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It can often be hard to believe that, in the 21st century, misogyny can still be so rampant.

But one viral thread recently pointed out just how deeply ingrained and pervasive it truly is in our society.


It all started when Twitter user @sswyers tweeted about a snide comment her boss made after viewing the thumbnail of a woman's profile picture on LinkedIn.

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After some confusion, @sswyers tried to dig a little deeper into what her boss meant.

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The boss finally got down to the matter.

He thought the picture was "slutty."

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@sswyers wasn't having any of it.

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And then, after some back and forth, @sswyrs finally got down to what it was really about.

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@sswyers/Twitter

Needless to say, @sswyers was appalled, and called out exactly what was happening here.




People were left shaking their heads.



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Other women soon chimed in with their own horror stories of misogyny from both men and women.

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You've been warned, ladies.

No attractive profile pictures that might make men all hot and bothered.



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