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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3 months 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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LazyPanda
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3 months ago

YES

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#3

I Agree

I Agree

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Mohsie Supposie
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3 months 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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3 months 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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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

Agree. But they don’t actually respect that man. They just say “but he don’t mind if you have friends, right?” “I have a boyfriend” really only works because some men think it’s the only possible way THEY could be rejected when mama said they were so handsome!

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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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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

DAMN!

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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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Something
Community Member
3 months ago

But men do say "I hate women" and other statements like that all the time. Half of all Boomer jokes boil down to "wife bad".

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#8

Parenting Tips

Parenting Tips

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giovanna
Community Member
3 months 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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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

For those saying "not all men," that also proves the point. It was never the clothes. Still, people continue to blame women for dressing "provocatively."

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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
Community Member
3 months 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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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

It isn’t logical, it’s sexist and ageist and pro forced birth, and by nature illogical.

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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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K.
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

And you know... controlling themselves instead of blaming others for their actions...but I’m an atheist who is going to hell. What do I know, besides they have crazy lit parties in hell.

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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
3 months 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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Watching
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3 months ago

The lesson that we can take from all this is that people need to keep their nose out of other people's private parts. End of story.

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#15

Be A Proud Spinster !

Be A Proud Spinster !

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months 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
Community Member
3 months 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
Community Member
3 months 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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Nica Van
Community Member
3 months ago

How do we get this higher up the list?

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#20

This Is So Accurate

This Is So Accurate

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giovanna
Community Member
3 months 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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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
3 months ago

Not just "every woman you know", just "Every Woman".

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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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Something
Community Member
3 months ago

Most of the action taken to protect women from sexual assault helps men as well. The activism, even when based mostly on cases involving women, results in gender-neutral legislation.

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#23

Someone Said It!!!

Someone Said It!!!

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Luthian
Community Member
3 months ago

I truly hate the phrase boys will be boys.

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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
Community Member
3 months 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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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

The only appropriate response to this is "Yes." If they're unaware enough to ask it, that's the answer they deserve

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#26

Let Her Name Be Known

Let Her Name Be Known

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Helen Haley
Community Member
3 months ago

Thank you Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner!

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#27

Invasive, Huh?

Invasive, Huh?

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
3 months 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
Community Member
3 months 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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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
3 months ago

Absolutely nothing wrong with braids. It's your hair... do with it what you want! Braids look great on her!

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#30

Unfortunately True

Unfortunately True

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K.
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months ago

this hasn't aged well in Australia

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#32

Truth

Truth

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James016
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3 months 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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3 months 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
3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months ago

They do.

Daria B
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3 months ago (edited)

And it caused world wars. Literally.

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Si
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Hormonal woman: slammed door. Hormonal man: dead people, destroyed buildings

Watching
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly.

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Watching
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked with nothing but men for 20 years. Men have 10 times the drama women have.

Chase Ryan
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3 months ago (edited)

I believe drama is in men and women, but some people tend to go over board with it.

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

Afaik, all wars in the history of the world were started by men. 🧐 But here in the U.S., we're uncomfortable about women leaders because they're "emotional."

Watching
Community Member
3 months ago

Men in the United States are just uncomfortable because they know women will do a better job. This is why they have done everything in their power to stop Hillary Clinton from being president. She is smarter, she is more efficient and I am not even a Hillary Clinton fan. But how hard insecure Republican men have fought against her is just disgusting.

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Kesondra Key
Community Member
3 months ago

In my experience, boys are more dramatic than any girl I've ever known. Emotionally unstable , always getting offended when what you said wasn't meant to be offensive, and always causing problems. Happens. Every. Day.

El Dee
Community Member
3 months ago

This is a huge generalisation BUT when men start drama it is FULL ON and they refuse to back down no matter what. Women sort things out long before it goes that far.

Xenia Granados
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3 months ago

Cough both world wars cough

Troux
Community Member
3 months ago

Men's drama is called outrage, competition, passion, patriotism, strength etc.

Campbell Squires
Community Member
3 months ago

When I hear the phrase “if there were more women leaders they wouldn’t start wars”

Schrodinger's Cat
Community Member
3 months ago

If history has taught us anything-

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

Whoever said that men cannot be emotional or dramatic hasnt met incels

Si
Community Member
3 months ago

Or criminals. Or sports fans. Or men in meetings. Or politicians.

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Steve
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3 months ago

HOLD MY BEER!!!...."Trump"

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
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3 months ago

I like this one.

Marcellus the Third
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3 months ago

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The use of Scully however weakens the joke (you know, it's all fairytales not facts?)

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Martha Meyer
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3 months ago

Ahahaha, so true!

Ian Taggart
Community Member
3 months ago

It was Ben Franklin who organized the Boston Tea Party.

Mama Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Men are worse at creating and continuing drama more so than women hands down!

Anime SImp
Community Member
3 months ago

Then what is most of the world's history

Jennifer Norton
Community Member
3 months ago

This picture is perfect for this!

Solrac
Community Member
3 months ago

I've heard it.

SapphireEatsRocks
Community Member
2 months ago

how many wars are there again?

TERYSSA FOWLER
Community Member
3 months ago

EVERY...SINGLE...WAR

Nora the mistake 0_o
Community Member
3 months ago

wait then who started all the wars we have had? and I didn't know Hitler was a girl!

that rando_;)
Community Member
3 months ago

"Ladies don't start fights but they can finish them" Marie from Aristocats.

Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
3 months ago

The difference is that, when old men start drama, lots of young men die.

MuddyPuddles
Community Member
3 months ago

men ARE the drama

jocelyn annette harris
Community Member
3 months ago

800 percent of the time its men

Mandy
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked for a man for 16 years. He is almost 60 and sometimes the things that come out of his mouth are so ridiculous and sexist that I was left speechless. Such as: should I disagree with him I am challenging him, should we have a verbal disagreement he asks if I am going to pout for the rest of the day and has even accused me of throwing a "temper tantrum". Ugh...my male counterparts in the office would never receive statements or accusations like that. Just the hysterical female I suppose. Never let someone like this change your opinions of yourself or affect your self-worth. We are NOT hysterical women! We should be able to express our opinions and share our knowledge without being accused of "challenging" someone!

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 months ago

So wars aren't drama?

Xan Maranya
Community Member
3 months ago

Gaslighting, for one.

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
3 months ago

what about tooth aches? men love that :)))

Robert Thompson
Community Member
3 months ago

EXACTLY!!! I have feelings too!!!

Piet Puk
Community Member
3 months ago

When their team lost the match.

Mike Beck
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3 months ago

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Since when?

Dillon Hughes
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3 months ago

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Statistically speaking women are pickier on the details so the drama generally lasts longer. Men totally do but men generally get over it quicker, women tend to hold a grudge.

Baby Panda
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3 months ago

no that just depends on your zodiac sign XD

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#37

Yep

Yep

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months ago

That last thing with SpongeBob won't change.

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#39

Bless The Boys

Bless The Boys

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

Unless you're careful, boys are taught to believe their feelings are logic. Girls are gaslit to believe their logic are feelings.

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#40

So True

So True

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kevin
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3 months 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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3 months 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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空の夢
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3 months ago

this should be way higher!

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#43

F**king Truth

F**king Truth

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matthew owen
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3 months ago

Exactly! Victim blaming is never useful.

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#44

Yes, Just Like That

Yes, Just Like That

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Something
Community Member
3 months ago

"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps" used to mean doing something literally impossible. That you have to perform a miracle to succeed.

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#45

Misogyny Running Deep

Misogyny Running Deep

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Something
Community Member
3 months ago

Even in this 19th century arrangement, the women did not/do not live "for free". Women have been working (outside the home) throughout history, and there was a time that the husband legally owned all their earnings. And in addition, women in a "traditional" arrangement are usually expected to do all the cooking, cleaning, childcare (where applicable), and miscellaneous housework.

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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.
Community Member
3 months 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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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
3 months ago

She is right, you cannot be prosecuted by a state for something you did in another state, as its law did not apply on you when you did it.

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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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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

Planned Parenthood caught my grandma's cervical cancer. She was over 60. She could afford the GYN there. The end. PP wins.

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#49

Take Notes Hallmark

Take Notes Hallmark

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Helen Haley
Community Member
3 months 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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Si
Community Member
3 months ago

Women and children are far more likely than men to die in disasters. The men on the Titanic had to be forced at gun point to let women and children take their places in life boats.

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