I can remember times in my life where I have been beyond obnoxious because somewhere along the line it got planted in my head that if I liked a girl and she wasn’t interested, I just had to keep going until she was, somehow.
I cringe when I think back on those younger days now. It’s downright bizarre how little most guys in our society have been brought up to recognize the true thoughts and feelings of the women around them.
And little moments like these, while they certainly don’t fix it all, can serve as vital wake up calls if we’re willing to pay attention.
25. The kid question
Just stop doing this, across the board. There’s literally nothing good that can come of it.
Them: How old are you?
Them: And you don’t have kids? Wow, time to get on that.
Me: I’ve had 7 miscarriages.
Them: *Looking incredibly uncomfortable*
Me: Annnnnnnnnd I hope we’ve learned a lesson in asking inappropriate personal questions.
— Lisa ?️??? (@xLiserx) August 12, 2018
24. The eye’s have it
“If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you.” – Matthew 5:29, World English Translation
My favorite bible story is when instead of telling women to dress modestly, Jesus tells his dudes to avoid lust by plucking their eyes out
— ✨Anna Bayla (@baylagarden) May 13, 2016
23. Genuine question
Do you seriously mean to tell me I’m not the center of everyone’s universe?
i remember one time I told a girl her rudeness wasn’t attractive and she said
“genuine question, what makes you think I’m looking to attract you?”
message sent me to sleep bruv
— viren (@v7ren) August 21, 2019
22. Really digging in
Hey, fair enough.
I want the term "gold digger" to include dudes who look for a woman who will do tons of emotional labour for them
— Erin Rodgers (@ErinMRodgers) June 2, 2016
21. Key insights
I remember the first time a female friend told me about this and I was horrified.
Man: I have to be so careful now because I’m afraid women will accuse me of sexual harassment.
Woman: Poor baby. I have to carry my keys laced through my fingers like Wolverine because I’m afraid men will rape me.
— The Volatile Mermaid (Resting Witch Face) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 8, 2018
20. Basic empathy
Learn the difference between incidents and epidemics.
when girls mention sexual assaults men’s first response is “happens to men too” yet when men talk about the high rates of male suicide which is a very valid problem in our society you will NEVER find a girl say “happens to girls too” because we understand basic empathy
— molly (@mollykhadija) June 24, 2020
19. How rude
I think if I were graded on the scale of expected female friendliness I’d be thought of as the meanest a** who ever lived.
Is she being rude, or have you been socially conditioned into believing that women should be warm, positive and friendly at all times and are uncomfortable when they don’t adhere to that behaviour?
— Aaron Hoyland (@aaronhoyland) January 3, 2021
18. Pure logic
When I was a kid I got thirsty and screamed like I was being murdered for half an hour in a crowded mall.
When people find out I have all sons, they often say, "at least the teen yrs will be easier, boys are less emotional than girls", so I guess my 14 yo having 45 min meltdown about putting his own plate in the dishwasher is just him loudly expressing his rational masculine logic.
— Emma Arnold (@iamaroadtrip) December 1, 2019
17. Chairman of the bored
Look at that flex tho.
teacher: i need some strong boys to carry these chairs
me, a 9 year old girl, already sick of sexism: pic.twitter.com/iAq3y8eelM
— lucy,, (@curledbitch) February 16, 2020
16. You shot your shot
This is exactly what I’m talking about.
My teenage nephew told me he asked a girl out and she turned him down. I said, "You know what to do now, right?" He said, "I know I know keep trying" and I said "NO. LEAVE HER ALONE. She gave you an answer." He was shocked. NO ONE had told him that before. TEACH. YOUR. BOYS. https://t.co/yrxjNRnfk5
— ??Witch, Hunting ?? (@adigoesswimming) May 20, 2018
15. Shifting the blame
Way to dad, dudes.
Same way single mothers are dragged for being the parents that stayed https://t.co/Uk6WRlDsWB
— Mulungi Faith Liam (@ImaniMulungi) August 9, 2020
14. Down with the ship
Children first, sure, but why the rest of it?
dudes get mad at the “women and children first” rule like women and children made that rule. that’s some tough guy “I ain’t scared to die” bullshit you guys did to yourselves. if you don’t want to go down with the ship then learn how to cry in public you sociopaths.
— Alice Hamilton (@AliceRHamilton) January 13, 2020
13. Decisions, decisions
Don’t get mad at the symptoms before you’ve taken a second to understand the disease.
The same men who decided women were legally the property of their fathers and/or husbands and therefore could not own property or hold bank accounts of their own. ? https://t.co/5Hndu4YKzc
— J. Skyler (@jskylerinc) January 22, 2020
Not everybody needs you to save them. Get that bread.
new movie idea: small town farm boy goes to the big city and falls in love with a hotshot lawyer woman who convinces him to move into the city and start hating christmas
— kelly (@kelllicopter) December 2, 2019
11. Across state lines
Ok but for serious tho.
Gambling is illegal in Hawaii but totally legal in Nevada.
Should Hawaii be able to prosecute Hawaiians who go to Vegas to gamble?
If you answer NO, you are just scratching the surface of the breathtaking unconstitutionality of the Georgia abortion ban
— Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) May 19, 2019
10. It’s fine, period
Honestly guys, grow up. Yeah human bodies are weird as heck but we all got ’em.
Guys that r grossed out about girls getting their periods are lame. I'm sure your mother was praying to get hers but got you instead, tragic
— nikki (@Nikkitartler) September 8, 2016
9. “Boys will be boys”
This is a cause I firmly believe in.
“boys will be boys” is supposed to be used when your mom finds you and your homies age 10 putting mayonnaise on the slip n slide instead of water and calling it the miracle whip n slide. it’s NOT supposed to be used to shrug off sexism and rape culture.
— water father 1312 (@hydrated_thembo) June 12, 2020
8. Oh come on
Learn to find solutions for both of ya’ll.
when guys are like “i’m not gonna be able to cum with a condom on” it’s like, ok, cool. sorry to hear that. i’m probably not gonna be able to cum at all, so i guess we’ll get through this together.
— Dana Donnelly (@danadonnelly) December 19, 2019
7. Braided together
Don’t pull this on people who work for you, leave them be.
Years ago I was told to take a clip out of my newsreel because I was wearing braids. The news director told me I wouldn’t get a job with braids. I left the clip in and landed a job in the industry. Now, I’m wearing them on-air for the first time. Braids are professional. pic.twitter.com/pqjhpEYI4z
— Treasure Roberts (@TRobertsTV) August 4, 2020
It’s all fun and games until you devastate yourself like this.
Thinking about the time that I said that I was distantly related to Marie Curie and a guy explained “It’s pronounced Mariah Carey”
— Eileen Mary ?’Connell (@i_Lean) September 1, 2020
5. Passing the bar
Are we just belittling for fun?
Conservatives: Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you can become anything you want.@AOC: *goes from bartender to Congresswoman*
Conservatives: No, not like that.
— Bongwater Bigfoot (@Giderah) March 12, 2019
4. The shame game
men shame women for having a lot of consensual sex more than they shame other men for rape
— kenz (@sevreds) January 14, 2018
3. The double standard
All jokes aside it’s really sickening.
Women are told not to post photos that show too much skin because it might limit our future career options.
Men who are rapists are elected to the highest office.
— Eva (@ZindagiForEva) May 4, 2020
2. Just talking
I dunno man, what were you saying before?
"So basically I just can never talk to women again"
Hey man if that's what you need in order to not be a sexual predator, then yes.
— Jana 'Fully Automated Luxury Communist' Hall (@ugobananas) June 20, 2020
1. Very mature
I never heard either but I get it.
Something I heard a lot growing up: Girls, boys mature more slowly than you. Make allowances for them.
Something I never heard: Boys, girls mature more rapidly than you. Look to them as examples of intelligence and leadership.
— Lil Shayno from 97th (@_withawhy) September 20, 2018
Time to wake up and have a stretch, fellas.
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