Apparently, some men think if a woman wears an ankle bracelet, she is either a lesbian or a prostitute. And don't even ask them about ladies who carry around their stuff in a backpack instead of a purse!

These things sound unbelievable, but just take a look at the subreddit r/NotHowGirlsWork and you'll discover that some guys have such wild misconceptions about females, it's like they're talking about an alien race.

I honestly don't know how they come up with such... theories. Maybe their ego couldn't handle a breakup, so they invented an explanation on why it was their partner's fault. Or maybe they're just following the wrong people on social media.

Either way, continue scrolling to check out the latest posts from r/NotHowGirlsWork and if you want more after you're done, fire up Bored Panda's earlier piece on the subreddit. Enjoy.

#1

Don’t Know If This Is A Repost. Got Sent This By My Mom Lmao

Don’t Know If This Is A Repost. Got Sent This By My Mom Lmao

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice to know you ladies are all organised.

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#2

Adele’s Weight Loss Under The Spotlight Again

Adele’s Weight Loss Under The Spotlight Again

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Jan Eivroc
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2 months ago

Sea witch lol

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To learn more about women's role in today's society, we contacted Dr. Stephen Burrell, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Durham University, and a Deputy Director of Durham's Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA).

Dr. Burrell also undertook an Economic and Social Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship on the role of the business sector and workplaces in preventing violence against women and promoting gender equality, and how to engage more men in such efforts.

"Women face many of the same problems that men do, such as economic inequalities which mean that so many people in our society are struggling to get by, whilst others have huge amounts of wealth," he told Bored Panda. "But on top of that, they face numerous additional obstacles because gender inequality remains so deeply rooted."

#3

In Simpler Terms: “I Straight Up Can Not Please A Woman”

In Simpler Terms: “I Straight Up Can Not Please A Woman”

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

If a woman wants an orgasm she can have mine. Yes I am joking.

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#4

I Uhm- Don’t Think That’s Right Chief

I Uhm- Don’t Think That’s Right Chief

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

I see someone is manstruating.

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#5

Girls Don't Have Ankles

Girls Don't Have Ankles

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My O My
Community Member
2 months ago

Waaaaiit we do have ankles! They tell the men if we ever bleached our face

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Dr. Burrell believes our narrow expectations about who we allow and expect women to be holds them back from contributing freely and fully to society. "It can have detrimental impacts on their health and wellbeing, with violence against women and girls continuing to be a commonplace experience for so many throughout their lives – and also because healthcare services often fail to take account of women’s needs and experiences."

"It can hold them back in education and the workplace, where everyday experiences of sexism and gender stereotypes mean women and girls may not be encouraged and enabled to succeed and flourish in whatever path they want to pursue," he explained.

"They are often expected to juggle this whilst still doing the bulk of care work at home, with little support from wider society in terms of things like affordable childcare services, which holds back women’s positions in the labor market, and means those economic inequalities hit them harder too. Meanwhile, women are still significantly under-represented in decision-making positions across society, which means a lot of these issues aren’t understood or addressed by people in power."

#6

He Got Called Out On His “Women Don’t Like Sex” Bulls**t. Welp, I Think They Just Don’t Want To Have It With You

He Got Called Out On His “Women Don’t Like Sex” Bulls**t. Welp, I Think They Just Don’t Want To Have It With You

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

#outofthecloset

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#7

Her Uncle Does Not Understand How Sexism Works...

Her Uncle Does Not Understand How Sexism Works...

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Auntriarch
Community Member
2 months ago

Bless his heart...

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#8

The Girl Hive

The Girl Hive

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mulk
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

"The Girl Hive": nice plot for a funny-horror movie. I will watch it!

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Dr. Burrell also believes that men directly contribute to a lot of the problems women face. "For example, if we’re talking about violence against women and girls, and the widespread sexism and misogyny which feeds into it, it’s important to recognize that this doesn’t come from nowhere – it is predominantly being perpetrated by men," he said. "So we need to start talking more about men’s role in these problems, even if that is at times uncomfortable."

"But that also helps us to think about the positive part men can play in the solution. We can be agents of change, working together with women as allies in building a society that is more equal and fair for everyone – in our relationships, at home, at work, in politics, everywhere."

#9

Uh. No

Uh. No

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Asian girls have a wipe down surface? How we are all learning today.

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#10

What?

What?

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

Yep! We don't have to listen to your bs and that makes us very relaxed.

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#11

I've Seen This Expression Alot Whilst Browsing This Sub, So I Thought I'd Share This Meme

I've Seen This Expression Alot Whilst Browsing This Sub, So I Thought I'd Share This Meme

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

I dread to think how that room smells.

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In Dr. Burrell's opinion, this is particularly important when we remember that men continue to hold most positions of power. And this doesn't concern just individuals, it touches the way we organize society, too.

"We all learn rigid and restrictive stereotypes about gender from an early age, and have all probably played a part in reinforcing them at some point," Dr. Burrell, one of the co-hosts of the podcast 'Now and Men: Current conversations about men's lives', said.

"These hold everyone back – so we all benefit from breaking down gender norms, being free to be whoever we want to be, and creating a society in which everyone is equally valued and free from violence."

#12

What’s The Secret Formula To Get In Bed With As Many Women As Possible!? Smh

What’s The Secret Formula To Get In Bed With As Many Women As Possible!? Smh

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Hello
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch.

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#13

Hmmm Yes, Pants Are Only For Men

Hmmm Yes, Pants Are Only For Men

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niinque
Community Member
2 months ago

People are really out there never having opened a history book, uh

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No wonder so many men can hardly relate to women and their issues. Despite the genders' psychological overlap, studies on men have suggested they have trouble "mind-reading" and guessing what women are thinking and feeling.

For example, one study found that men do, in fact, interpret friendliness from women as sexual come-ons. Research also discovered that women prize men who try to understand them.

To see whether guys really do have trouble understanding ladies, Boris Schiffer, a researcher at the LWL-University Hospital in Bochum, Germany and his colleagues put 22 men between the ages of 21 and 52 (with an average age of 36) in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner, which uses blood flow as a measure to measure their brain activity.

#14

Breast Milk Is Now Pee

Breast Milk Is Now Pee

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

My brain hurts.

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#15

This Guy Has A Weird Opinion

This Guy Has A Weird Opinion

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Notyrmums Spatula
Community Member
2 months ago

Incel, gross.

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#16

This Pee Pee Maestro

This Pee Pee Maestro

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Marielle Vos - van Stempvoort
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, he paid attention in biology class

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The scientists then asked the men to look at images of 36 pairs of eyes, half from men and half from women, and guess the emotion those people felt.

The men then had to choose which of two words, such as distrustful or terrified, best described the eyes' emotion. The eye photographs depicted positive, neutral, and negative emotions.

Men took longer and had more trouble correctly identifying emotion in women's eyes.

#17

Who Made This…

Who Made This…

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Mimi La Souris
Community Member
2 months ago

which HUMAN has never used a knife as a screwdriver ? :D

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#18

Logic Not Found

Logic Not Found

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Demian
Community Member
2 months ago

A woman who's had sex with numerous people is a s**t but a man who's done the exact thing is somehow a legend?

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#19

Some People Really Don't Like Seeing A Room Full Of Women...

Some People Really Don't Like Seeing A Room Full Of Women...

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

I am kinda curious about the similar hair colour/styles though.

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#20

Hide Your Ankles, Lest You Be Found Out!

Hide Your Ankles, Lest You Be Found Out!

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Demian
Community Member
2 months ago

Almost 7k likes on the tweet?! How dumb are people?

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Additionally, their brains showed different activation when looking at men's versus women's eyes. Men's amygdala — a region in the brain linked to emotions, empathy, and fear — activated more strongly in response to men's eyes.

Also, other brain areas tied to emotion and behavior didn't activate as much when the men looked at women's eyes.

The results indicate that men are worse at reading women's emotions. This "theory of mind" is one of the foundations for empathy, so the researchers suggest this could mean that men can have less empathy for women relative to men.

#21

Legend Says That To This Day No One Responded

Legend Says That To This Day No One Responded

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niinque
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I'm a "girl" but getting your balls clasped and ripped off doesn't even hurt tbh

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#22

I Think This Belongs Here..

I Think This Belongs Here..

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

Bullet dodged.

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#23

The Way Ppl Assumed Her Grandpa Is Her Sugar Daddy

The Way Ppl Assumed Her Grandpa Is Her Sugar Daddy

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

They might as well have been aware and just chosen to ignore it. The goal of "online posts" is to make people click, not to actually check information

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#24

Wtf I Just Read?

Wtf I Just Read?

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Man here. Why would I expect sex on a date? I want to get to know a woman first.

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But the cause that leads to this is still unknown. While men could be culturally conditioned to pay less attention to women's emotional cues, there's also the possibility that their differential response is hard-wired by humans' evolutionary past.

"As men were more involved in hunting and territory fights, it would have been important for them to be able to predict and foresee the intentions and actions of their male rivals," the researchers explained in the paper.

#25

Single Moms = Leftovers

Single Moms = Leftovers

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

"Cold pizza from last night? You sir are quite the gentleman!"

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#26

Found Under A Thread Asking "What Would Female The Equivalent Of No Nut November Be?"

Found Under A Thread Asking "What Would Female The Equivalent Of No Nut November Be?"

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Ovulation equals orgasm? Okay........

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#27

Not Sure What's Worse, The Joke Itself Or The Fact So Many People Like This Kind Of Humor

Not Sure What's Worse, The Joke Itself Or The Fact So Many People Like This Kind Of Humor

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niinque
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha wife bad, husband violent! Peak humour

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When it comes to simple biology, the picture is just as bad. A YouGov study conducted in the UK in 2019 asked British men to label a diagram of female genitalia, and the results were actually abysmal. Well, over half of surveyed men could not label the vagina or labia, and the majority could not point out where it is that urine comes out.

#28

Very Confident For A Man With No Grasp Of Grammar Or Science

Very Confident For A Man With No Grasp Of Grammar Or Science

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Donkey boi
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm convinced that this mindset comes from having no confidence in the bedroom department. It's basically, 'I want a woman who's not experienced, so she doesn't know how bad I am at it'. Personally I'd rather have someone with experience so that we can both increase our pleasure.

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#29

Yikes

Yikes

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

He needs to take a mouthful of water and swish it around his mouth ...

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#30

Period Assumption Is My (Least) Favourite

Period Assumption Is My (Least) Favourite

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NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

That note handwriting is so much neater than anything I've ever seen from just about anybody in my circle, male or female.

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#31

Who Does He Think He Is?

Who Does He Think He Is?

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone needs therapy.

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#32

Incels: We're Just Lonely Virgins! Also Incels:

Incels: We're Just Lonely Virgins! Also Incels:

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Auntriarch
Community Member
2 months ago

Please please nobody try to explain this for me

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#33

Is He Looking For A Mother?

Is He Looking For A Mother?

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Clarisse
Community Member
2 months ago

Not only is she some kind of free sex worker AND free maid but probably has to pay rent on top of that. So tempting...

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#34

He Wants His Wife To R-Xxx With Him

He Wants His Wife To R-Xxx With Him

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Can I have a slim, Nordic blonde, 6 foot tall, warrior goddess but with big boobs? And totally subservient to me as well. In return I will let her watch me playing Warcraft online.

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#35

Just Confusing...

Just Confusing...

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Argle Bargle
Community Member
2 months ago

*calling animal welfare department*

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#36

Breast Size Is A Direct Result Of One’s Health

Breast Size Is A Direct Result Of One’s Health

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

In have reached my limit on this thread, I am tapping out. You guys carry on further into the abyss if you dare.

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#37

Nicole Kidman Is A Man. Obviously

Nicole Kidman Is A Man. Obviously

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Marika
Community Member
2 months ago

When a facepalm is not enough...

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#38

Found On A Forum

Found On A Forum

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet he got mummy's kisses when he had a boo boo.

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#39

“Itself”

“Itself”

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KJ
Community Member
2 months ago

Guess that guy is going to stay single (hopefully).

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#40

" Women = Hen" - Peta

" Women = Hen" - Peta

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

What the actual cluck?

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#41

One Giant Leap For Mankind, One Small Step (Backwards) For Chad

One Giant Leap For Mankind, One Small Step (Backwards) For Chad

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
2 months ago

Those guys have clearly not watched Ex Machina

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#42

This Was Under A Post Of A Girl Saying She's Scared Of Pain During The Intercourse....

This Was Under A Post Of A Girl Saying She's Scared Of Pain During The Intercourse....

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Demian
Community Member
2 months ago

The reply was probably from the guy who wants to have sex with her after she's said she's scared of the pain.

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#43

Bruh...

Bruh...

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Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
2 months ago

I burn instant noodles in the microwave??? What's that got to do with anything???

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#44

First Of All Women Don't Decide Their Hobbies And Careers Based On Whether People Find Them Attractive

First Of All Women Don't Decide Their Hobbies And Careers Based On Whether People Find Them Attractive

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

All this information on what the ladies should do for a man on these pages. Nothing about what a man should do from these edgelords. Like, take a shower everyday, view women as people etc....

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#45

You Gave It To Chad, So Give It To Me

You Gave It To Chad, So Give It To Me

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Auntriarch
Community Member
2 months ago

Tldr: she said no

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#46

Youtuber Asking The Real Hard Hitting Questions

Youtuber Asking The Real Hard Hitting Questions

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Probably not, but the same would be the same for men.

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#47

In Response To Men Ignoring Their Partners For Gaming

In Response To Men Ignoring Their Partners For Gaming

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Ladies, how do you maintain your menstrual cycle? Check the air pressure on the tires? Make sure the brakes works?

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#48

Pea Shooter vs. An Atom Bomb

Pea Shooter vs. An Atom Bomb

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Minath
Community Member
2 months ago

Our main problem is men who write and believe c**p like this.

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#49

I Wish This Was Satire

I Wish This Was Satire

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LuckyL
Community Member
2 months ago

I kind of like these - if it comes from both sides.

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#50

How're You Going To Use The Exacr Same Face For Different Asian Women

How're You Going To Use The Exacr Same Face For Different Asian Women

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 months ago

Not only creepy but racist too.

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