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    21 Incredibly Offensive Things That You Should Never Say To A Woman

    When women were asked what the most misogynistic thing a man has ever said to them was, these were their responses. Inspired by this Quora thread.

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    1. "You have a pretty face, but you should get a boob job to be a complete package."

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    Right, because women should be defined by fake beauty ideals.

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    2. "Women should get married by 25. After that they start losing their beauty."

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    Try telling Meryl Streep that.

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    3. "You are smart for a girl."

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    And you're seriously insensitive for a human being in the 21st century.

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    4. "Women can't run a marathon because of the shape and placement of their hip bones."

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    Have you ever watched the Olympics?

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    5. "If you want to make it in academia, get tenured before getting pregnant."

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    Should women also prepare for more ignorant conversations like this?

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    6. "You can't be a good CEO and a good mom at the same time."

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    So men can't be good dads and CEOs at the same time?

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    7. "Girls don't have dreams and aspirations."

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    Nope. None. Nada. Zero.

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    8. "Girls aren't cut out for math and computer science, their minds just don't work that way."

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    Right, women's brains can't comprehend that you + this thought = stupid.

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    9. "This is why women shouldn't drive."

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    Is that what you said when a woman chauffeured your ass everywhere during your childhood?

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    10. "Of course you'll get the job, the boss is a man after all."

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    You're right. Resumés and hard work don't matter at all.

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    11. "Who are you, the secretary?"

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    Who are you, a misogynistic tool?

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    12. "You should think again about being a physics major. There aren't many women who are successful in physics."

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    Two words: Marie Curie.

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    13. "She's kind of asking for it by putting it all out there like that."

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    Sure, and you're asking to be robbed just by owning a wallet.

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    14. "If you become a surgeon, no man will be happy marrying you."

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    Um, have you ever heard of Meredith Grey?

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    15. "Why would a pretty girl like you want to work as a police officer?"

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    To protect others from the likes of you.

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    16. "Girls can't do math."

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    Mary Cartwright, Alicia Scott... no? Not ringing a bell?

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    17. "You should be flattered that you have a stalker."

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    Yeah, felonies, man. Constantly fearing death. That's extremely flattering.

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    18. "You don't look like an engineer."

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    And tell me, what exactly does an engineer look like?

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    19. "Try to find a rich husband."

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    Yup, that's the ONLY WAY a woman can find happiness.

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    20. "Don't take it so seriously, sweetheart."

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    Should women just calm down and relax too?

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    21. "I knew girls had it easier."

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    Yup. Childbirth is easy, fighting for their bodies is easy, unequal rights in the workplace is easy, and dealing with unintelligent comments like this is SUPER EASY.

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