“Sandra is really moody today; she must be on her rags.” These kind of comments are still really common, and not very helpful. The stereotypes about a woman being guided solely by her raging hormones - unable to regulate her own behavior and a bit 'crazy' at certain times of the month - have long been used as an excuse to denigrate women in general and are scientifically well off the mark.

However, hormone balances do play a role in our behavior. According to a Guardian interview with evolutionary scientist Martie Haselton, “Our hormones don’t make us crazy, they don’t make us irrational. They nudge us.” That nudge can lead to some pretty unreasonable ideas, as many women themselves are quite happy to admit!

Twitter user "Twinks" decided to share her story recently and asked others to do the same. “What completely irrational things you have done while being under the influence of hormones?” The responses are both painfully relatable and rather funny.

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Good for Fred. :)

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Hormonal by Martie Haselton is an in-depth book about women’s hormones and their effects. Continuing with her interview in the Guardian, she says that everybody is hormonal, and it all comes down to one primary urge. "It makes perfect sense that our biology is designed this way," she says.

"Hormones are signals generated by our brains and glands associated with reproduction in our bodies. The bottom line of evolution is reproduction. We may choose not to reproduce now, and we may have control over that now, but there were millennia where that was the dictating force behind the design of our brains and bodies."

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Andile
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1 year ago

Lol classic!!!

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1 year ago

lady, you are a star!

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When asked about the previous ignorance about the impact of hormones on women, Martie said the controlled scientific standards were partly to blame.

"One reason is that scientists were content for many decades with studying the male as the default sex, and that was in part because women had cycles that made them messy," she explained. "If you are doing a scientific experiment, you don’t want noise, you don’t want variation, you want everything to be strictly controlled.

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Meike Henneman
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1 year ago

Don't think this is purely hormonal though

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Martata
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1 year ago

Accurate

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Some examples of hormones acting up include the odours of attraction when a woman is ovulating. “Samples of tampons collected near ovulation were rated as more attractive then samples collected during any other point in the cycle,” Haselton writes, noting that many animals emit attractive odours to beckon mates when fertile.

Haselton also debunks the myth about menstrual cycles 'synching' when women live together. "The reason that it’s so easy to think that menstrual synchrony exists in humans is because “normal” cycles among a group of women can easily overlap – and appear to converge,” she explains.

Check out Haselton's book for more fascinating information about this important, but misunderstood topic, and enjoy the rest of the stories!

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Bored Fox
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1 year ago

Once I and the bus driver spent couple of minutes wondering why my bus travel card did not work. Then I realized that it was a bonus card for one shop. It was exactly same color as the bus travel card so the bus driver also failed to see what was problem with the card. :D

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

must be some good cheese

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

I would have eaten the whole cake on my own :P

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BC
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1 year ago

This is justified.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

with my cats you need to have tough skin...they can give one mean looks

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Aria FAFAT
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1 year ago

absolute mood

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Kimberly Irving
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1 year ago

You're my hero.

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MeggersTheFox
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1 year ago

Being vegetarian is difficult normally, never mind with raging hormones. Girl, if you want chicken, you deserve it!

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Aria FAFAT
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1 year ago

'nobby' is my new favorite word now

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Ula
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1 year ago

No forks given

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Jonathon Smith
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1 year ago

You win the irrational Olympics. This is adorable.

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

I will never call it fridge again.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

did you go home with the kit-kat?

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Beau Haven
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1 year ago

Absolutely bang-on correct response, hormones or no.

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Racheal Githinji
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1 year ago

I think she hit the plate, not him

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

All of them? That´s hilarious and eeeevil as hell ^^

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Nini Meow
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1 year ago

This thoughts eat me up too...

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TheKnightOwl
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1 year ago

MIL's can be difficult, but I'm not sure assault is the answer. Being hormonal doesn't excuse behaviour like that.

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Hannyyy
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1 year ago (edited)

I was so annoyed at my ex gf once that I grabbed my best friend, paid for us both to get on the next plane to Amsterdam and stayed there for 2 days. She still doesnt know to this day. Oops.

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

my gf hit me the last morning after she had a bad dream about me cheating. what a nice wake up

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Aaron W
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1 year ago

The opposite of road rage.

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CultOfBambi
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1 year ago

Hahahaha! Very true.

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Jack Dorian myers
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1 year ago

That poor dude

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Susan Gardner
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1 year ago

I would cry for the dog, but really NO DOGS deserve to be called ugly :(

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Jack Dorian myers
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1 year ago

Seriously wth

comboplush
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1 year ago

That actually makes me sad. :(

Susan Gardner
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Lighten up :)

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Susan Gardner
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1 year ago

I totally get it

E FourOFour
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1 year ago

Must have been my ex wife -Also known as The Killer of Dreams

Clair Gervais
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1 year ago

After reading these, it's a wonder anybody is still married during child bearing years!!

KT Trondsen
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1 year ago

Your wife is a hag

catnip
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1 year ago

fun police.

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