It's a common trope among many guys to claim that they simply don't understand women - whether it is willful ignorance or not is another question, but there seems to be a fashionable yet lazy acceptance that women are a complete mystery so there is no point in trying.

Well, there's no excuse now fellas. Turns out, all we had to do was ask! Women on Twitter have decided to take matters into their own hands with the viral hashtag #WhatMenDontKnowAboutWomen.

While they clearly don't speak for all women, the discussion is incredibly insightful and educational, as posters take turns sharing their experiences and frustrations about the kinds of things that just seem to pass many men by. Have you got your notepad at the ready guys? There are some really important points here (and some funny ones too!).

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

#1

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Bunzilla 1 week ago

I would say that 90% of women want pockets in our clothes. And for some reason, nobody wants to give us pockets. Either top company execs want to sell handbags, or they just think they know what we want more than us... which would be typical.

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#2

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Something 1 week ago

Why would anyone think that someone would want an unsolicited pic?

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#3

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Kaisu 1 week ago

The fact that the term friend zone even exists just shows that some men think they're entitled sex if they show women basic human decency

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#4

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BusLady 1 week ago

What is nagging after all? It's asking someone to do the same thing over and over and over again... The first time, it's just a request.

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#5

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Monday 1 week ago

We do however need to acknowledge that men are not there to pay for our dinners, fix our broken shit and treat us like princesses either. We all need to be equal.

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#6

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Daria B 1 week ago

This one is so important. The men who understand this one suffer from much less stress, once they know they don't really need to do anything, besides a hug and consolation.

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#7

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Bunzilla 1 week ago

The struggle is real. Because just bleeding and cramping weren't bad enough.

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#8

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D. Pitbull 1 week ago

... and that doesn't mean "I was nice to you all week. You OWE me." - that does not make us feel secure, respected or loved. We don't OWE you for temporary niceness.

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#9

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Martha Meyer 1 week ago

The women who don't dare go out without a ton if makeup on? They don't do it for themselves. They do it because they've been made insecure about how they look.

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#10

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BusLady 1 week ago

And she's not obligated to go out with you just because you asked.

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#11

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Foxxy 1 week ago (edited)

Wow, lucky for anyone who only has periods for 3 days, I can only dream lol.

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#12

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Daria B 1 week ago

Never understood the logic behind this mentality - instead of being glad to having encountered a fellow geek, you blame her (or him) of fakery? Was this ever supposed to be a competition? See, this is why you have no friends.

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#13

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Eirik Johnsbråten 1 week ago

I wholeheartedly agree that swearing is a bodily function.

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#14

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Foxxy 1 week ago

Meh, my hubby and I use the same shampoo, conditioner and body wash so this doesn’t bother me at all.

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#15

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John Louis 1 week ago

Do you honestly believe men fail to grasp this? A small minority of men do, butthe vast majority are well aware of this (I'm not wrong here)!

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#16

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Helen Haley 1 week ago

Being reliable and noticing/doing the mundane things, waaaay more sexy than ignoring it all and throwing in the occasional grand gesture.

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#17

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Kaisu 1 week ago

However, this can be abusive too. Men, you don't have to let a woman you're dating to invade your privacy and show her your texts etc! You're entitled to not show them. And if she looks at your phone without your consent, then it's a big red flag.

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#18

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eliana 1 week ago

bUt hAvE yOu bEeN kIcKeD iN tHe BalLs

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#19

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Johnny 1 week ago

I'm not falling for that one again! Now I've learned to say "Sorry honey, you know I don't know a thing about style, I think you look cute in anything, here, let me text a picture of it to your best friend, she'll let you know how it really looks".

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#20

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D. Pitbull 1 week ago

Ah yes... please... just... listen. That means literally *listen*... then... *comprehend*. Not "I hear words, and I am going to make some assumptions and fill in blanks to what *I* think the problem is and try to solve THAT. 'cuz That's me being awesome" - no... we literally mean "Listen to what *I* am saying. Do not interpret it yourself, then try to fix something that wasn't being said, then get mad because you think we weren't being straight with you... you actually... were not... listening and you don't want to admit it now.

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#21

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Christina Dudley 1 week ago

I think this a dangerous thing to say. Some people choose clothes for themselves and not because they want sex. You will only truly know if someone wants sex by asking them. Clue, if they say yes, you're in

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#22

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Leo H 1 week ago

Men say the same thing..so please let us have me time to just veg

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#23

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Master Markus 1 week ago

This is a weird metaphor.

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#24

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Kaisu 1 week ago

Yeah guys should just say if they want just sex instead of stringing a woman along and lying to them. The same goes both ways!

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#25

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Foxxy 1 week ago

I know my hubby has my back and I have his too. That’s one thing that is involved in a partnership.

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#26

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Noez 🇸🇪 1 week ago

I don't watch porn. It bores me because of the bad acting and same old story line. I have my porn in my head 😎

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#27

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Melissa Beth 1 week ago

I am 100% certain that if you could pan down, that ape is wearing socks.

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#28

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Vincent Philippart 1 week ago

That sounds more like a criticism of women than men. If you know something, don't pretend you don't, that's manipulative.

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#29

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Kaisu 1 week ago

Women aren't complicated if you just take a second to listen

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#30

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Foxxy 1 week ago

I don’t think this one is necessary. Just stick with size doesn’t matter. How would some women feel if a man said the breasts are a nice size but the sagginess is no good.

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#31

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Foxxy 1 week ago

I have never understood this one. I detest myself but I absolutely love my hubby, kids, family and friends etc. So I do not agree.

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#32

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Demi Zwaan 1 week ago

Oh great. So 'no' is the opposite of no? STOP SAYING THINGS YOU DON'T MEAN! That is what confuses other people and keeps perpetuating the stereotype of women saying no when they mean yes. What a rotten advice this is.

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#33

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Biljana Malesevic 1 week ago

Why fake it? You get nothing from it and he thinks he is doing great.

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#34

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Demi Zwaan 1 week ago

That's just fucked up.

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