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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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#3

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BusLady
Community Member
10 months 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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#4

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Kaisu
Community Member
10 months 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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#5

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Monday
Community Member
10 months 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.

sixdeadelves
Community Member
9 months ago

I agree for the most part. But in all things being equal, if a man treats a woman like a princess, she should treat him like a prince.

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eliana
Community Member
10 months ago

YES

Sarah Kate Lamming
Community Member
9 months ago

So many defensive men commenting... yes we do know "not all men..." but just because you don't act like that doesn't mean it doesn't happen! Lots of women experience this attitude regularly, we aren't making this up!

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

idiot, this post is literally trying to claim that men don't think women are human beings. and you're getting upset when we point out the easily verifiable fact that that's total bullshit? shut up

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Adrian Alexe
Community Member
9 months ago

We're human beings too, not walking wallets. We're not here to make you feel special. We're not here to be tall, muscular and handsome. We don't have to look "badass". We don't owe you anything just because YOU have a vagina. You're not entitled to our money because of your bodies. WE'RE HUMAN BEINGS.

Magic567
Community Member
10 months ago

PREACH!

Jadzia Lawn
Community Member
9 months ago

Spot on.

Adi Fuchs
Community Member
9 months ago

If what you wrote is news to the men inyour life... GTFO of the hell bubble you're in!

Pug Pug
Community Member
10 months ago

Some one hangs around the wrong guys. This is common sense stuff here

Alex Bailey
Community Member
9 months ago

That I do think is valid. A lot of the problems start when both genders base everything on looks alone or the most confident.

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Colin Bayler
Community Member
10 months ago

WOW! Somebody has some issues that need resolving.

KingFisherMacD
Community Member
10 months ago

Yeah, too je that's diesn5 feel likely there right category for such a tweet. I'm not devaluing her thoughts. I just think she's overshooting big league.

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John Louis
Community Member
10 months ago

IDo 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)!

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
9 months ago

The trouble with things like this is that the ones who have had the worst experiences are more likely to post than the rest of us who meet totally normal, decent men. I also think (and will probably be downvoted for) is that some women are attracted to the 'bastards' as they are usually brimming with confidence in themselves and women see that as strong and protecting. The number of times I've heard women say they fancied the character Gene Hunt from Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes despite the fact he was a sexist git he thought he was wonderful. Lack of understanding as to what makes a decent partner as far as I can see. There - downvote away folks.

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Rani Johnson
Community Member
9 months ago

Amen.

sixdeadelves
Community Member
9 months ago

As a man, I feel sorry that this needs to be said.

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
9 months ago

and vice versa!!!

Sadie Jayne
Community Member
9 months ago

That'll preach!!!

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
9 months ago

Same here. Where not just dildos, there's a human being attached.

knittin' kitten
Community Member
10 months ago

My boyfriend is sweet and he's nice he's got he's all these other things that you never want a boyfriend to be except he's got a bad hands problem. I don't say anything cuz I don't want to offend him. In his mindless mind he thinks he's being cute.

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

define "bad hands problem"

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
9 months ago

What if we offer to pay by the hour?

Birchy Cat
Community Member
9 months ago

Amen sister!

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

pamela the post literally says "women are actually human beings" on a page titled "things men don't know about women." how mentally handicapped are you

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
10 months ago

Please repeat for those who came in late.

April Pacheco
Community Member
9 months ago

Dude were all stupid and we all do stuff that pisses eachother off. Humans get so self righteous

John Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

Wow, found the angry one.

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

no alex, we're pretty sure she is the one who is being rejected and this is her pathetic cry for help in response

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Natasha Alber
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9 months ago

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dev mehta
Community Member
10 months ago

Don't get too sensitive.Today, few men think like this.

Dave G.
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9 months ago

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lol i love how they downvote you for stating basic facts. third wavers are nuts

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Bogdan Constantin Dinu
Community Member
10 months ago

Funny, if you don't want sex, we're obsessed. If we don't want sex, we're impotent, cheating, not attracted or any other paranoid thing you can think of. It must be nice having us to blame for everything.

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
10 months ago

PREACH

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

PREACH incredibly dumb and false, uneducated gibberish

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Community Member
10 months ago

Relax there, you're overvaluing yourself, big time.

Miguel Rosas
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9 months ago

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That's what opposite sex is. Men are more into having sex. Women are more into having things and like men with money.

Dave G.
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9 months ago

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pretty sure most men actually do know that women are human beings but please feel free to continue making yourselves look even more dumb than you already do

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

lmao the batshit misandrist third wavers literally downvoted me 3 times for stating a basic fact that you can verify with a 5 second google search. this is all the proof you need right here that these people are truly, absolutely and utterly insane. like batshit, balls-to-the-wall crazy

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William Teach
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10 months ago

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True, but.......all we see are women dressing in skimpy clothes, taking barely clothed selfies trying to look sexy, etc. Nature has wired all beings to take this as a mating call.

Michał Jastrzębski
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10 months ago

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And we are humans, not walking ATMs / door openers, lol. Even in marriage, my wallet and assets must be my castle. You are not entitled to my posessions just because we were together for some time.

Leo H
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10 months ago

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But you objectify yourselves..when you want attention of certain men..ladies you cant have it both ways

Master Markus
Community Member
10 months ago

You really have to learn to read context/social cues, bab.

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Bob Beltcher
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10 months ago

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While I agree, this won't stop until women stop using sex to get what they want. It's women that do this that give the pretense to what you hate.

Yvonne Blau
Community Member
10 months ago

very true, sadly... anyway I wish these sensible comments from men didn't get downvoted, just because they're from men... women, we should be able to accept some truths too, even if they hurt.

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Ross Keim
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10 months ago (edited)

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Little too much typey typey not enough make a sandwhichy

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#6

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Daria B
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

I wholeheartedly agree that swearing is a bodily function.

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#14

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Foxxy
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

bUt hAvE yOu bEeN kIcKeD iN tHe BalLs

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#19

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Johnny
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

This is a weird metaphor.

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#24

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Kaisu
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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 🇸🇪
Community Member
10 months 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
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10 months 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
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10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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#30

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Foxxy
Community Member
10 months 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
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10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

That's just fucked up.

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