When faced with injustice, you generally have three ways how you can react. You can ignore it, keep your head down, and get on with your day without making any waves. You can try to be sneaky and make subtle 5D chess moves to outplay the situation to your own advantage. Or you can call the injustice out and shine a light on it for everyone to see, bold as brass, sometimes using humor to do it. That way, it’s harder to hide the injustice.

This list is about the times that women and men called out sexism and misogyny, as shared on the r/TrollXChromosomes subreddit. People from all walks of life, from everyday employees and parents to skilled professionals, confronted sexism on social media head-on to help everyone. Upvote the responses by these brave people that you agree with and let us know what you think in the comment section below.

#1

With Pleasure, Julianne

With Pleasure, Julianne

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Becklass
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1 month ago

She’s a future leader!

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#2

Too Many Of Us Have An Uncle Randy

Too Many Of Us Have An Uncle Randy

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Ew

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#3

I Agree

I Agree

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

I agree.

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The r/TrollXChromosomes will be celebrating its 10th birthday on the last day of March. "We're currently in the middle of intensive planning for the 10th Cakeday celebrations. It'll be so much better than our 5th Cakeday shindig, folks will cry. But we can't tell you more than that, lest our plans are foiled," the moderators told Bored Panda when we reached out to them.

They’re also steadily moving toward the 1 million member mark. Currently, they’re at just over 802k, so consider joining them and giving them a boost. They post about a variety of topics. In their words, they’re a subreddit for “rage comics and other memes with a girly slant.”

However, this doesn’t change the fact that the subreddit is also home to some serious posts that show how deeply sexism is enrooted in our society. Even to this very day. And while sexism can be subtle and covert, it can also be very overt. One example of this is women getting harassed on the streets. So while it’s one thing to confront sexism online, it’s a whole other ball game when it’s done in real life.

#4

Just Going To Leave This One Here

Just Going To Leave This One Here

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

Priorities!

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#5

This Hurts Deep Because It’s True

This Hurts Deep Because It’s True

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giovanna
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1 month ago

So true. Also, they are afraid of him.

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#6

I’ve Never Heard This Explained So Succinctly (Credit Fu**k_patriarchy On Instagram)

I’ve Never Heard This Explained So Succinctly (Credit Fu**k_patriarchy On Instagram)

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K.
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1 month ago

Crop top summer days coming up!! ☀️🏖 Even if I did this for the next ten years, it’ll never catch up to the times I covered up my body because i have to protect myself, or I’m looking suggestive, or the many other reasons. I wore hoodies in the summer...Enough of this s**t.

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Bored Panda spoke about how women should respond if they’re ever in a situation where they’re either being catcalled or openly harassed on the street with Emily May, the co-founder and the executive director of ‘Hollaback!’ The organization aims to end harassment in all of its forms.

May explained that women should always trust their instincts. “Listen to what your gut is telling you. There is no ‘right’ or ‘perfect’ response to harassment; however, studies show that having some kind of response (either in the moment or later) can reduce the trauma associated with harassment. If you decide to respond, do it for you.”

She said that it’s always all right to do nothing, smile, and keep walking. It’s always up to you to decide what’s right for you and if you want to confront your harassers. It’s always harder to do this in-person than behind the safety of your screen.

#7

Yuuuuup

Yuuuuup

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

Take that!

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#8

Parenting Tips

Parenting Tips

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giovanna
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1 month ago

So true

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#9

As An Extremely Gay Lady, I’d Like To Co-Sign The F**k Out Of This

As An Extremely Gay Lady, I’d Like To Co-Sign The F**k Out Of This

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Truth Monster
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1 month ago

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I find this comparison weird. Comparing lesbians to men seems....homophobic?

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As May put it in an interview with Bored Panda, your safety is the main priority. However, if you feel safe and choose to respond to your harassers, there are three main approaches that you can take: setting boundaries, engaging bystanders, and documenting the situation. Let’s go into detail about each approach.

“Set the Boundary. Tell the person harassing you exactly what you want them to do and why. Look them in the eye and denounce their behavior with a strong, clear voice. Many people prefer to name the behavior. For example, you can say, ‘Do not [what they’re doing], that’s harassment.’ You can also simply say ‘that is not okay’ or ‘don’t speak to me like that.’ Say what feels natural to you,” May from ‘Hollaback!’ explained.

#10

Good Lesson

Good Lesson

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Agatz
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1 month ago

My friend told me she was so happy she is turning 40, because finally people have stopped with the baby questions, because now they think maybe she does not have kids because she is too old. And now she does not have do defend herself for not having kids. Jeez, why can't people just back off? Like, do people ask a women questions like that because they think they forgot to have kids and they need to be reminded?

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#11

Where’s The Lie

Where’s The Lie

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Teucer T
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It's the same logic that states single men can't be foster parents to girls, but we don't take daughters away from widowers.

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#12

Funny How Rarely This Comes Up With Christians

Funny How Rarely This Comes Up With Christians

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LazyPanda
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1 month ago

Nice.

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“The important thing is that you aren’t apologetic in your response, and that you don’t engage with them after you set the boundary. Oftentimes, people who harass may try to argue with you or dismiss you through further conversation or by making fun of you. As tempting as it may be to get into a verbal war with them, we don’t recommend it. The attention may further feed their abusive behavior and cause the situation to escalate. Once you’ve said your piece, keep it moving.”

The second approach is engaging bystanders by telling them what’s going on and what they can do to help you. “Not all bystanders have been trained to respond, but typically people do understand that street harassment is not okay and they want to help you, so what can you do to ask for that help? You will need to loudly announce to people around you what the harasser just said or did and identify them, like: ‘That man in the red shirt is following me. I need help!’” May explained.

#13

I Want To Meet This Heroic Mystery Woman

I Want To Meet This Heroic Mystery Woman

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutely!! We don't even wear makeup or paint our nails to impress men. If there were no men in the world we would look exactly like we do now - but wear much less clothes....

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#14

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Now #394,939,684,293,584,384,595,327,475,283,485,684,384,583,584,000,000,000,000,000

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#15

Be A Proud Spinster !

Be A Proud Spinster !

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

And yet it's been given such a negative connotation :(

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She continued: “Then tell people what you want them to do, like, ‘Can you wait here with me? Can you call the police?’ Remember that it is okay to ask for help, it does not mean that you are weak, in fact, it means that you are strong because you’re acknowledging that street harassment, in fact, hurts.”

#16

The Only Way To Get Republicans To Care About Black Lives

The Only Way To Get Republicans To Care About Black Lives

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George-Florin Constantin
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1 month ago

So many issues approached in just a dozen words. Clever girl.

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#17

The List Could Go On And On...

The List Could Go On And On...

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Truth Monster
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1 month ago

Try it with race too. "First White Astronaut", "First White President."

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#18

They Should Both Be Free

They Should Both Be Free

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Coleonema
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1 month ago

Yep, in my country they give condoms for free, to help prevent spread of STDs, many people want them to do this with Tampons, Heck, even just get rid of the VAT on Tampons.

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The third and final approach is documenting the situation. If you feel that you’re safe and not currently in danger, you can consider taking a picture or a video of your experience. Or you can ask a bystander to do so.

“This could include the person harassing you, their license plate, or the scene. Some people use photos or videos to report an incident—for example, if the person was at work when this happened people may choose to report it to their employer.”

#19

Women Are Not Free Therapy

Women Are Not Free Therapy

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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Gold digger is a misunderstood term. A gold digger offers her looks and typically youth and sex and clout to a man (usually) in exchange for money. That is a fair trade, not a thief. So that is sexist on its own as if the man doesn’t get anything in the exchange. A man looking for a woman to do emotional labor isn’t going to be giving shît back in return, so he is the only gold digger.

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#20

This Is So Accurate

This Is So Accurate

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giovanna
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1 month ago

"How convenient it was when we could assault them and they would just shut up... good ol' times"

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#21

This Tweet Hits Hard

This Tweet Hits Hard

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K.
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1 month ago (edited)

I surprised myself by how mush I got after @asexual avocado expressed empathy so I had to delete the original message.

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May detailed: “Others use it to share their story on social media or anonymously through ihollaback.org. Many find it to be empowering to turn the lens off of them and onto the person harassing them. It often has the potential to be hugely transformative. If it feels right to you then do it. It doesn’t work that way for everyone so ask yourself, ‘Does it feel right for me?’ or ‘Is there another way to respond?’”

According to May, there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ response to harassment: “There is no such thing as a perfect response, this is not your fault, and you are not alone. Take the time to recover and employ strategies for taking care of yourself.”

#22

I Swear, The Audacity

I Swear, The Audacity

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Iapetos
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1 month ago

YAH! This.

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#23

Someone Said It!!!

Someone Said It!!!

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nanashi
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1 month ago

mayonnaise for the slip and slide sounds fun though, not gonna lie.

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#24

This Is What We Want. Not The Future, Now

This Is What We Want. Not The Future, Now

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Joonscrab
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1 month ago

Yes. Consent is the MOST BASIC thing to know... It's what makes us human.

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One thing that you can do is to develop a ‘quick ritual’ to help you ‘shake off’ what happened every time that you get harassed. Having a friend that you contact when this occurs can also help. Sharing your story with the people you trust can be very powerful and healing. What’s more, affirming to yourself that you deserve better and that you won’t let ‘the haters’ get you down is another response.

“The idea here is that you want you to develop resilience so that you can get out there and keep being you in the world,” May told Bored Panda.

#25

So Basically

So Basically

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 month ago

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Never talk to anyone again. Nobody needs your gross disease.

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#26

Let Her Name Be Known

Let Her Name Be Known

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1 month ago

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She did not invent a "sanitary pad" like shown. She invented the "sanitary belt" that looks more like a mix of a chastity belt and a toilet roll. Mary-Beatr...Kenner.jpg Mary-Beatrice-Davidson-Kenner.jpg

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#27

Invasive, Huh?

Invasive, Huh?

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

The entire Trump presidency was invasive.

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#28

My Boyfriend Didn’t Appreciate This One As Much As I Did

My Boyfriend Didn’t Appreciate This One As Much As I Did

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Javiera Gotelli
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1 month ago

This made me laugh out loud. For real.

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#29

Success Is The Best Revenge

Success Is The Best Revenge

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matthew owen
Community Member
1 month ago

Sexist AND racist. He must be fun to be around...

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#30

Unfortunately True

Unfortunately True

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K.
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t shame hypocrites for having the same amount or more sex than others. I just like seeing them flustered while they try to work out why it’s okay for them.

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I’m a fan of poet Dylan Thomas’ lines: “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” While the context is important, you can interpret the words to mean that you should fight for what’s right instead of giving in to the pressure placed on you to stay quiet. Just remember that your safety is paramount: online and IRL.

#31

F**k The Patriarchy

F**k The Patriarchy

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River Webb
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1 month ago

this hasn't aged well in Australia

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#32

Truth

Truth

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James016
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1 month ago

It's also none of your neighbour's business

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#33

Mansplaining Fail

Mansplaining Fail

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Linus Nilsson
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1 month ago

Haha! I wish I could have been there to laugh in his face

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#34

It Never F**king Ends

It Never F**king Ends

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, they cry you didn’t like sports? I figured it would be a relief to many men who don’t like the pressure of having to enjoy sports when they don’t. I’ve never dated a guy who seriously cares about sports. That’s so cringe and middle America basic.

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K.
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1 month ago (edited)

I look forward to my periods (kind of). I am either in a near death state of being, or I push myself at the gym to get through the things I hate at the same time. (Exercise is good for you. I can have a hate/love relationship with it.) EDIT: I have passed out, vomited, and were sent to the hospital from pms pains. For some odd reason, I push myself even more during “let the gates of hell open” week. I still got three tubs of ice cream.

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#36

"Women R So Emotional"

"Women R So Emotional"

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

They do.

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#37

Yep

Yep

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

Definitely social conditioning.

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#38

And The Sinister Version, "If She Has Boobs, She's Biologically Ready For Sex"

And The Sinister Version, "If She Has Boobs, She's Biologically Ready For Sex"

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Iapetos
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1 month ago

That last thing with SpongeBob won't change.

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#39

Bless The Boys

Bless The Boys

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J. Zingler
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1 month ago (edited)

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No Emma, you fail as a parent in allowing a 45 minute "meltdown".

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#40

So True

So True

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kevin
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1 month ago

When I was in high school, the teacher asked for boys to help her with carrying things. A girl asked why she's only asking boys. The teachers response "Its really heavy." I know much of the girls in that room can carry much more than my male body.

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#41

Girls Are Always Taught How To Stay Safe, It's Not As Common To Teach Boys To Not Create Unsafe Situations

Girls Are Always Taught How To Stay Safe, It's Not As Common To Teach Boys To Not Create Unsafe Situations

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Bob
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1 month ago

Wait i don't understand what Matt Pearce is saying. Would someone explain?

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#42

How Come Tho?

How Come Tho?

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Teucer T
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1 month ago

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Ummm... "Daddy Issues" doesn't actually exist. Nobody even knows where the phrase originated from. Some attribute it to Freud, but Electra Complex (female version of Oedipus Complex) does not mean anything close to how "daddy issues" is used.

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#43

F**king Truth

F**king Truth

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matthew owen
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1 month ago

Exactly! Victim blaming is never useful.

qwerty
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1 month ago

Or valid. Or justifiable. Or helpful. Or explanatory. Feel free to continue this list.

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Emowan
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1 month ago

I spoke up. Straight after. I was torn, bruised, had witnesses. Managed to get the f*****s wedding ring with his name and date of marriage on it. And I was still made to feel like a liar who was making it up. By the police. THATS F*****G WHY WE DONT REPORT THIS S**T.

Jojanneke de Vries
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1 month ago

I'm so sorry to hear that. But yes sadly that is often the case when you report sexual abuse.

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 month ago (edited)

You cannot know how you will behave in a situation until it happens to you. People tend to underestimate others' pain.

Kesondra Key
Community Member
1 month ago

*PTSD is REAL. Plus it's not socially acceptable to talk about it - it makes people uncomfortable or they assume you just want attention. So many layers here on why people dont or havent, but they should. It's a serious WAY TOO F*****G COMMON issue.

Kimberly Young
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1 month ago

100% this. When I was in high school, my boyfriend shoved my hand down his pants after I had repeatedly told him I didn't wanna touch his d**k. It was probably 10 years before I realized that what he did could be considered assault.

RoseTheMad
Community Member
1 month ago

I developed Dissociative Identity Disorder after being assaulted. I literally COULDN'T EVEN REMEMBER that it had happened until the memory was triggered years later, when I started to finally understand my diagnosis.

Kesondra Key
Community Member
1 month ago

Same thing happened to me. I was diagnosed with dissociative PTSD disorder. I still struggle with it over 20 years later. Trauma really messes with your brain (literally).

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Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

iF i wAS SAILing THe TitAnic i woUld'VE liSTeNed TO tHe IcEBERg ALerts.

Lsai Aeon
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1 month ago

Or you're laughed at and told to F off, because your husband can do what he wants when he wants.

Morgan Futura
Community Member
1 month ago

I was told this in court by the guys lawyer....was also asked what I was dressed like, that I was asking for it, and that also that he was the victim....when we do say something we are not believed, treated like trash, forced to see the asshole in court....and then see him get no more than a slap in the wrist.

Seabeast
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1 month ago

Plus, girls and women that DO speak up right away are often shamed or told "I don't want to hear about this".

Jojanneke de Vries
Community Member
1 month ago

That is victim blaming. People want to think they would not have made mistake x so THEY would never get raped. Which isn't true, it can happen to anyone, but it feels instantly SAFE. Same with saying 'aren't you over it yet, just move on' et cetera. THEY don't want to think about the bad thing they hope they will never have to experience because they don't want to feel powerless or akward. Also tonic immobility. Over 70! % of men and women freeze or coöperate when attacked. This isn't a reaction you can train away, it just happens. So please never ask 'why didn't you say no or why didn't you scream or struggle'.

Jojanneke de Vries
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1 month ago

Also please tell your kids this. Telling them they may say no or hit the other person or something sounds like the right advice but it might also mean they will be more hesitant to tell you or another adult because they should have know what to do, right?

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Maximeowlien Robespurre
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1 month ago

Thank you! I was assaulted when I was 6, try getting a 6 year old to develop adult logic and reasoning skills.

Leo Domitrix
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1 month ago

It's called "shock from trauma", and you are also afraid, as I was, back in my teens, that your own father will beat you to s**t b/c you got raped. That you will be told you deserved it. That you will be told you're upset the boy didn't ask you on a date. That that that.... But never that you need to come forward, it's gonna be okay, we'll take care of you.

Isabella R.W.
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1 month ago

I'm so sorry to hear that :(

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RY
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1 month ago

It took me almost 10 years to realize what happened to me was assault. I was so disgusted when I realized that no, 27 year olds going after 15/16 year olds is NOT normal. That’s how strong of a mental grip that person had on me for so long.

Mama Panda
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1 month ago

It is true that a lot of women (and men) don't know they were sexually assaulted because the practice has become second nature in all over the world. But I think the bigger reason why women/girls don't speak up soon is that we are all dealing with the PTSD part of being sexually assaulted. Sexual Assault is not just a physical attack but an emotional and mental one as well. It takes a lot to work yourself back up to be strong enough to have to relive the offense to talk about it without breaking down.

El Dee
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1 month ago

Didn't know that what happened shouldn't have. Thought they had agency and were made to feel 'complicit' Tried telling someone and were disbelieved. Now, 20 or 30 years later, they realise what happened and that they were groomed, had no way of giving consent and think that as an adult they WILL now be believed. Meanwhile the idiots ask 'why did you wait?'

Laura Watts
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1 month ago

I was 4 and 12 when I was assaulted and 15 when I realised it

Kesondra Key
Community Member
1 month ago

When I was younger and was very open with one of my friends, he seemed to understand. After I told him it wasnt okay to want to knife f**k your ex gf, he told me I should have been raped and all this horrible s**t. I never talked to him again. But that made me not open up again to anyone else for literally years. People are the worst.

Jojanneke de Vries
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1 month ago

I'm so sorry to hear that... People can also be the best though. I hope you have found or will find people that are worth your trust.

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aesthetic.baddie27
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1 month ago

Yes!

Cami
Community Member
1 month ago

I actually had a question about that if y’all willing to help... when I was eight I knew a deacon at my church, I was an alter server and he liked me. He was kinda old, married, had grandkids. One day at another church, he kissed me on the forehead. It made me feel really uncomfortable, but I didn’t think much of if. Obviously it’s not as bad as what some people have been through, but would that be considered a breaching of a barrier? I knew him in a professional relationship, and my parents didn’t know him very well. Opinions?

Keley Babs
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1 month ago

I was terrified *I* would get in trouble for it, be ostracized in my male dominated field, lose my job and my residency training position, lose my chance to become a surgeon.... because of what HE did. AND I was afraid people would think I didn't deserve the job I had, since I was probably "only hired by him because he wanted me physically". So I never told. Of the few people I have shared this story with, some still like to Monday-morning-quarter-back and tell me I should have reported him, and I'm like "bish, shut up, I'm sorry I even shared, it's none of your business". Fast forward to Brett Kavanaugh, and even VP Kamala Harris. She dated someone at work and all the sudden it becomes "well that's the only reason she advanced her career, was by sleeping her way up". THIS!!! THIS sort of s**t is WHY WE DON'T COME FORWARD!!! We're just trying to live our damn lives and have jobs in fields that previously were only men. I'm sorry I have a begins too.our liveour damn

C.S. E.
Community Member
1 month ago

I was telling someone a story about my childhood as to why I think I get so tense at being touched and, as I went on, he started to get a weird look on his face. When I asked him about it, he said 'Sounds to me like assault.' Asked him what he meant. 'You were held down and repeatedly tickled while saying no, right?' 'Yeah.' 'Your friends kept pinching your sides even after you kept telling them to stop, right?' 'Yeah, they thought my reaction was funny.' 'Sounds to me like assault, dude.' I LITERALLY had not made that connection. I was told, as a child, when I'd stalk away to my room after being ticked, that I'm overreacting and pouting.

C.S. E.
Community Member
1 month ago

Think of how that affects a child's mind. You're told to say no and tell people you don't like that if anyone touches you in a place you don't like, ANYWHERE on your body. What does it do when it's your family ignoring your will in such a fashion. It doesn't have to be sexual assault to be assault.

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Brittany
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1 month ago

Look at all these comments, this s**t is way too common. It happens to all of us and yes I agree until you are in the that situation, sit down and be quiet. Better yet, educate yourself.

D. Pitbull
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1 month ago

Got this absolute GEM from an (ex) friend of mine: "Well, don't go telling people that [recent ex-boyfriend] was abusive, they'll just think you're being vengeful." - for the record, no it wasn't a fabrication - he was horribly abusive, just not in a way that showed the wounds front 'n' center. I was told by another woman to keep it quite because it would make me look like a horrible person.

Logically Reasonable
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1 month ago

The problem with this is, most girls are not sat down and talked to about WHAT exactly sexual assault IS. Sitting young girls down and explaining to them what sexual assault IS, how to deal with it, how to get away from it, how to report it, should be taught before any talks about drugs, sex, or schooling.

Matt Petty
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1 month ago

The problem is that over time our memories are very unreliable. I vividly recall a road trip I went on with some friends my freshman year in college. I was recalling a story about it to one of them and he said "I hadn't even met you then. You weren't on that road trip." Bro, I VIVIDLY remembered this trip and told the story down to the smallest detail. Well, it turns out, he was right. I didn't meet him until the summer after that road trip happened. And photos on social media backed that up. I was indeed NOT on that road trip. I had heard the stories enough times from enough people that I could recall all the details of a trip I had convinced myself I went on. That's how bad our brains are at remembering stuff, and that's why we have a statute of limitations on rape claims. That's why when an accusation is made, it's good to have a friend, family member or doctor come forth to back up the claim... someone who was aware of the situation at the time it happened.

Bianca Du Toit
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1 month ago

Can attest to this.

Nathan Craig
Community Member
1 month ago

I am happy to hear you would speak up about being assaulted (sexually or otherwise) right away if it were to ever happen, I wish more people would so these idiots can be put behind bars. When some people are sexually assaulted though they feel extremely vulnerable afterward, especially if their life or the lives of their loved ones are threatened if they were to notify anyone. There is 0% feeling of security after someone is assaulted, so what is said, what they are threatened with is very real and very believable (at least at the time being if not much longer), which can cause them to keep it to themselves.

Gregory Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

lets not even start with the emotional and mental torture most abusers inflict before and afterwards.

Stephanie Keith
Community Member
1 month ago

Goodness! It took me a few minutes to comprehend what they were saying. The lack of punctuation and context was so lacking I had to reread it over to figure out what was being said.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 month ago

But would a man, who says that, report it if a woman sexually assaulted him?

Isabella R.W.
Community Member
1 month ago

No. I know the tweet said girls and women, but it's also true for everyone. Most people who get assaulted don't report it because they think they're not gonna be believed or people would blame them for it :/

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Flor Hoornaert
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1 month ago

I can't speak to men which is really handy when I try to date

Dillon Hughes
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1 month ago

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What you can't tell if you were assaulted? Must not have been to bad... and why only girls!? (except in child cases)

MikeyWaveOven He/Him
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1 month ago

Dillon, I pray to every known god that you do not/never will have kids. No sons so you don't teach them to think in your backwards ways, and no daughters so they don't have to deal woth your sh!t. Different forms of assault and harassment are so normalized that a lot of people don't realize that they are bad. And if a person experiences a traumatic experience, often their brain will block out the memory or try to rationaloze it. You probably complain about there not being a national men's day on women's day. (Which, btw, there is.)

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#44

Yes, Just Like That

Yes, Just Like That

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

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Then, like how?

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#45

Misogyny Running Deep

Misogyny Running Deep

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

That is so 19th century mindset! What a shame some people in 21st century still hold on to that!

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#46

This Explains A Whole F**king Lot, Actually

This Explains A Whole F**king Lot, Actually

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K.
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1 month ago

Spoiler alert. Quite a bit of females/women perpetuate the misogyny they’ve learned from other females/women and a society that treats them less. They teach us to police others who fall outside of their ideals, breeding another generation of misogynists. Gross.

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#47

Unconstitutionality

Unconstitutionality

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Something
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1 month ago

Talk about a nanny state.

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#48

I Don't Know Why This Made Me Laugh So Hard

I Don't Know Why This Made Me Laugh So Hard

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

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Of course you would. Anyone can win a debate against dead babies!

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#49

Take Notes Hallmark

Take Notes Hallmark

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

Please

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#50

"Why Do They Say 'Women And Children First'? What About The Men? Why Is Society Anti-Men?"

"Why Do They Say 'Women And Children First'? What About The Men? Why Is Society Anti-Men?"

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Helena Houzarová
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1 month ago

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Children go first because they are the future. Women go with them because they are competent and able to get the children to adulthood. Simple logic.

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