Ok, it’s time to get real for a bit.
Twitter user @jestme got a little experiment rolling with a simple question, and an example response.
Let me go first. When I walk in a dark lane, I mentally am aware of the escape routes.
— Gayatri (@jestme) December 10, 2020
Pretty sobering right from the start, and an indication that this wasn’t a set up for a bunch of jokes.
The female experience was on broad display. Here are just a few of the resonate responses.
10. Just kids
Maybe, maybe not, but why is that something you feel the need to dictate to me?
"You'll change your mind about having kids" https://t.co/2vRvUJV6t2
— Phoebe Greggor (@Phoebe_Greggor) December 10, 2020
9. When you getting hitched?
Oh sure you’ve got a rich full life but come on, what are you, a spinster?
No amount of professional or educational achievement is enough to make up for the fact that I’m unmarried.
— MadMax is recovering (@TapiocaChip) December 10, 2020
8. It’s that time
Believe it or now I might just have some thoughts.
My assertiveness at work is called that time of the month.
— Gee (@GayatriiM) December 10, 2020
7. Every single time
My fellow guys – you gotta stop this. Take the no. Take the hint. You’re not just annoying her, you’re making her feel unsafe.
Telling men I’m in a relationship even though I’m single because they’d rather respect an unknown man more than my choice to say No.
— Freida Maggi Khalo?️? (@yadudewhatever) December 11, 2020
6. Part of the crew
This is some deep-seeded stuff.
I don’t have anything against the cabin crew but why the assumption. What if I am an flight engineer. Why must one assume as a woman I can only be a cabin crew… ?
— • (@dillidikudii) December 11, 2020
5. Do you even lift?
Why, cause you guys can’t?
They tell me I shouldn’t lift such heavy weights. https://t.co/pbFgCuQbMl
— Ree (@ScrollsNInk) December 10, 2020
4. Going up
Take a few anxious breaths every time am alone with a man in an elevator
— Ziba Bhagwagar (@howbza) December 10, 2020
3. Cut it out
Yo I don’t even like cake.
Please cut the cake and distribute – team celebrations
— Soundarya (@soundarya_b) December 11, 2020
2. Late to bed and early to rise
Gotta take care of everything.
Most days am the last one to sit for dinner, last one to go to bed and first one to rise.
— Bhumika Thakkar (@bhumikagem) December 11, 2020
1. No fun
When we’re teaching children not to laugh, that should be a sure sign we’re on the wrong track.
Was actually taught how to sit “properly” and not to laugh out loud.
— Nareal Chutney (@VeduVada) December 10, 2020
I’m gonna need a minute after all that.
So how about you? Can you tell us you’re a woman without telling us you’re a woman?
Give it a try in the comments.