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The Dumbest Things That Have Been Said to Me as a Woman

My friends and I are constantly complaining about the constant sexist comments made by boyfriends, friends, old-fashioned family members, and even professors! So, in honor of International Women’s day this week I thought it would be hilarious to gather some of those comments up and have my roommates and I respond to them. Here’s a list of 20 statements/questions we get the most, get ready to relate!

  1.  “You can’t go out this late! A girl should never be out this late!”
  • I’m so sorry why can my brother go out, but I can’t? Is this a law?!

    2.”Lol you’re a girl, you can’t drive stick.”

  •   B**ch, watch me.

    3. “What do you mean you can’t cook? Isn’t that supposed to be like, your thing?”

  • You don’t have a beard, isn’t that supposed to be like, YOUR thing?

    4. “Are you PMS’ing? You seem annoyed.”

  • As Lilly Singh says, “Don’t always assume I’m on my period, because one day you’ll be sleeping, and I’m just going to assume you’re dead and bury you in the backyard.”

    5. “What are you doing in the shower for 40 minutes?!”

  • It’s called shaving my legs, people.

    6. “Sit up like a lady!”

  • Oh ok, you mean like this?

     7. “Stop whistling, that’s for boys.”

  • Oh, I didn’t know whistling defined masculinity, that’s new.

    8. “Why do you want to be a doctor? You can just marry one!”


    9. “You’re too pretty to be smart.”

  • Aaaand, that’s why you’re single.

   10. “Just find a good man and your life will be set.”

  • My life doesn’t revolve around men, it revolves around food.

    11. “Can’t you just hold it in?” – a guy taking about periods.

  • Can’t you just hold in your stupidity?! Ugh. Not worth my time.

   12. “Women are far too emotional to be president.”

  • At least we don’t look like Cheetos.

   13. “You’re into cars? That’s a first for a girl.”

  • I don’t even know what to say to this, I’d honestly just make a face.

    14. “Do you really watch football? Like REALLY watch it?”

  • YES, YES I DO.

   15. “Wow, you don’t drive like a girl.”

  • Am I supposed to drive 10 miles under the speed limit or something? I don’t get it.

    16. “You look sick”- without makeup.

         “OMG that’s a lot of makeup”- with makeup.

  • We can’t win can we?

   17. “You’re a girl, aren’t you supposed to carry lotion in your purse?”

  • I didn’t know being a girl came with an instruction manual, ha-ha! Where do I get it, and why do you have one?

   18. “Girl, you could be my trophy wife.”

  • Yeah, no thanks.

   19. “If you could live without makeup or your phone which would it be?”

  • Do boys really think this is what girls are worried about?

   20. “But, you’re just a girl.”

  • I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy asking him to… LEAVE HER THE F*@K ALONE. 

Happy International Women’s Day to all the ladies out there! Just know you are more than these comments and you can do anything your set your mind to.

Here’s to strong women!  May we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them. 



William Paterson University Junior Harry potter fan and Public Health major
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