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Women reveal the 'passive acts of sexism' they've suffered in everyday life from being told to 'cheer up' to being asked if they're on their period - so how many are YOU guilty of? (16 Pics)

From a nasty look to an offhand comment, sometimes all it takes it one act to entirely change your opinion of a person.
Now women from around the world have taken to Reddit to share their encounters with 'passive sexism' that have tarnished their views on men forever. 
The thread began on Reddit's Ask Women forum when one person asked: 'What is the most passive, yet oblivious act of sexism a man or boy typically does in the home, bedroom, workplace, public etc. that completely changes your viewpoint of them?' 
Examples included being accused of trying to attract the opposite sex, and expecting women to solely be responsible for caring for children.
Women from around the world took to Reddit to share passive acts of sexism that have changed their views on individual men (file image)
Women from around the world took to Reddit to share passive acts of sexism that have changed their views on individual men (file image)
The thread began after a user asked others to speak about their experiences of men being oblivious to how their behaviour could be perceived as sexist
The thread began after a user asked others to speak about their experiences of men being oblivious to how their behaviour could be perceived as sexist
One user, speaking under the handle 'OverallDisaster', told how during their time working in restaurants they felt their entire existence revolved around how they looked to others.
She wrote: 'Saying I need to smile or cheer up, like my whole existence revolves around being pretty or attractive to others. 
'I got this so much when I worked in restaurants. I have bad resting ***** face and I would be perfectly fine and men would tell me constantly to 'cheer up'. Even if I was in a c****** mood, I'm freaking allowed to be.'
Another said: 'Assuming a woman is dressed up to impress someone, specifically a man. Sometimes I just like to feel confident and put together. Especially because of my job, I don't get to do that very often.' 
A flood of contributors shared their frustrations of men assuming they have a focus on being viewed as attractive 
A flood of contributors shared their frustrations of men assuming they have a focus on being viewed as attractive 
Others shared how men have made assumptions about their interests, from lacking a knowledge of sports to expecting them to focus on childcare during gatherings with friends.  
One person wrote: 'Expecting that I'll watch their child just because I'm female. I had a friend who was a relatively recent father (his daughter was two) and I came over to visit with my husband. 
'His wife was cooking dinner with their daughter in her high chair, and he was playing games with my husband. I was floating back and forth.
'Daughter started to fuss while I was in the game room, and this friend started to just...glance at me. A couple times at first, then he signed a little to heavily and asked his wife if she needed a hand.  
Others told how men had made inappropriate jokes and assumed they were on their period when having a bad day
Others told how men had made inappropriate jokes and assumed they were on their period when having a bad day
'...I came over here to hang out with you, not babysit. Why should you just play games and have fun with my husband while I take care of your daughter?'
Another added: 'When we go to a sporting event (ex: as two couples), the other guy assuming I'm not interested in the game and will keep their wife/girlfriend company so they can enjoy watching it while I miss all the fun!'
A user speaking under the handle 'ligonberrypie', claimed men often ask sexist questions when they're having a bad day.
She said: 'When I'm having a rough day or am a little frustrated with something and a guy asks, 'What, are you on your period or something? I honest to goodness cannot stand that.'

1 comment:

  1. If women ever ran out of things to complain about they'd complain about that.

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