“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.

Image credits: tinytwink

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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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MagicalUnicorn
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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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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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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Evil machine. Shame on you.

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Cheesus!

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Seems legit.

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BC
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1 year ago

This is justified.

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Aria FAFAT
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1 year ago

this is my reaction to literally every other human on the planet...

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Aria FAFAT
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1 year ago

absolute mood

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Red
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1 year ago

wow.

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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

Coral Collins
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1 year ago

Nobby was my Mum's nickname. I lost her in April. 😭 Seeing this made me smile.

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Isle_of_stressed_pilots
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1 year ago

Everyone in my family hates that part lol. When making sandwiches, we grab any part EXCEPT the ending of the loaf.

Blue Cicada
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1 year ago

My grandmother told me that if I eat the crust, including the end of the loaf, it would make my hair curly. I already had curly, frizzy hair. I avoided the end pieces for years!

Missy Barton
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1 year ago

My grandma told me the same thing, and with my stick straight hair, I ate all the damn crusts I could.

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Eunice Probert
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1 year ago

My husband and I take turns, one has the bottom crust, the other has the top one. No need to argue.

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

In my house the trash eats it

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PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

Everyone i know hates that word. We call the nobby the heel of the bread.

Non-New-Toni-An
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1 year ago

This is the first time I ever in my life heard of anyone actively WANTING to eat the crust. All my life, the crust gets left and either thrown away or eaten reluctantly. I should just keep all my crusts in the freezer and post them to you!!

Id row
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1 year ago

I thought that was going to be a fight over the non-crust piece. I don't think anyone eats the end piece in the US. But we don't throw it out, either. We reach under it for the good pieces until both crusts meet at the end. Then we throw it out. And we mock cats for their logic, lol.

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

Lol my family too. Sometimes we give it to the birds and sometimes when we are broke we eat it cuz its the last time we wil have bread in a few weeks.

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Tarah G
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1 year ago

We call it the "Butt" and no one in my house want it

debrina blackmoon
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1 year ago

we say "heel"-idk why

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Guido Pisano
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1 year ago

Never argue with a woman. She wants it? Then leavevit to her it's safer...

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

Haha i try to calm my temper cuz i dont like being yelled at and my mind is over empathetic

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devi L.
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1 year ago

The doggo wins. Could've split the butt in half lol but it's better dog solved it all

Foxxy
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1 year ago

When I hear Nobby, I think of Nobby’s beer nuts. No one in our house eats the end crusts so we don’t have that problem. Only when it comes to garlic bread coz no one wants the end pieces lol.

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

I think of dobby from harry Potter lol

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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1 year ago

must be a brit hahahaha

Mary Montejo
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1 year ago

Guess "nobby" but the dog won!!

Emily Leonard
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1 year ago

Omg this made me laugh so hard 🤣🤣

Non-New-Toni-An
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1 year ago

Speaking of local words/terms, in my family if you had a knot in your hair it was called a LUG, apparently no one else says this, God knows where it came from,

KT Trondsen
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1 year ago

Husband sounds like a real ass. You're pregnant, he should have just given it to you

Chloe
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1 year ago

Nobby got nibbled. We call it the heel I think🤔

Randomcthulu
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1 year ago

I like the heel piece, with a liberal coating of peanut butter and a glass of milk

Abigail Ortega
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1 year ago

You eat it, I'll have the next ;).

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

at least now there will always be forks available

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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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Aaron W
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1 year ago

I'm guessing he never complained again.

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MRaina
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1 year ago

you guys look like fun :)

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Laura Zappenduster
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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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Random Panda
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1 year ago

Now I need to know what the MIL said.

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Megan Curl
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1 year ago

That was expensive!

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MRaina
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1 year ago

this is so close to home :) I have already divided our stuff in my mind, i have a fool proof plan ready to be executed on the drop of hat

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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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Nini Meow
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Legit

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Panda Kicki
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1 year ago

I was an first trimester, looked at falling leaves at autumn. One leaft was blown away and ended up all alone on a roof. I cried my eyes out for the poor little one. 😂

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Jack Dorian myers
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1 year ago

Seriously wth

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