Life’s full of blatantly sexist things and the everyday heroes of the internet keep calling them out, poking fun at them, and shining a bright spotlight on them to make it clear—these things are not okay. And, bit by bit, society changes. Hopefully, for the better.

The r/TrollXChromosomes subreddit, an online group that’s been active for a whopping decade and has over 812k members, documents when women and men confront sexism, misogyny, and toxic masculinity head-on. Have a look through some of their newest posts that we’ve collected for you, dear Pandas, and be sure to upvote the ones that rekindled your hope in greater equality in the world.

When you’re done with this list, we invite you to read through our first article about blatantly obvious sexism right here. Meanwhile, scroll down for our interview with psychotherapist Silva Neves, who explained to Bored Panda what men can do to put an end to toxicity, misogyny, and homophobia. According to him, it’s about redefining what ‘male success’ means and teaching society to stop turning a blind eye to what’s wrong.

#1

Absolutely Hate The Way Our Clothing Was Policed In School

Absolutely Hate The Way Our Clothing Was Policed In School

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Francesca Annoni
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12 months ago

This deserves more upvotes...

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#2

The End

The End

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Otter
Community Member
12 months ago

Use a condom anyway, vasectomies don't prevent the transmission of STDs.

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#3

Powerful

Powerful

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Foxxy (The Original)
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12 months ago

Good point.

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Education is a vital part of the fight for greater equality, compassion, inclusiveness, and respect. However, alone without any ongoing and passionate support from us, education isn’t the panacea against sexism, misogyny, and toxic masculinity that some of us are looking for. It’s not a one-and-done kind of deal: it’s a long, arduous, exhausting process, a war of attrition between competing ideas.

“Better education is definitely key but it is also down to all of us to challenge it by not allowing toxic masculinity to keep going. It means that we all have to actively challenge misogyny and homophobia,” psychotherapist Silva noted in an interview with Bored Panda. He added that both misogyny and homophobia are “still prevalent now in the UK,” where he is based, and “too many people continue to turn a blind eye when they see it.”

#4

Just Let People Be

Just Let People Be

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
12 months ago

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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#5

Let’s Eradicate The Terms “Consensual Sex” And “Non-Consensual Sex” - It’s Either Sex Or Rape. Language Shouldn’t Be Used As A Tool To Obfuscate Trauma And Horror

Let’s Eradicate The Terms “Consensual Sex” And “Non-Consensual Sex” - It’s Either Sex Or Rape. Language Shouldn’t Be Used As A Tool To Obfuscate Trauma And Horror

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
12 months ago

I love this!

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#6

Let's Please Bring An End To Victim-Blaming, And Shaming

Let's Please Bring An End To Victim-Blaming, And Shaming

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N G
Community Member
12 months ago

Incomplete analogy - she also needs to be the one who, on seeing a bloke be just a little tipsy, buys him more drinks before he's finished the last one, so he's kept just a little off-kilter by how many he's had, because of course, he shouldn't have drunk so much if he didn't want to get robbed.

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According to Silva, men need to do their part and be more in tune with their emotions, instead of trying to repress them as is par for course with toxic masculinity.

“We need more representations of men who embrace their emotions, talk about them and show them with crying, laughing, or hugging,” he said.

#7

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Okasan Willis
Community Member
12 months ago

We call it the Battery Operated Boyfriend or B.O.B.

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#8

:(

:(

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Alexandra Nara
Community Member
12 months ago

Honestly I stopped dating,so I don't start to judge men over a bunch of men which " don't find we match- but can I get some sexual service instead?" Annoying how often it happens.- and it's not my clothes or behavior.( I'm already used to this explanation automatically) Wanna stay openminded and believe in all the good guys out there- so I've just avoid this situations by now.

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#9

I'm Sure Selfawarewolves Would Love This

I'm Sure Selfawarewolves Would Love This

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Ruby
Community Member
12 months ago

And for some reason the random guys that walk up to you uninvited are also very aggressive/mean when they realize it is not happening.

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Something else that drastically needs to change is how ‘male success’ and masculinity are defined. “We also need to change the image of 'male success'. So, basically, we need to change society at its core because toxic masculinity is part of a faulty system of thoughts. That will take time, but it can start with all of us doing our parts about it,” the psychotherapist told Bored Panda.

#10

Oof

Oof

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Giovanna
Community Member
12 months ago

Ahahah love this!!!

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#11

Things Women Shouldn't Wear

Things Women Shouldn't Wear

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Ara Noguera
Community Member
12 months ago

Yes!

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#12

Spot On. Really Effing Spot On

Spot On. Really Effing Spot On

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Neil Bidle
Community Member
12 months ago

Unfortunately, there seems to be getting more of the wrong sort, with the internet spreading weird ideas and connecting the creeps together so they can feed off each other rather than being kept in check by decent male role models around them.

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#13

Every Single One

Every Single One

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JuJu
Community Member
12 months ago

I so hate it. And I'm tired.

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#14

Never Thought Of It Like This

Never Thought Of It Like This

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Kat
Community Member
12 months ago

Well, one of my coworkers herself offered sexual services for promotion. My boss told her to go packing, as she wa s fired for that...

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#15

Cool

Cool

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Marny
Community Member
12 months ago

$11,000 per semester?! Damn, but US education is messed up.

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#16

Representation. Matters

Representation. Matters

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
12 months ago

Such an amazing movie. Why weren't we taught this as part of history when we learnt about the moon landing? Without these incredible women, the moon landing would not have been possible.

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#17

Screw Misogyny

Screw Misogyny

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
12 months ago

This is good enough to be number one. It’s so good there aren’t even many comments on it because there’s nothing else to say.

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#18

Loyalty

Loyalty

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
12 months ago

Pls yes. Upvote x1000

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#19

Do Not Hesitate To Ask What You Deserve

Do Not Hesitate To Ask What You Deserve

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Thundercuss
Community Member
12 months ago

Absolutely! Employees in the same job should always compare salaries, especially men and women. Transparency in this case is never a bad thing.

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#20

It's A Step In The Right Direction

It's A Step In The Right Direction

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Manuela Martins
Community Member
12 months ago

Well said, Georgia.

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#21

Please, Go On...

Please, Go On...

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Otter
Community Member
12 months ago

You mean you haven't spent your entire life having to be careful what you said to the opposite sex? Tell me how that felt!

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#22

Horny By Shoulders

Horny By Shoulders

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

I don't think Andrew understands equality. Equality is women being allowed to walk around topless like men can without being arrested, touched, have derogatory remarks made about them or sexual advances etc.

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#23

They Don't

They Don't

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Susan Green
Community Member
12 months ago

Let’s not forget that Bill Cosby was released today, because his sexual assault conviction was overturned. This is bullish!t

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#24

Consent...

Consent...

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JuJu
Community Member
12 months ago

Running from rain dancing in the shower : consent

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#25

I Can't Even Watch The Notebook Without Cringing Now

I Can't Even Watch The Notebook Without Cringing Now

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River Webb
Community Member
12 months ago

none of this is ok and anyone who thinks it is is a jerk

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#26

Abortion Rights Is A Human Rights

Abortion Rights Is A Human Rights

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
12 months ago

Women are not dismissible incubators. I wonder if men would be okay with an unwanted growth in their organs for 9 months, causing weight gain, mood swings, nausea, and basically a complete loss of bodily autonomy as strangers constantly pat you like a class gerbil. I assume men would not be okay with that. Why they think women should be is beyond me. If you want to avoid unwanted pregnancies, get a vasectomy.

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#27

The Reason Why We Need To Stop Saying #notallmen

The Reason Why We Need To Stop Saying #notallmen

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
12 months ago

I once heard that the rate of attempted suicides among men is about the same as that among women. But men are more often successful. A woman would take sleeping pills or cut her pulse. You can still save them in time. A guy jumps in front of the train or out of the window and is dead. Those might be clichees too, but women think more and men are more impulsive / spontaneous.

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#28

I Think We All Know Why

I Think We All Know Why

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BetterBitterButter
Community Member
12 months ago

This. Once my colleague (female) said to me "I didn't know you were one of those",you know feminist type. Men don't like feminists. I told her even I don't like misogynist men. She later warned me that my "type" will make sure I will never marry. I told her I'll take my chances and I am not afraid of never getting married.

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#29

Consent

Consent

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NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
12 months ago

Well said.

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#30

Truth

Truth

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J. F.
Community Member
12 months ago

100% correct statement

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#31

If The Men Find Out We Can Shapeshift, They Are Going To Tell The Church

If The Men Find Out We Can Shapeshift, They Are Going To Tell The Church

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Alexandra Nara
Community Member
12 months ago

I hope you wear your tuxedo all night and stay shaved properly and wellscented- cause we don't like catfishing too

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#32

On Shaving

On Shaving

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JuJu
Community Member
12 months ago

How it should work! I get lectured by a colleague that I ruin feminism because I like to wear dresses and doll up occassionally.

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#33

We Are Starting It Early, Guys!

We Are Starting It Early, Guys!

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Otter
Community Member
12 months ago

People who expect older siblings to look after younger ones PISS ME OFF!! And not just because elder siblings can be shitty, resentful caregivers, who sure didn't plan on being stuck with a rug rat so soon.

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#34

Because Apparently Only Old White Men Count

Because Apparently Only Old White Men Count

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Otter
Community Member
12 months ago

Straight white adult men have NO IDEA they're a minority.

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#35

Ladies, When Was The Last Time You Went On A Killing Spree Cos You Were Feeling A Bit Emotional?

Ladies, When Was The Last Time You Went On A Killing Spree Cos You Were Feeling A Bit Emotional?

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
12 months ago

And just the whole idea that "emotional" = "bad." It doesn't. "Emotional" = "human."

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#36

F**ked Up

F**ked Up

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Neil Bidle
Community Member
12 months ago

He needs professional help before this escalates

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#37

When A Man Tells Me He's Looking For A 'Real Woman' I Scurry Away Because I'm Actually Three Owls In A Raincoat And He Mustn't Find Out

When A Man Tells Me He's Looking For A 'Real Woman' I Scurry Away Because I'm Actually Three Owls In A Raincoat And He Mustn't Find Out

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
12 months ago

Ikr, just check out any comment section on BP about women's rights. It's like a misogyny textbook.

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#38

Experiencing Both Sides Of The Gender Divide As A Professional

Experiencing Both Sides Of The Gender Divide As A Professional

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Ara Noguera
Community Member
12 months ago

I got very frustrated reading this.

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#39

And We Prefer Your Opinions About Us Kept To Yourselves Too!

And We Prefer Your Opinions About Us Kept To Yourselves Too!

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Lunar Bicycle
Community Member
12 months ago

You can have your preferences—makeup/no makeup, long hair/short hair, athletic/curvy, etc.—and you can talk about it to your friends, too. You can even decide to only pursue romantic interests that fit your preferences. What you should really stop doing is loudly broadcasting to all womankind how they should mold themselves to what you like.

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#40

While It Is True That Girls’ Brains Typically Develop A Little Faster Than Boys’ Brains, That Doesn’t Excuse A Lack Of Discipline For Boys

While It Is True That Girls’ Brains Typically Develop A Little Faster Than Boys’ Brains, That Doesn’t Excuse A Lack Of Discipline For Boys

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Alexandra Nara
Community Member
12 months ago

Even if there is a biological background...just try harder..Evolution works- we all don't want to live in caves anymore- so keep pushing it

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#41

Oh Well

Oh Well

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BlockDog02
Community Member
12 months ago

OMG, I find that ALL the time on reddit, mainly with the stereotype of men gaming and girls not at all (it angers me so much as I am a girl who enjoys computer games a LOT) and men vs girls after masturbation, which is so disgusting for me. The annoying thing is, that they often get SO much upvotes >:(

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#42

I Agree

I Agree

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Sky Render
Community Member
12 months ago

Problem is, as with any social construct, sexism has multiple levels. You have "innocent" or mimetic sexism (literally just doing what everyone else does with no beliefs or understanding involved; seen almost exclusively in small children), passive sexism (weakly-held beliefs at best, mostly just doing it because they either don't know there's an alternative or haven't given it much thought; many fall into this category), active sexism (strongly-held beliefs, resistant to alternative viewpoints, very prone to cognitive dissonance), and extremist sexism (striving to enforce and enhance sexist attitudes and beliefs in others as well as holding strong sexist beliefs).

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#43

My Nana Is Divorced And Good For Her

My Nana Is Divorced And Good For Her

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JuJu
Community Member
12 months ago

Literally. Gran said don't start. You have a chance to change sth.

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#44

:)

:)

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Neil Bidle
Community Member
12 months ago

Don't forget the "what a waste", but it's like "sorry dude, even if she liked men, she still wouldn't be dating you"

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#45

Get A Divorce

Get A Divorce

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Alexandra Nara
Community Member
12 months ago

Most important thing to teach your daughter..you're fantastic all by yourself and life offers many ways and crossroads to get lucky every relationship should be seen as an additional choice So don't let your selfesteem depending on bad choices

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#46

So Close To Getting The Point

So Close To Getting The Point

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qwerty
Community Member
12 months ago

They just have to take out the first 4 words. Soooo clooooooose....

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#47

Nanette

Nanette

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Furious George
Community Member
12 months ago

LOL

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#48

Sign Checks Out

Sign Checks Out

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JuJu
Community Member
12 months ago

We're clearly soldiers in petticoats And dauntless crusaders for women's votes Though we adore men individually We agree that as a group they're rather stupid

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#49

So Unfair

So Unfair

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Abhinc
Community Member
12 months ago

i'm a man myself but i just can't stand that "not all men" !!! if you're a nice guy you don't need to say it that much. people will notice. when a woman talks about sexism or assault answering not all men is just a way to tll her to shut up, bring back the focus on men and refuse to listen !! that is dishonest childish and selfish. if you feel like you need to defend yourself without being personally accused then maybe you should wonder what kind of man you really are because i thnik you're maybe not who you think or pretend you are

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#50

America Hates Women

America Hates Women

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
12 months ago

This American YouTuber lost it when she came to New Zealand, because when she had kids in the US, she lost her career and had to start over. Then she found out that we get maternity leave and our prime minister used it during her first term, and it really hit this woman that whatever problems we have in this department, the US is next-level horrible about it. It really sucks and I hope the US improves that.

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