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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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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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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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Women On TikTok Reveal Their Most 'Blatantly Sexist' Encounters

If you thought sexism wasn't still a genuine problem, think again. In a recent trend on TikTok, women are sharing their most "blatantly sexist" encounters, and the stories are shockingly heartbreaking. The trend started when TikToker @mandyalise uploaded a video recounting a frustrating experience she had while shopping with her soon-to-be-husband. She prefaced her rant by asking, "Ladies, what's the most blatantly sexist thing a man has said to you? I'll go first."

She explained how the pair were shopping for some "fancy new shirts" for her fiance. At the checkout desk, the male employee who served them provided crucial care instructions for the garments. "As he's scanning them, he's saying, 'Make sure you take good care of these. Make sure you wash them in cold water. Make sure you hang them to try and make sure you iron them. And who was that man looking at when he was explaining these washing instructions? Not my fiancé. He was looking at me."

The video has since been viewed 756k times and received almost 8k comments. Women from all over the world began sharing their own sexist encounters, which are truly heartbreaking. Here are some of those shocking revelations.

women on TikTok reveal the most blatantly sexist encounters | thumbnail includes two stories Text - Leah "An electrician came to install my light and was saying how difficult it was and I couldn't possibly understand because I'm a girl (actual words)..."
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Real Advice From The 1950s On Finding A Husband: Feed The Pigeons

Dating in 2020 isn't easy. Between the endless Tinder swipes and empty hookups, it's a wonder anyone finds love nowadays. But I refuse to believe that it's impossible and I firmly hold onto the idea that true romance is still achievable. But has love always been this hard to find? It would seem so... a magazine article titled '129 Ways to Get a Husband' was discovered in a 1958 edition of American magazine McCall's. These ⁠— quite frankly ⁠— sexist and offensive tips are hilarious to look through now and see how women were encouraged to find love back in the day. I've decided to go through one tip and a time and see whether or not it would actually work in 2020. Let's take a look at tip #9...

advice husband 1950 feed pigeons offensive dating apps tinder online relevant magazine advice | 1950s dating advice 129 WAYS GET HUSBAND #9 SIT ON PARK BENCH AND FEED PIGEONS Susan, it Just me or are these offensive?
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Real Advice From The 1950s On Finding A Husband: Vacation Wisely

In 2012, the invention of Tinder changed the landscape of love, dating, and relationships as we know it. Gone are the days where flirting required real-life, face-to-face interaction — instead, welcome to the age of virtual romance, where your next hook up is only one swipe away. As a woman who uses dating apps, I know how easy it is to feel like a small disposable fish in an endlessly big pond of younger, better looking, and more heavily photoshopped fish. But I often wonder if courtship was really that much easier before online dating took over, or whether the struggle to find good-quality men has been one that women have faced since the dawn of time...?

advice husband 1950 vacation offensive dating apps tinder online relevant magazine advice | 1950s dating advice 129 WAYS GET HUSBAND #8 TAKE SEVERAL SHORT VACATIONS AT DIFFERENT PLACES..
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Take Up Golf: Real 1950s Tips On Finding A Husband

In 2012, the invention of Tinder changed the landscape of love, dating, and relationships as we know it. Gone are the days where flirting required real-life, face-to-face interaction and welcome to the age of virtual romance, where your next hook up is only one swipe away. As a woman who uses dating apps, it's easy to feel like a small disposable fish in an endlessly big pond of younger, better looking, and more heavily photoshopped fish. I often wonder if courtship was really that much easier before online dating took over, or has the struggle to find good-quality men been one that women have faced since the dawn of time...?

advice husband 1950 golf offensive dating apps tinder online relevant magazine advice | 1950s dating advice 129 WAYS GET HUSBAND #7 TAKE UP GOLF AND GO DIFFERENT GOLF COURSES Susan is it me or are these offensive
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Real Advice From The 1950s On Finding A Husband: Tip 6

In 2012, the invention of Tinder changed the landscape of love, dating, and relationships as we know it. Gone are the days where flirting required real-life, face-to-face interaction and welcome to the age of virtual romance, where your next hook up is only one swipe away. As a woman who uses dating apps, it's easy to feel like a small disposable fish in an endlessly big pond of younger, better looking, and more heavily photoshopped fish. I often wonder if courtship was really that much easier before online dating took over, or has the struggle to find good-quality men been one that women have faced since the dawn of time? 

It seems so; a magazine article titled '129 Ways to Get a Husband' was discovered in a 1958 edition of American magazine McCall's. In what seems to be an attempt to help its readers find a husband, it lists 129 bizarre, sexist, and possibly politically incorrect tips to point them in the right direction. I've decided to look into each one to see if they would work today and whether or not things have really changed all that much over the past 62 years when it comes to dating. Welcome to your weekly tip on 'How To Find A Husband: 1950s Style'. Here's Tip #6. 

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Real Advice From The 1950s On Finding A Husband: Tip 5

In 2012, the invention of Tinder changed the landscape of love, dating, and relationships as we know it. Gone are the days where flirting required real-life, face-to-face interaction and welcome to the age of virtual romance, where your next hook up is only one swipe away. As a woman who uses dating apps, it's easy to feel like a small disposable fish in an endlessly big pond of younger, better looking, and more heavily photoshopped fish. I often wonder if courtship was really that much easier before online dating took over, or has the struggle to find good-quality men been one that women have faced since the dawn of time? 

It seems so; a magazine article titled '129 Ways to Get a Husband' was discovered in a 1958 edition of American magazine McCall's. In what seems to be an attempt to help its readers find a husband, it lists 129 bizarre, sexist, and possibly politically incorrect tips to point them in the right direction. I've decided to look into each one to see if they would work today and whether or not things have really changed all that much over the past 62 years when it comes to dating. Welcome to your weekly tip on 'How To Find A Husband: 1950s Style'. Here's Tip #5. 

find husband 1950 offensive dating apps tinder online relevant magazine advice census | 1950s dating advice 129 ways to get a husband LOOK IN THE CENCUS REPORTS FOR THE PLACES WITH THE MOST SINGLE MEN Susan is it just me or are these offensive
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What Men Imagined The Women's Suffrage Movement Would Be Like (42 Pics)

Women's suffrage, the legal right of women to vote. Women's suffrage first began in 1848, when a women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. 

And from the moment the word spread, the men dramatically feared the worst... stepping into their wives shoes. 

Must have been so awful being a housewife. Considering all the men who created these illustrations displaying their worst nightmare, becoming the housewife themselves. Oh, the absolute horror. 


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