26 Things Feminists Are Tired Of Hearing

You know you don’t want it.

1. “You just need to get laid.”

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Tried it. Sex didn’t stop the patriarchy.

2. “Are you a lesbian?”

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3. “The pay gap doesn’t really exist. It’s just because of babies.”

This study shows that female graduates with no babies earn less than their male counterparts, even after studying the same subject. And here is a load more evidence that babies aren’t the only cause of the pay gap.

4. “OK, you’re a feminist, but you still shave (insert intimate body part) right?”

5. “But you’re not like all those other feminists, are you?”

Not all feminists are the same. We all burn a different size of bra.

6. “You’re a feminist! You can’t say that!”

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7. “You don’t believe in quotas, do you?”

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Lots of people are scared of quotas, which they think give women an unfair advantage. Only 35 countries in the world have more than 30% female parliamentarians, and the UK, the US, and Australia aren’t among them. Most of the countries in the top 35 use some sort of quota system. Such as Rwanda, which has the highest proportion of female parliamentarians at 64% despite only having a 30% quota.

8. “Maybe fewer women want to be prime minister?”

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Maybe women are socio-educated to expect less from their careers?

9. “But men and women are equal now.”

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Nope. So many reasons.

10. “Sexism isn’t as bad as it used to be.”

Yay, my husband doesn’t own me any more!

11. “Women in other countries have it so much worse than you! Stop complaining.”

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Just because we aren’t Yemen doesn’t mean we can’t be more like Iceland.

12. “Men get objectified too.”

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Most feminists aren’t against objectification per se. Everyone enjoys some objectification occasionally. But women get it more, and sometimes we want some time off, such as when running for a bus, bending over to pick up a pencil, or when running for parliament.

13. “Beyoncé just says she’s a feminist to sell albums.”

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14. “The word ‘feminist’ is sexist. Why aren’t you just a humanist or an egalitarian?”

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Because being a feminist is the best, and the fact you think the word is sexist makes you sexist. BOOM!

15. “Women in sport earn less than men because they are worse at sport.”

Maybe women earn less because the men who run the TV channels decide not to show women’s sports as much. Just a thought.

16. “How does your boyfriend feel about you being a feminist?”

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17. “Cat-calling is a compliment.”

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18. “Get back to the kitchen LOLZZ.”

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When was this funny? Never.

19. “It’s just banter.”

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20. “You’re choosing to be offended.”

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You’re choosing to be a knob.

21. “But censorship! Freedom of speech!”

22. “Why are you always angry?”

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23. “Reverse sexism.”

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Not a thing.

24. “Not all men!!!”

25. “Misandry.”

26. And finally, please world, stop playing this song.

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Flo Perry is an editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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