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Boss Dragged For Claiming Employee's Morning Sickness 'Counteracts Feminist Movement'

If you ever need a stark reminder that sexism is still very much alive and well, here's a story for ya. A male employer recently posted a rant on Reddit's Am I The AHole, expressing his displeasure over his (by the sounds of it, very much overworked) female employee's productivity being affected by her morning sickness. Yeah, no sh*t Sherlock. Try going through one day of pregnancy, and then mansplain about what a breeze it is. He said that since she was only in her "first trimester and barely even pregnant yet," he didn't think it was "fair to other women that she was using a normal bodily function as an excuse for low productivity." Ummm OK. Death is also a 'normal bodily function,' so I'm not sure that argument holds up. The cherry on the top of his ignorant, misogynistic rant was him telling her, "This is what women fought to counteract during the feminist movement." OK, so two things are clear to me: not only does this idiot have zero comprehension of how difficult pregnancy can be, but he's completely missed the point that his dismissal of her medical issues because it's pregnancy-related, is the sexist part. As you can imagine, Redditors were quick to jump down his throat, calling him out on being the a—hole that he is. God help his wife when she is pregnant.

boss is dragged for complaining female employee's morning sickness undoes years of feminist activism | thumbnail Text - Posted by u/Unfair-Raspberry-108 5 days ago AITA for telling an employee that pregnancy is not an excuse for low productivity? Asshole I work in an office (due to the nature of our work and our employer, we are not working remotely right now) where I supervise a team of three people. The end of the year is our crunch time, and it means that my entire team is putting in more hou
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Man's Tweet About Staying Away From 'Vulgar' Women Roasted For Toxic Masculinity

Despite all the work we do to eradicate the toxic masculinity that seeps through society, it is still alive and well. The archaic and unhealthy attitudes that so many men have towards women will take a lot of work to undo totally, and even then, it may not ever really be gone. Just in case you're skeptical, some men go out of their way to let you know that they aren't changing their minds about women's roles and place in society any time soon. One guy took to Twitter to express his feelings on the topic, saying, "Stay away from vulgar women. A feminine, respectful woman values what she speaks or writes. A woman who easily says or writes "f*ck", "vagina", "d*ck" is a NO. Vulgar women are damaged women who come with emotional baggage. FOCUS ON YOUR LIFE. #MasculinitySaturday." As you can imagine, Twitter lost its mind over this insanely ridiculous tweet and clapped back, telling him just how delusional and damaging his thought process was.

Man's Tweet About Staying Away From 'Vulgar' Women Roasted For Toxic Masculinity | thumbnail text - Eric @amerix Men, Stay away from vulgar women. A feminine, respectful woman values what she speaks or writes. A woman who easily says or writes "f ick", "vagina", "d.ck" is a NO. Vulgar women are damaged women who come with emotional baggage. FOCUS ON YOUR LIFE. #MasculinitySaturday
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Mansplaining Experiences That Are Equal Parts Cringy And Entertaining

mansplaining has fully gone from being one of the most painful experiences a person can endure, to one of the most entertaining things to call out. There is nothing more satisfying than staring at someone blankly as they explain something to you about something they have no idea about, and then plainly saying, "Are you done mansplaining now?" Yes, it's incredibly embarrassing for them and they might get defensive, but if those sensations prevent them from engaging in more corrective dysfunction, it'll all be worth it.

Mansplaining Experiences That Are Equal Parts Cringy And Entertaining| thumbnail text - popcorn queen @CassiFricke Some dude mansplained maple syrup to me today as if I won't Buddy the Elf the shit out of my waffle right in front of his eyes 10:44 PM · Jun 20, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 2 Retweets 11 Likes
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Women Disclose Moments They Called Out And Shut Down Misogynists

Women are constantly talked down to, people look at us like we literally know nothing and then stroke their egos by going out of their way to mansplain the most basic of things to us. Often in these scenarios, it's just easier to sit there and let them make a fool out of themselves. But we all fantasize about calling them out and shutting down their BS. Is there anything more satisfying in this world than humiliating a misogynist? We'll wait.

Women Disclose Moments They Called Out And Shut Down Misogynists| thumbnail text - brilliant-soul 8 hours ago My lil brother is suuuuuper misogynistic, and used to freak out at me when I didn't shave. I told him for years I'd shave when he did, considering his legs were hairier than mine. He never did take me up on that offer tho.... 4 Vote Reply Share •..
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Ladies Call Out The Things They Do That Are Traditionally 'Masculine'

It really is about time that we start taking labels off of things that really don't need to have them. Having muscles, knowing how to fix cars, being a boss, none of these things should be considered more appropriate for one gender or another. So many people probably never realize their full potential because they feel that society will judge them if they follow a route that is 'traditionally' expected of men or women. Who benefits from these kinds of labels? The only people that come to mind are gender-peveal party planners, but it's probably time they switch careers anyway.

Women Call Out The Things They Do That Are Traditionally 'Masculine'| thumbnail text - LadyLikesSpiders · 8h I like heavy metal and play guitar. Metal is mostly hairy men screaming I play quite a bit of videogames. I think gaming isn't exactly a men's only club, but there is still a fair bit of misogyny and gendered gatekeeping in the community that I can go ahead and say it isn't particularly feminine G Reply 1 Vote 3 ...
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Men Confess The Things They Wish They Could Do, Even Though It's 'Unmanly'

Gender roles are seriously getting so old, and every time we think some serious progress had been made, a thread like this shows up and we are confronted with the fact that we still have a loooong way to go. Yes, we've come a long way from 'boys wear blue and girls wear pink,' or 'boys don't cry.' But these social norms didn't just disappear into thin air. Even if they're not pushed onto us as overtly as, say, the 50's, doesn't mean the ideas don't linger into our minds every time we make a decision about what to wear, or how to sit. 

Basically, things are better, but we haven't entirely broken strict expectations for gender expression. But one day we will, as Miley Cyrus once said, "It's the climb."

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Weekly Dose Of Mansplaining Tweets

It's time to address the fact that not all mansplainers are male-identifying. Anyone has the potential to be a mansplainer. It's quite a simple feat. All you have to do is insert your opinion when literally nobody asked. You can start by giving someone a glance, then assume that they are thirsty for information that only you can provide, and then go ahead and proceed to murder their ears with this unsolicited information. They may not appear appreciative in the moment, but surely they will thank you later via Twitter, just like these people.

Enjoy your weekly cringy Tweets about mansplaining.

Weekly Dose Of Mansplaining Tweets| Thumbnail text - reilly @nyreilly ... a period is the universe mansplaining that you're not pregnant 4:34 AM · May 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 4 Retweets 19 Likes
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Weekly Dose Of Mansplaining Tweets

Is there a mansplainer awareness group yet? It seems a lot of these people could use an outlet. A place where they can freely correct people even though everyone in the room knows there was nothing to correct. There must be some kind of dopamine release that occurs in a mansplainer whenever he gets the privilege of uttering the words, "Well actually..." I can't imagine the struggle.

Here are some more tweets about people who suffer from correctile dysfunction. Pray for them!

Weekly Dose Of Mansplaining Tweets (May 19, 2021)| Thumbnail text - feminist next door @emrazz 1d I absolutely love when men explain the law to me. Please go on I'm positively riveted. twitter.com/missinglink5_.. ... This Tweet is unavailable. 34 27 16 688 The left testicle of Sauron. @ashsmashbrah Replying to @emrazz *urge to mansplain intensifys* You ladies have no idea. If we don't mansplain something, we die. Or worse, get manflu. 2:51 PM · 5/16/21 · Twitter for Android
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Seemingly Harmless Everyday Things That Scream 'Sexism'

It can be worrying how deeply embedded sexism is in our everyday lives. Sometimes misogynistic norms can become so accepted that we forget to question them. A lot of women are confronted with these contradictions when they are asked something like, "Why do you shave your legs in the winter? Or really, at all?" A lot of us subscribe to the notion that we just feel more comfortable or cleaner when we have smooth legs, but how much of that is true? If we had grown up in an alternate universe where nobody put a razor on their skin, and women in films were au naturel, would we still want to shave it all off?

On Reddit, women are sharing seemingly harmless things that are really sexist, this thread may make you reconsider why you have made certain choices in your life.

Seemingly Harmless Everyday Things That Scream 'Sexism'| thumbnail text - ohmyh00dness • 20h The "compliment" of being told "you're not like other girls" 187 ...
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Women Reveal Appalling Workplace Crimes Their Male Coworkers Got Away With

In the 1776 US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.' Looks like old Tom forgot to include women in the declaration. No worries, homie - we ended up getting that equality a whole bunch of years later. However, in the workplace, we still got a long way to go. On a Reddit thread, A Reddit user asked women about things their male coworkers did that they would have been fired for, and the responses were pretty crazy. Scroll down to widen your eyes in disbelief at some of these wild workplace stories. 

Reddit thread about men who got away with appalling workplace crimes | thumbnail text - white water rafting
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New Mom Lashes Out After Husband's Constant Sexist Jokes

Having children is quite possibly the most significant commitment you will ever make in your life and one you should only undertake if you plan on doing the hard work involved in raising your kids. This means sharing parental responsibilities with your partner, even if you didn't give birth yourself. Yes, dads, we're talking about you. However, it appears that some fathers don't understand how contributing half the ingredients towards making a child means that you are responsible for half the work in taking care of them. One new mom found out that not all dads believe this to be the case when her husband used sexist jokes as responses to her repeated requests to help her with their baby. She claimed that she did 99% of the work, and her husband refused to help, claiming that it was the women's job to raise babies. When she finally snapped and called him a d*ck, he went off in a huff, making her feel the need to apologize. She posted her dilemma on Reddit's Am I The A—Hole, and unsurprisingly, Redditors had a lot to say in her defense.

new mom upset over husbands constant sexist jokes | thumbnail text - Posted by u/professorplopsy 4 days ago 12 5 AITA for calling my husband ad*ck? Not the A-hole I (F33) and husband (M37) had a baby 5 months ago. He really wanted kids, I was on the fence. However, I am the one who does 99% of the baby stuff. Asking him to do something is like pulling teeth sometimes. He keeps making jokes like he doesn't need to do stuff, he has a wife for that, or he can't do something, he's holding the baby.
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Twitter Documents Gendered Bathroom Signs Gone Wrong

Who knew people could get creative when it comes to gendering bathroom signs? Alas, not every creative project goes well - while some thrive, others totally bomb. Twitter users the worst yet funniest gendered bathroom signs, and they did not disappoint. Below are the best shots of gendered bathroom signs gone wrong. Some are stereotypical, some are sexist, but all are hilarious. Check 'em out, and let us know which one is your fave! 

Funny tweets about gendered bathroom signs | thumbnail text - Aaron H. Aceves @aaronhaceves found worst possible way gender bathrooms! EGGS PEACHES SAUSAGE NΑNAS 10:08 AM Feb 27, 2021 Twitter iPhone
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Women Disclose The Weirdest Things Men Have Said To Them At The Gym

The gym is already a dreaded, sweaty place to begin with. If we all just minded our own business and suffered in peace, that would be great. Unfortunately, that's not quite the reality at the gym. If you thought creepy men that ruin your morning commute were the worst, just wait until you meet the creepy men that frequent the gym. A Reddit user asked what the weirdest thing someone has said to you at the gym was, and garnered some pretty crazy responses - check 'em out below. 

Reddit women talk about the weirdest things men said to them at the gym | thumbnail text - I had a guy come on the treadmill next to mine and after trying to make a bit of small talk, asked me if he could buy my undies from me when I had finished my work out.
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Badass Women Who Made History So You Wouldn't Have to

Unless you live under a rock, you're well aware that March is Women's History Month. I gotta say that I personally love a month dedicated to little old me and my feminist ferocity.  Because I haven't done anything particularly notable (YET), I wanted to compile a list of women that completely changed the course of history. Maybe I can steal their ideas because copying is the best form of flattery, right? Perhaps you'll gain some inspo from these incredible ladies too. Scroll down for some great historical female bada**es

Ten women that changed the course of history | thumbnail text - happy women's history month if a man tries to talk to me this month I will be calling the police
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Twitter Women Call Out Gross Sexism in These Candid Tweets

Sexism is still alive and well in 2021, even against our best efforts. Nonetheless, the women of Twitter aren't having any of it. They're coming straight for the double standards, mansplainers, rape culture, and period shamers at full throttle. Some tweets will make you laugh, some tweets will make you cry, but all of them call out the sexists of the world for their bullsh*t. Scroll down for these super harsh but true tweets. 

Tweet about sexism | thumbnail text - 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
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Tweets About Being A Woman Without Saying 'Woman'

A tweet asking women to "Tell me you're a woman without telling me you're a woman" has gone viral. And not necessarily for positive reasons. Hundreds of women commented, describing their experiences of being women without revealing their gender in a sentence or two. The majority of comments pointed out an inequality, discrimination, or assumption that they face from the world as a woman, whether it was about their safety when walking alone, the pressures of motherhood, or their career prospects. Here are some of the comments, which show just how far the world still needs to go regarding women's equality.

twitter thread of women describing being a woman without using the word woman | thumbnail Text - Sanjana Singh @filmy_singh A whole market thrives on my insecurities about my body O Gayatri @jestme Dec 10 Tell me you're a woman without telling me you're a woman. Show this thread 12:00 PM Dec 11, 2020 Twitter Web App >
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