on the lot than you do. So give me what I want. He was like "ummm we don't have any manual transmissions" I told him well you could've opened with that and it doesn't negate the fact you still brought me to a silver one when I asked for any other color. WHY??? if there's a car salesman reading this, quit trying to pull one over on a female. Most of us know exactly what we want. We have done our research and we pay attention. Females like me, love to get their hands dirty and can wrench on our own vehicles. Just stop.

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Rench
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1 year ago

This sounds exactly like something my wife would have said and done. She loves her manual transmissions as well.

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#3

When I (respectfully)corrected a former bosses math in front of a room full of other high ranking males in the company, he turned to face me in his chair, did a double hand point to his crotch and told me to “stop talking and sit on this” everyone else started laughing and when they could see I was hurt and embarrassed I was told to get used to it or get out... I got out

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M O'Connell
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1 year ago

I'd contribute to your legal costs if you'd wound up and punched him right in the nuts.

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#4

I was cleaning the play dough off the carpet in the church hall after preschool had finished. A church elder stood in the doorway chuckling so I looked up. “That what I like to see, a women in her place on her knees.”

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Zedrapazia
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1 year ago

Grab the Play Dough and throw it in his shitty face

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#5

I was fixing our lawn mower in the driveway (bad starter and questionable coil). Our elderly neighbor came over and told me I needed to "leave that for my husband before I screw it up." and "That's a man's job, you best leave it alone."
For the record, I'm a mechanic, my husband is very much not.

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Bingyu Hu
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1 year ago

buuuuh

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#6

She grabbed my junk to see how much I had going on. This was my apartment manager, and it was in the middle of a game of pool in a bar. It doesn't always go both ways, but sometimes it does.

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Aaricia
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1 year ago

Ew. That was sexual harassment.

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#7

I volunteered as a tutor at a high risk (graduation rate less than 50%) high school twice a week after their classes let out. I had a teacher come in after classes one day and tell me to stick to science and math because men can't understand sensitive subjects like language arts and home econ. I asked her if the kids I was helping were doing better. She said yes but they must be getting help somewhere else.

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Abby Parker
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1 year ago

My husband does 90% of the cooking so this is completely ridiculous!

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#8

Manager at my first job said he really liked me waist-length hair. I thanked him, and he told me that it would be great to hold onto while he behind me ramming his d**k into me. I was 16.

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Aaricia
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1 year ago

That's disgusting.

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#9

I was 13 (i’m now 14) and i was wearing a tight sorts dress to school. Random kid walks by me and says he wants to shove his d*ck down my throat. i hate men

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Just_Another_Hooman
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1 year ago

wtf

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#10

This happened a few months ago, in fact in December 2020. It was my sister's wedding, so many women from my village came to our house, and while I am helping putting the jugs for dinner, I heard one of them asking my aunt (my late father's sister) my am I not helping with cooking. I didn't thought of it that much, until I heard these beautiful words:

"What!? She doesn't know how to cook!? What would she do aur SHE is married!?"

It triggered ms more than expected because:


1. I AM 13.

2. I HAD TOLD EVERYONE I KNOW A MILLION TIMES THAT I DON'T WANT ANYONE TALKING ABOUT MY MARRIAGE UNTIL/UNLESS I APPROVE.

3. SHE LOOKED AT ME AS IF I WAS CRAZY WHEN I TOLD HER THAT I WAS THE TOPPER OF MY CLASS AND WON A PRIZE IN DEBATE, POETRY AND DANCING AND ASKED ME, "WHY ARE YOU STUDYING? YOU SHOULD BE IN THE KITCHEN!" AND DIDN'T BELIEVE WHEN I SHOWED HER MY MEDALS(SHE THOUGHT IT WAS OF MY BROTHER'S.)


Fortunately, my mum doesn't want want to be connected to those women either and said that I can break the connection when I become an adult.

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Mickie Shea
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1 year ago

Good mommy. What country was this? Congrats old achieving so much.

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#11

Had a cop pull me over while I was driving my car down the freeway. Cop walks round to the passenger side and asked my bf if my driving was ok?

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Someone
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1 year ago

I'm now officially concerned about life...

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#12

"The owner of the business wants to hire only women for this position because they're more accountable, hard-working, and have less ego about things."
For me, those are all fine qualities, but I don't get why only one sex has them, according to this guy.

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Someone
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1 year ago

That is one rude guy. I would never work for him. I could kill him with a crayon right now!

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#13

One kid didn't let me sit on a swing next to him because I was a girl. I played on it anyway! He just got all huffy and left.

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Someone
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1 year ago

You go girl!

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#14

im female and in grade 2 the class was playing soccer and well my team won and some of my firends were telling me i was the reason out team won it was a joke and a guy from the other team said yea right she's just a dumb girl she cant play sports like me ( he was the goalie of the other team ) final score 2 -10

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Someone
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1 year ago

That guy didn't know who he was messing with! 💪💪💪

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#15

During my OR rotation in nursing school, one of the OR (female) nurses said, "Men can have difficulty with a nursing career. They often find it hard to support a family." It was sexist about a "man in a woman's career", and man as the sole wage-earner for the family.
I replied, "Well, I may eventually go into administration, teaching, or research [approving nods], or I might find myself a nice doctor and marry HER."
Even under her mask, I could see her jaw drop.

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Mickie Shea
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1 year ago

Just lov'n your response.

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#16

One of the places I applied to work a long time ago searched for a barista (the place was looking for one). I came in with my CV, handed it to one of the employees and I could hear the employee in the back giving my CV to his boss, and the boss going like "Make sure she's pretty." I'm convinced jobs such as these shouldn't have anything to do with your looks but oh well.

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Someone
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1 year ago

Your profile pic is pretty. About the boss... 🤢🤮🤢🤮🤢🤮

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#17

Was raised by a feminist hippie Mom who taught me that there was no such thing as a woman's job in the house and vice versa. My wife and I bicker lovingly abt those annoying chores. It's more sarcastic but when she tells me it's my job to bring in the money then I fire back with well she better go into the kitchen and make me dinner.

I have never understood why certain jobs or chores are assigned to us by our genders. My wife works a job that pays low but it tens times harder than mine. I have no problem doing those chores that I know she hates.

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Bird lover
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1 year ago

Your mom, IS AMAZING. Props to her :)

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#18

Kindergarten teacher would always let the girls get their outerwear first at the end of the day, and then let them go home while we had to wait. One day, despite being so young, my friend and I decided to get our coats with the girls in protest of the unfairness. The teacher went mad, and from that day onward would only address me as 'Michelle', and my friend as 'Lucy'. When my wife wanted to name our daughter 'Michelle', I said no way.

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Someone
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1 year ago

Bad experiences with teachers... we are twins... 2 bad teachers during my life so far...

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#19

My ex-girlfriend wouldn't mow the lawn or take out the trash saying that was "man's work" so I had to do it when it needed to be done.

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Frog
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1 year ago

oof

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#20

Was asked if my pussy was slanted like my eyes.

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Lorraine R
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1 year ago

No words. No words at all.

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#21

This guy Emilio is totally against all guy sexism. Yeah, im saying his real name because he doesnt deserve to be anonymous. He straight up said "women belong in the kitchen" and repeatedly tells me to make him a sandwich. Like wow, you're too weak to make one on your own?

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Someone
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1 year ago

I would make him a sandwitch... but put real sand in it. And the spiciest things I could find. Also, I am not an evil genius. I am an Evil Genius Queen.

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#22

Ok so it was summer and I was eating popsicles.Since I have sensitive teeth I put the whole popsicle in my mouth and use my back teeth to break off the sides.My mom was like stop that eat it like a lady.I was like 'the f**k' and tried to "eAt iT LikE A LaDy".But that a not all by accident I kept putting the whole popsicle in my mouth and so she showed me a Fox news video on YouTube and the guy eating the popsicle did the same f*****g thing as me.So I said "why does he get to eat it like that" and this bitch says "BeCaUsE hE Is a mAn".

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JewelLapoole
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1 year ago

Wtf? I have sensitive teeth too.... why did your mom say that, anyway?

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#23

When I was in high school, our school district had a deal with the local ski resort to offer discount ski lift tickets and lessons to students. Surprisingly, my father signed me up. We'd load onto a school bus, head up to ski for 5 hours and then come back down as the sun was disappearing.

As we came down one evening, there was a flat bed semi that pulled up along side us on the freeway. The truck bed was loaded with smashed cars, flattened by a wrecking yard.

This guy, Evan, yells over to his friend "Hey look!" Points to wrecked cars. "The result of women driver's, every one of them!" Not a smart thing for him to say since every seat around him was filled with girls. Four hands came out of nowhere and smacked him.

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H.L.Lewis
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1 year ago

He deserved it! Lol

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#24

Tw: mention of sexual assault (worse)Oh I have so many (afab) but I’m just going to do one for now. I was discussing abortion with my friend and this guy (baptist pastors son) was like “oh abortion should be illegal”. I asked him why and he said “kids need to earn the consequences of their actions.” I then asked him if babies were alive before they were born and he said no. I was super confused and said “ well what if the girl was raped” and he said “she just has to deal with it.”
BOY HAS THE NERVE TO SAY HE ISNT SEXIST

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qwerty
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1 year ago

So, kids are "consequences" now? Where is this kid? I have a 2x4 I think he should meet.

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#25

I was told I was a rapist because I'm a man.

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Person #1,051
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1 year ago

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

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#26

Had an older man (60+) follow me around in a public swimming pool. He kept the conversation going far too long and at the time I was too polite and shy to tell him to stop. He was saying weird things like how he hated his daughters boyfriend and stuff. Asked me if I was 21, I said no. Then he said, “really, because you have the body of a 21 year old.” I was 14.

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

I dropped a friend of mine and her 15 year old daughter off at a Hispanic grocery store while I ran a few errands. After 15 minutes, she called me to come pick them up quick. Turned out that three men, about 40-ish in age, were following her daughter around the store begging her for her phone number and/or a date. She was scared that something was going to happen to her daughter. I had them point out the men, got them in the car and then made a scene as I yelled at the manager about allowing pedophiles in their store. I also confronted the men in question and told them if they ever came near her again, I'd not only tell their wives what they've been up to, I'd have the police all over for harassment and stalking a minor. The three men left after the manager told them they were no longer welcome in the store. He apologized profusely and escorted my friend and her daughter around the store so they could do their shopping in peace.

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#27

I'm a female locksmith; have been for a long time. Arrived on-site to a vehicle lockout. Simple job, straightforward. Keys were locked inside the rental UHaul. I am in uniform, unloading all my gear. As I approach the man and his vehicle, he asks where my guy is. I stopped, confused. I am the one who had answered the phone, took his info, and told him that based on his location, I would be there in 10 minutes, since he was right around the corner from the shop. He was not having it that I could do the job and kept insisting that he would wait for a man to come. So I started loading my gear up and said I would send my guy when he came on shift at 4 p.m. (currently 8 a.m.). The man's adult son started pleading with me to do the job and for his dad to be quiet. I said only if dad was okay with that, and payment was upfront. Finally, the dad agreed. That whole exchange took maybe 15 minutes. I unlocked the UHaul and then loaded up and was back in my own truck in 60 seconds flat. Their faces were PRICELESS! Why do people like him like to waste time with their assumptions or ignorant opinions?

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Philly Bob Squires
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1 year ago

I'd have charged him double!

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#28

I was doing a project at school on what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said a scientist. My male teacher came up behind me and told me I could never be a scientist because I was a girl. This was in kindergarten. I am currently getting a PhD in Agricultural sciences.

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ArhomR
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1 year ago

My mom was asked the same thing, but in grade one. All the boys said they wanted to be policemen and firemen. All the girls wanted to be teachers or nurses. My mom said she wanted to be a spy. Next step, the school psychiatrist assessed her. Honestly!!

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#29

I had been washing dishes and had gotten my shirt pretty wet. The creepy restaurant owner (who did nothing but sit at the bar and play chess with himself) told me that I should wear my bikini to work the next day. I was barely 18.

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Angel of India
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1 year ago

That man should be in jail.

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#30

One ex-bf (who claimed himself a feminist) used to get mad if I changed light bulbs or fixed stuff in my apartment. He said me doing that made him feel "less of a man" as those were male tasks (?). Also, I have always had amazing spatial sense. He didn't. He would get lost in the kitchen. But if he was taking me to a place and he was a bit lost, he said I shouldn't say anything because that would make him feel "less of a man". Younger naive me let all that pass, and we ended up breaking up because he said he felt "less" because I had my life sorted (job, apartment, car) and he didn't (I didn't mind to be honest). Interesting... do really men feel "less of a man" if a woman can manage well by herself or is better in certain things? Do men feel the same if they compared themselves with other men as well?

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Menacia Jones
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1 year ago

Nope, it's just another way to put women down because they refuse to change themselves.

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#31

1 ,stopped wearing a bra when I graduated hs. Men randomly grabbing my breast because I dont wear a bra. I'm old now, doesn't happen anymore!
2, being told: you'd be pretty if you didn't wear glasses, wtf?
3, car dealer, looking for a cargo van, I'd done the research, and test drives and knew exsctly what I wanted. Salesman calls me up and offers me a box truck. I told him that was not what I asked for. Went to another dealer and they found what I wanted.
( this happened again recently, was hit by someone failing to stop at a stop sign and failures to yield right of way. Female agent I talked to completly disregarded what I told her I needed in regards to a rental. But I think that's just dealing with ins company.
4, the worst, we had safety groups by department where I worked, after we finished the weeks long tutorial, the company would take us out to a nice dinner.
So we go and are grouped with another department. The following week, one of the guys in the othef department, who had Never said a word to me before, including at the dinner, comes up to me and tells me he "
Wants to take me to Atlanta. And show me off". I just walked away. I'm sure I came up with several retorts later, but wtf?
Why can't people just treat everybody like humans?

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AlmightyOne
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1 year ago

That first thing is legitimately sexual harassment. What. The. F**k.

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#32

Me and my mum are always outside gardening, doing stuff with our animals, building stuff, etc. when ever people see our many tools they ask my dad what hes been making lately. like??? and if my mum says one of her kids helps her, they say, ahhh yes (older brother) would be a very good helper! no. my brother and dad would stay inside and be on their computers. not help outside. (just saying there is nothing bad with staying inside and not helping outside, its just the sexism that i hate)

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H.L.Lewis
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1 year ago

I'm pretty sure I have more power tools than both my brothers combined. As a kid I loved helping my Dad fix things around the house or out in the yard. But I was the one who had to do the house work as my chores. My older brother got to mow the lawn. Never asked him, but at least I would have loved to switch jobs with him.

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#33

Every adult I know always tells me that I'll be such a great mom and that my kids will be so nice. I have already told them that I have no interest in children, but since i was AFAB they for some reason expect me to have children. I so badly wish I could look my parents in the eyes and say "The bloodline ends with me" but I have siblings who want kids so I CANT.
And whenever we get gifts (For like birthdays and stuff) my brothers and cousins get cool things like RC cars and drones and video games, while I get a bath and lotion set, a makeup kit, clothes, you get the idea. Like, I don't want all this crap. I want an RC car. I want a drone. I enjoy video games too.

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
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1 year ago

I always get dresses or makeup kits from my dad's side, and they give me bright pink shirts or white dresses. All I want is an outfit that makes me look like I'm not a princess. Is that so hard to ask?

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#34

I was doing my practicum and was assigned to assist an older man in his work and learn from him.
First day I walk into the office he completely ignored me while I was standing aside like a fool and after half an hour proceeded to tell me (as if he had just noticed me) that I can go, because he's not working with women.

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Lorraine R
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1 year ago

Couldn't handle the challenge,

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#35

My time to shine. On my team the girls got banned from wearing a certain brand of swim suit because it was inappropriate to the old men who swam in the pool. Keep in mind we are ALWAYS in the water so they have to be looking to see it. Good times.

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

If adult/old men are distracted by young girls/teenage girls, the girls aren't the problem. Ever.

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#36

I work for a furniture store, my job includes assembling furniture, one time I was putting a kitchen table together, when a male customer comes in, he proceeds to get irate over the fact that a "woman" is putting furniture together, and how he would never buy anything from my store because it was assembled by a woman, and he couldn't guarantee that it wouldn't fall apart. I just looked at him, said fine, I guess I won't see you later.

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Mickie Shea
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1 year ago

Nice . . .

#37

I was 22 and ex BF was 19; he told my mom he would marry me if I lost weight. I'm 5'6" and was 120lbs at the time. HOT!

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Mickie Shea
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1 year ago

Whoops . . .

#38

I work in a newsagents and I had one regular, who was drunk at the time, make an inappropriate comment about my chest. Also, occasionally, foreign men, usually visitors to my town, can be rude, abrupt and demanding to me yet completely civil to my male colleague.

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Suzanne Haigh
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1 year ago

I have found this behaviour depends on what country they come from as to how they treat women

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#39

When I was in the Navy, I was 19 and married at the time. My Division Chief (Chief Petty Officer, essentially my boss's boss) had heard some rather races rumors about me. We happened to be walking to my shop at the same time.

He looked over at me and said "so, I heard you've slept with half the men on the base... when do you plan to get to my half? *disgusting chuckle*". He was very pleased with himself for being "humorous" or something.

I looked over at him, aghast! I replied "I'm married and have a child, so never. I'd appreciate it if you could not help spread malicious rumors about me, any further. It's bad enough that you accost ME in this fashion, but to insult me in the same breath is just appalling, coming from a senior enlisted person!"

He turned red, whipped around and went back to the main building in the opposite direction we were headed. Apparently he was only going the same direction as me because he felt the need to unload that gem upon me, undetected or without witnesses or whatever.

He later filed a complaint of insubordination against me.

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1 year ago

Racey not races. Sorry, guys.

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#40

I was wearing black and a woman came up to me and said "Sweetheart, pink is what girls wear." The worst thing was that I felt masculine, so that just made it worse.
I replied with "I'm a boy." and she said, "So you're either a t***** or a f**."

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Wombatred26
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1 year ago (edited)

I'm not trying to be insensitive, I just want to be sure I understood your experience. I get what the f- word is but I don't understand what the t- word is... the derogatory term for transexual? Either one is a despicable way to address anyone in any instance. No matter WHAT was said, I am terribly sorry that piece of trash treated you so horrifically!

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#41

I’m a doctor. I rented an apartment that had bed bugs in it ( I had just finished medical school and was a Resident). I then complained to the building. They sent two male professionals to check. These two men then proceed to mansplain to me that not even a doctor could tell me that the bites I had all over my body were because of bed bugs. And I told them “as a doctor, you are correct, I could not tell you with 100% certainty that I was bitten by bed bugs. However, these are bed bugs”. Their faces were priceless. They then shut their mouths and go check. My apartment was full of bed bugs.

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1 year ago

YASSSS

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#42

I was in my university chamber choir, and my section mate had narcolepsy. She and I had discussed it, and she knew I’d worked as a camp counselor with kids and young adults with disabilities. I was first-aid certified and specialized in helping move those who couldn’t move themselves for whatever reason. She asked if I could always sit next to her during rehearsal.

With her type of narcolepsy, she could have conversations and answer questions. One day she fell asleep during rehearsal, and the director asked her what she wanted to do. She asked us to help her move to the floor. I offered my assistance, and he said, “No, we need strong young men to do this right. Why don’t you step aside?”

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

It's the "endangering her wellbeing because of our own ignorance" for me.

#43

I used to work in an office where we had guys who would come in from regional offices for supplies and stuff. If they happened to come around while I was having lunch -- and it wouldn't matter if I was eating plain lettuce -- their very first comment would be "You'll get fat!"

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Nicky
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1 year ago

I was a Congressional intern in the late 1970s and found out several members of Congress had a bet about who could sleep with women from all 50 states first. A woman from Alaska was at a political event and they were competing to get her into bed.

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#44

I don't normally stop for people who are on the side of the road with their cars broken down due to this experience. I was helping a woman who had three small children in her car, broken down on the side of the road. A guy in a big 4x4 pickup pulled up and sauntered to the front of the car where I was explaining to the woman what I had found. The man literally pushed me out of the way and said "I'll take care of this little lady" and I guess the woman felt relieved that there was a MAN there to save her because she turned her back on me and hung on every word coming out of his mouth. I got on my motorcycle and drove off swearing never again.

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

I'll take a lady on a motorcycle over a dude in a 4x4 any day but that's just me 🤷‍♀️

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#45

My sports teacher in elementary school (who was female) wouldn't let us play football or basketball and would only let us play throw ball because we were girls. They also only had boys teams for sports up until middle school and even then, the girls' teams didn't get as much recognition from the school. When the girls complained about it, our headmistress (who was also female) reprimanded us for 'disrespecting' our elders. Only when our parents threatened to pull us out of that school did the teachers let us play, and even then, they refused to let us mix with the boys in games despite our school being co-ed. When I reached middle school, one my older friends told me that a similar incident had taken place with the middle school teacher (and she was also, you guessed it, female). Wtf?

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André Lavoie-Weddell
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1 year ago

They'll often cite safety as a reason for not allowing co-ed gym classes, but that explanation doesn't entirely make sense - if it's really about safety, would make much more sense to split gym classes by size or athletic ability.

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#46

I play hockey as a goalie for a women’s league. Occasionally I will play for other teams or beer leagues as I have time or energy. Got a request one night to play for a beer league team as they didn’t have a goalie fairly last minute. I show up to get dressed a few of the guys are surprised that I am a woman, and question how long I’ve played and if I was actually any good. As the dressing room fills up guys start chirping about how they have “a buddy who could play goal” and a few joking that aw man we gonna have a shitty game cause we got the girl goalie. At this point I was 3/4 dressed in my gear. I stopped and started to take off my gear. The guys in the room stopped talking and were like “Wait what are you doing?we need a goalie!” At which point I slung my pads over my shoulder picked up my bag and casually said as I walked out “Call your buddy you got like 5 minutes before the ice is ready”
I never looked back.

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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1 year ago

Yes! You rock, girl!

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#47

Buying a toy car in the boys section. Clerk says she won't let kid me buy it.

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VeninTheNonBinaryRogue
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1 year ago

I reeeeeeally hate how there are “girl toys” and “boy toys”. Amy’s thing with clothes. Like, I just bought a pair of shorts from the “boys section” and they had five pockets and all five would fully fit my phone. The “girl shorts” I’m wearing right now have two pockets that fit half my phone. It’s so annoying

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#48

I remember that I once had a teacher in my freshman year of high school who I already hated for a multitude of reasons (including repeatedly complimenting me on every single thing, seemingly forcing me to talk to her, and all around treating me like a small child). My hatred for her only cemented in when someone in the class swore while I was around, and she said something about how you "shouldn't swear around ladies". (for context as to why I have a masculine name despite this, I'm transgender (FTM) and have only come out online) When I gave her this "wtf?" look, she thought I was on her side, too.

Another one worth mentioning: Though few of his comments were ever directed at anyone specifically, I also knew someone in 8th grade who said a lot of sexist statements. I still vividly remember him saying something about how the only purpose of "females" was to make you want to kill them.

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Laurie
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1 year ago

That's scary.

#49

Buckle up, this is going to be long. Okay, so I'm not so sure if this fits in with sexist, it is more of a menstruation myth. So, this person we will call S was on her period. She wanted to set up before the prayers but was taught that periods were impure and she must not touch anything distinctly god- related. Now, for the most part, S didn't believe or enforce any of these myths ever since she was little, but when it came to god... you get it. She asked me to do it for her. I had a feeling that this was something to do with period myths, but I wanted to be sure, so I asked her why. She sounded ashamed and answered in a low voice that women on their period are considered impure. It went something like this:-
Me: You don't seriously believe that, do you?
S: *silence*
Me: There is literally no evidence of that. It doesn't even make sense! I didn't think you believed such nonsense!
(A little harsh, but still)
S: I don't. I'm just used to going about it that way.
I don't really remember much of it. I do remember aggressively citing sources(see below) and literally shaking with rage. In the end, she very happily carried on with the setting up thing(she loves doing it, good for her).

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

You say you were a bit harsh but you helped her address a belief in her own head that was hurting her and in the end it seemed to have done her a lot of good. So I'd say you hit the absolute right tone!

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#50

On a subway to get to work. Dude(TOTAL STRANGER) walks up slaps my ass, calls me sweetcheeks, and tries to hit on me. I mean, that was pretty awful and crap but here's the REAL kicker: I explain that I'm a lesbian. He legit asks: "Who fixes your car?" When I say that really bad issues I take it to the mechanic and if it's minor I fix it myself. HE IS CONFUSED!! CONFUSED that I can fix a car. Calls me weird, and gets off at his stop.

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ArhomR
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1 year ago

Stupid aggressive -incredibly bad combo in anyone.

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#51

I have a small scar on my face. A male friend from Venezuela told me that beautiful Persian carpets are designed to have one small flaw, because nothing is supposed to be perfect except God. He then compared my facial scar to this. It made me reframe my injury and feel good about it.

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Someone
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1 year ago

Bless him. Except, nobody, not even G*d is perfect.

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#52

When I was in fifth grade (afab) my teacher asked for volunteers to go to the cafeteria after an assembly to help put the chairs away and I raised my hand, in front of the whole class she goes something like "No no, im sorry but I need 2 strong boys to send" and me not understanding sexism all the way just went "But Im just as strong as they are" and she literally said "I'm sure you are" in a sarcastic tone. Keep in mind this is a female teacher, what the heck.

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

AFAB here, sometimes women can be the most sexist people in the room. It's like they've sucks down so much venom all they can do is spit it back out

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#53

Not me, but a friend in college. We had a weekend project, and she asked if she could stay with me Friday night, she'd buy dinner, but she lived far enough away it was better to stay in town. I said sure that sounded fine. The day comes and we go to my house, but before we leave for dinner she says there is something I have to tell you. Ok.
What she tells me is that when she eats, she sometimes passes out. It can be her just going blank for a few seconds to literally falling on the floor. But I wasn't to worry, because she'd be fine. We were eating Italian and spicy food was the worst, but she also wanted to go to that restaurant.
Sorry this is long, but now just a bit of back story. I'd known her from other classes for maybe a year. And she was an Airhead. Ditzy. Spaced out. It turns out that her problem started at 10 or 12 yrs old. She would tell her doctors the same thing " it happens when I eat". But they Did Not Listen.
They put her on phenobarbital. She was about 26 at this point. Airhead? No, not at all. But she had been on phenobarbital since she was 12. Only recently had she found a doctor willing to listen. So he hooked her up to the machines and fed her. When she burped it caused her heart to Stop.
She was at the time being weaned off the phenobarbital. And at dinner she only fazed out for a few seconds. Our project went fine.

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

Medicine, as a whole, is aggressively skewed toward male/AMAB bodies. Women are often silenced or ignored even when they are 100% right or having a serious issue. It's beyond gross.

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#54

Not me but I feel like the entire Johnny Depp court case is sexist af. There's clear evidence that Johnny is innocent, yet the court decides that he's guilty. Amber herself is crazy sexist as well, I remember in an audio recording she literally screamed, "They'll never believe you because you're a man!" at Johnny. Like wtf man, this ain't justice.

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#55

University lecturer. I said I wanted to go to the Australian drama school NIDA, meaning to study directing, not acting. He said, “But you have to be pretty to go to NIDA.”

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Mutlut krutnut
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1 year ago

Wtf

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#56

When I was in grade 5, two boys in my grade where making fun of my chest area, saying: look at those t**tties, over again. I gave up and told the administruative office

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Carmen Sandiego
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1 year ago

Good for you, did they get punished? If not, tell me where they are.

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#57

Kid in third grade: you play well, for a girl.

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Ceredwyn Ealanta
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1 year ago

"It's almost like you're a person!"

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#58

I once took a taxi from college and the taxi driver asked what were my thoughts on a big soccer match that was ongoing. I said I wasnt interested in soccer and was pretty much ignorant about everything that was going on. He looked at me up and down and didnt say another word till I reached my destination. Pretty sure he judged me as "gay" just because of not liking soccer while living in Brazil

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lol idk
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1 year ago

WTF???

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#59

Once a teacher of mine had this veeeery long lecture about how boys are more superior and that the only thing girls can do is cook , clean and take care of children, and also said that woman are a waste of space

She’s a woman herself

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Mutlut krutnut
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1 year ago

If there were no women, the human species would be extinct. Logic!

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#60

My Teacher said “I bet you would give some great head.” I. Was. 14.

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

Please tell me he got arrested

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#61

My dad is the only son of 4 siblings. When I, a girl, was born, my grandparents never came to visit although we lived only 5 minutes away.

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lol idk
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1 year ago

wow. thats actually terrible.

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#62

A teacher at the school I worked at in 1999. Girls were being told to cover up and wear less skimpy clothes. Teacher in his fifties said “don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind them wearing skimpy clothes, know what I mean, whoa, etc.” I told him he could get himself in trouble saying things like that and he went off at me, got really abusive.

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ThatOneWriter
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1 year ago

I've said it before and I'll say it again and again: if adult/old men are distracted by the bodies of young/teenage girls - regardless of what the girls are wearing - the girls are not the problem. Ever.

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#63

So I’ve already done one but I got so much positive feedback so I’m going to do a few more in one post. I will try to separate it as to help those who get overwhelmed by large texts like me ^^

1) we were reading Romeo and Juliet. It was the part where Mercutio is talking about Quean Mab (roughly translates to wh*re pr*st*tute) and the kid aforementioned in my other post and his group who was in the room with us kept repeating and making fun of it
I gave them the death stare as I am a DECENT HUMAN BEING. They are like “what” and I say why are you repeating it. 3 of them were stuttering, probably to come up with a decent excuse and the boy I mentioned before went “because it’s funny”

2) Same guy. Did you think I was done with him?? Hahahhahahahahahahha. Ha. Ha. Ha. My friend who is always mediator, always neutral, and I were talking about his most recent b*tchy thing and I was saying “he’s never had a girlfriend” and she was like “yeah because he’s sexist”

3)Boys in our class looking through our yearbook and making fun of our pictures. Aforementioned friend REALLY p*ssed and talked about how none of them have ever had girlfriends or talked to girls. Ever. At all. This year.

4)not a story but there is one guy (different guy than the main one)who will only listen to other guys if he’s being told to do something, even if the female is a teacher

I have SO many more but I’m tired and will be going to bed

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Commander Rex
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1 year ago

Wouldn’t say 3 is sexism, he’s just a jerk.

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#64

I used to work for a company with a headquarters in a city and country where women are supposed to be quiet, demure, and subservient outside the home. I'm American. That's (generally) not how it's done here anymore. So when they started demanding things from my team/office that we could not provide, I was firm in telling them we could not meet those demands and suggested a middle ground instead.

I thought it went great. Apparently not.

My local boss pulls me into his office and tells me that the higher ups (at headquarters) were furious because I was "too aggressive for a woman". That's a direct quote.

The company was super shady, looking back. But that stuck with me. I left corporate work not long after that.

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#65

On my last day of a job that I as WAY over qualified for my boss told me, “You’re good, but not as good as you think you are.” WTF?! Who says that to someone?! I was exactly as good as I thought and went on to have an awesome banking career.

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Elle
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12 months ago

Not sure how that's sexism but you're old boss sounds like one of those "You think you're all that but you're not" jerks who are jealous of you.

#66

My granny died and I was told real men dont cry by my uncle. I spent the previous 5 years as her carer, day and night, while his grown children would walk past the house every day and not even come in to say hello to her. They were allowed to cry

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Someone
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1 year ago

That means his children aren't real men.

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#67

My mom & I were at the beach a couple hours from home when her classic Cabriolet stalled out as we were parking. Of course popping the hood seems to draw all men like zombies getting a whiff of brains. I'm handy, but I only know a little about cars. We call her boyfriend, who is a mechanic and had fixed this car up for her to see what he recommended. I'm trying to listen and look at a few things to diagnose the problem over the phone, while 4 or 5 men mill around the engine pretending like they knew what was wrong, and I am not sure that any of them could have jump started the car if I asked, but I didn't pay them any mind. Her boyfriend tells me it's a relay switch, tells me I just need a couple inches of wire and that he can tell me where to put it if I can get the wire. We were at the park & ride bus station (because parking at the boardwalk is impossible), happens that one of the men standing around worked there & could get the wire from the shop. When the men heard that I was going to fix this old car, they literally couldn't bare to watch (I'm not sure if out of fear that I would hurt myself, damage the car, or fail so miserably that I would cry) and all shuffled off to their cars to watch from a distance. The employee, who was probably 10 years older than her, chatted up my mom, who had been playing helpless female, while I got back on the phone. While sitting upsidedown in the driver's seat, trying to hold the flashlight in my mouth to see under the dash, while on the phone, I put the wire in place to complete the relay,then flipped around and started the car, a manual transmission at that. Certainly wasn't any of the problems all the men stood around speculating, and the employee was genuinely shocked that I could follow a Mechanic's instructions to make the repair, after helping to correctly identify it by phone.

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#68

Whem my aunt went to buy her first car she wanted a truck. The employee brought her to a tiny sports car after she asked to look at the trucks. The employee told her that shes a woman and that it's her first car so it would be better for her. She found another employee and a couple hours later she drove to the original employee in a truck and said see? I can drive a truck just fine. And she drove off with her first car.

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#69

Two LBTQI " ladies " walk into the Bar where there are at least 30 men and begin Screaming that " all men are predators and rapists ".

They had to be removed by the police to prevent an " argument " from occurring.

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River Rothwell
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1 year ago (edited)

hold up, im seeing something else here, i see that they were being sexist towards the men and they shouldn't have done that, but why did you put quotation marks around the word ladies?

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#70

My dad is the only son of 4 siblings. When I, a girl, was born, my grandparents never came to visit although we lived only 5 minutes away.

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lol idk
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1 year ago

oop copy lol

#71

My stepfather once told me with a totally serious and straight face, that women aren’t allowed to make sausage during their time of the month. The reason? They obviously exhale some ominous fumes which will make the sausage turn bad in an instant. 12 year-old me felt confused and ashamed at the same time, because women are a danger to food safety due to an already annoying body function. I knew that he was talking BS, but couldn’t argument against it. And still to this day, there are butchers who won’t allow their female employees to work while having their menstruation (which in turn means that they have to inform their boss about it). Sure, women are to blame even for some frigging sausage gone bad, not your lack of skills... The German food safety regulations are very strict, and if there was any proof of a negative effect on food due to menstruating women, there would be at least one regulation almost certainly.
This makes my blood boil even today when l think about it. Btw, my stepfather was and is a misogynistic a**hole.

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Stephanie IV
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1 year ago

This is disgusting.

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#72

I don't know if this belongs here, I am married and have a daughter. I was looking after my daughter and decided to go for a walk to the park. When talking to family later they asked if I enjoyed babysitting my daughter. This was said with seriousness, I asked would they have said the same thing to my wife? Which they couldn't answer and tried to laugh it off. Still pisses me off when I think about it.

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#73

Simple, when I was younger my friend got me some pink s**t simply because I was female. “Well I thought you liked pink, cause you’re a girl?” I absolutely hated it. In fact I despise the color because “girls are supposed to like pink.” :(

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Someone
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1 year ago

Half the "girly" things that I am gifted are thrown in the trash after about a year. I try to give them a use.

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#74

I was in law school, clerking for one of the top law firms in the state. One day as I was on my way to work, an older male client got into the elevator with me. He looked at my briefcase, grinned, and said, "That's a mighty fancy lunchbox you have there, young lady."

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Someone
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1 year ago

It could have also been a joke. If he smirked, then it was sexist.

#75

When I was young working as a cashier my male coworker and buddy to the owner’s son, who also worked there, just blatantly asked me if I wanted to see his, well let’s say only he had one to show, and when I said no, definitely not, he whipped it out anyway, then asking me, this doesn’t do anything for you? As I am gay, I was completely unimpressed and I said no, afraid not, and mentioned we”re working wtf. But he was apparently proud of it, since he waved it around before putting it back in his pants. I was fired shortly after.

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Monty Glue
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1 year ago

You should have asked him it that was all there was to it, before giving him a swat down under.

#76

I was getting a new car. I pretty much knew what I wanted, just needed to test drive it to make sure it handled well for me. Brought my husband. I explained what I wanted to the salesman. He left to bring a car around. Came back and GAVE THE KEYS TO MY HUSBAND. I was the one buying, I was the one talking with the salesman. Husband gets the keys for the test drive.

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#77

I don’t know if this counts but whenever I go to old navy/ gap, %99 percent of the clothes are pink

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#78

uk d usual dont wear tht short/ tight/ sheer dress cause when uk men out their 'know u r asking' to be raped......n also d way u walk.........apparently what i have in my shirt or down my pants n simply when walking around n being happy is asking for sex from a person right!!.....hats off 2 ur logic........n f**k u all those who want 2 'give' what a girl is 'asking for'///.../!!!!

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#79

Older poker player said "this is why you don't put women in charge" when I caught him cheating.

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#80

For context, I have a very traditionally “masculine” voice about half the time—loud, sort of dry, and even though I live in northeastern parts of the United States, I tend to say “y’all” and such a lot. On multiple occasions I’ve been asked if I was lesbian… because I said the word “aight.”

Joke’s on you guys, I’m bisexual.

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Rice and beans 🤠
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1 year ago

Once in like grade 5 this boy called Heath said iM gLaD iM nOt A giRl sO I dOnT have tO WEar maKeUp to hiDE my uGLY iDeNtiTy