Why can't people (men in particular) think before they speak? It really is simple to understand the words falling out of your mouth. Syntax of one of life's greatest gifts and forethought... so please utilize them gents.Redditor u/chiefmeef wanted to hear from all the ladies. We need to get some men a little more woke to the words falling out of their mouths by asking.... Women of reddit, what is something that men say or do that is very hurtful to you without them realizing it is?
When I got flashed by a creep on a late night deserted commute, and my male friend couldn't understand why it was screwed up, since he wouldn't mind being flashed by a woman. nvyetka
"You're a little show off, aren't you?"
I'm a huge fan of astronomy and one time this guy overheard me saying it, and said "Really? What's the planet with the most moons?" At the time, Jupiter had the most moons and I said it was Jupiter. He claimed that I was wrong and wanted me to google it so we could be sure. Of course, I was right, and he said "You're a little show-off, aren't you?" and left. I just didn't understand why he had to question my statement. Still don't. spaceyteacup
Was it the ADHD?!
I just recently noticed how my boyfriend interrupts me whenever I'm talking after every 20-30 seconds. I thought this was due to his ADHD, but then I noticed he will literally listen to any of his male roommates talk endlessly without his constant interjection.
The thing is, I don't think he does it purposely or maliciously, he apologizes and asks me to continue after his interruption but I'm tired of repeating myself and losing my train of thought. Or pretending to forget what I was talking about just so I don't have to go through the whole process again. LovelyLittleJay
"my husband's tools"
I am very handy and love DIY, my husband couldn't care less about home improvement projects, landscaping, etc. So, most of the tools and equipment we own were purchased and are used by me. I hate it when men will assume I don't know how to use "my husband's tools" or that he should be the one fixing things. Like my tiny woman brain can't handle power tools or basic plumbing. imtkimtk
"You're so cute when you get angry"
"You're so cute when you get angry"
I had people tell me that a few times, including lovers and family members. Always men, for some reason. I am a very tiny woman that looks 10 years younger than my actual age and this always gets to me. I only very rarely get really angry, and when I do it's because something feels deeply, fundamentally wrong.
I'm not cute, I'm angry. I'm devastated and you're not listening, nor taking my feelings, nor the unacceptable situation, nor logic in account.
Whenever someone tells me that, I could cry for the injustice of it all. None of those who said it understood why I hated it. Now I usually fake to be unaffected and reply something like "Ok, we'll talk later when your brain works again" and leave. But I can never really forgive them for it. MMXXfan
When men feel like they have to "test" women when they mention that they have interests that are typically considered masculine. I'm a huge (American) football fan and have been playing for almost a decade now but sometimes when I tell men about it, they're all like:"Oh really? Name all of the [insert team name here]'s previous coaches" or something like that. CichaelMlifford
How's the Job?
Many of my male friends or acquaintances (and even my dad) like to talk to my husband about how his job is going, but rarely ask me about mine. I make nearly the same pay check and have a fairly interesting job that I've worked hard to get, but I think they think I'd rather talk about my social life, family, or hobbies before anything else. Its sad to not be questioned about something I spend all day doing. tootmyfloot
"Are you on your period?" when i'm angry and then not listen to a word i'm saying. seriesly
Talk 2 Me....
I grew up in the South and, even though I'm a man, I've witnessed this one numerous times and heard the gripes about it. If a woman is alone when making major purchases like cars or homes they'll get some version of the "is your husband around to talk too?" Just very dismissive of a woman's ability to make decisions on her own. ElSatchmo
Do you have something to confess to George? Text "Secrets" or "" to +1 (310) 299-9390 to talk to him about it.
What is up what men?! Guys?! Like seriously... do you hear yourselves?! How in the world do you think this is flirting?! Now yes it is nice to be complimented but somethings are just out of control and inappropriate for mixed company. Do you want a date or a jail sentence?
Redditor u/Moon_Keegan wanted all the ladies out there to share all the wrong things about what guys have said to them by asking.... Girls of Reddit: What is the creepiest thing a man has said to you in public?
This was a guy who had found my Facebook in about half a second (I have no idea how, people I want to give it to can't find it without my help): "so uh how does sex work for you? Does it hurt you? How do you do it?"
He'd found out I was disabled and decided this was an excellent and appropriate conversation piece. medicalmystery1395
I worked at a truck stop and needed a driver to sign something, but didn't have a pen. He was a super gross old fat guy, missing quite a bit of teeth. He said that I could borrow his pen, but then I'd have to get in his truck with him. He was going to lock the doors and I wasn't allowed to get out. I recoiled in horror as he gave me the most disturbing smile. The thought of having sex with me and telling me about the fantasy truly made his day. brianaausberlin
"You have all your teeth. I like that."
I was waiting for the bus
Edit: thank you for the silver! I feel honored :). M_Minkoff
I love bad girls like you.
Oh no, when I was 13, a guy grabbed me by by the wrist and he said "Hey sexy, wanna come with me so I can show you something? I love bad girls like you." I was so stupid that I was still worried about being rude and apologized to him for saying no but when he tried to fully grab my arm I just ran. Evaura
but the insistence.....
Not so much what was said at first, but the insistence (and continuing to walk with me on my route for like 20 minutes) that I must save his email address. Words alone are creepy on occasion, but it's the absolute worst when there's an element of being trapped. libre_office_warlock
I was in 6th grade and had three boys discuss my breasts in front of me like I wasn't there. The first boy said I stuffed my bra, the second one came up and explained to him how he could know that I didn't. The third joined in in the explanation of real vs fake like they were looking at a painting on a wall while I sat there flabbergasted at being noticed in that way.
I was 17 and cleaning a window at work(on one knee). Guy, in front of his ~8 yo son- "you like being on your knees?"
It happens a lot more the younger women are, creepy guys know that the older we are the less likely we are to stand for that shit. So if you're young- who gives a poop about being polite? Give them a curled lip, raised eyebrow and a well placed "ew" and watch their faces. jillyann1
Blow Off Sir!
Had an older man ask me to stir his mixed drink with my finger to make it sweeter. This was at a fancy-ish dinner party my family attended. I was 13, this guy was around 50. He went on to make a joke about me eating a sucker later on, something about "blowing pop". Still makes me nauseous after 20 years. bangcamaroxx
"You're gonna get spanking"
"You're gonna get spanking" in a sing song tone. I was working at a mom and pop burger joint and made a silly mistake. I was 19 at the time, the dude in question was 60/70. When I got embarrassed he acted proud of himself and stated "look how red she's turning!" Kitchens_Witchens_28
Once I was threatened with physical violence because I didn't smile when a guy told me to and didn't go out of my way to be nice to him when he sat down next to me.
I was also called jailbait by a few customers when I was 15 working at a local sub shop, which my manager and coworkers thought was hilarious. :(
So many more anecdotes could come to mind if I sat longer and thought about it but those stick out. big_p33n
I had rainbow colored hair as a teenager. One time at work a 60+ year old customer said to me, "Does the carpet match the drapes? Never mind, you probably don't have any down there." I've never been so uncomfortable. checkit21
When I was 10 years old.....
When I was walking to school alone and a man walked right up to me and said "excuse me, can I lick your privates?" he then laughed at me and walked away..... my dad had to pay some teenagers to walk with me to school after that. drivenlikesnow
8 Feet too Close...
I was in Paris at a Christmas market and a guy came up to me and told me I was very beautiful. Before I could say anything back, he said, "You know, I've been following you for awhile and saw your friends walk away from you. I could kidnap you so quick, they would never see you again." Then he laughs, and my friend, who was only like eight feet away and heard this exchange, pulls my arm and we start fast-walking away.
We cut down so many alleys, popped in and out of shops, and got on different trains since it was nearly impossible to know if he was still following us.
ETA: there were three of us and while we really have no idea if he had actually been following us for awhile, we assume he had been around long enough to know we spoke English, since he didn't approach me speaking French. batcalls
I was once stalked by a man who worked in the store that was next to mine and he had told me that he made his Skyrim character to look like me. claycardinal
What's the matter? Can't stand the sight of a strong Nord woman? fluxpatron
Man in club came up to me and said, "just thought I should let you know that you have great birthing hips." billywilly424242
"God you're so beautiful."
I got followed through Walmart and the guy kept passing by me and every time he would whisper "God you're so beautiful. I love you."
Edit: he followed me to check out, and circled the parking lot to see what car I got in. I flashed my gun while loading my groceries and then he left. I went a different way home and was so paranoid of being followed, but I wasn't. I was also 20 weeks pregnant. Scariest moment of my life.
"You can ride me!"
I was wearing my horseback riding clothes. He held the door for me and said "You can ride me!" when I kept walking into the store ignoring him he screamed after me "Hey You! I SAID YOU COULD RIDE ME!" This is why we can't have nice things people. mcwarles
"karate-kid crane kick"
I was in Walmart and some creepy guy came up to me and my sister and pointed at his junk in sweatpants (clearly not wearing underwear) and asked if we wanted to touch it.
Now I refuse to go to Walmart.
That's when you hit them with the karate-kid crane kick
Since this is getting attention, I want to mention the time my brother "karate-kid crane kick"ed me into a full length mirror and resulted in me getting a glass shard 1 inch deep into my back that was like a 1/4 of an inch away from my artery. glistening-Melon
I was 14....
I was 14, out shopping at an Aeropostale when these two dudes approached me. They had to be in their mid to late twenties. They followed me around the store and kept asking me to try on the mini skirt I had picked out, asked me where I lived, my name, and just generally kept following and harassing me. I was super freaked out, hoping that my mom and brother would come back to the store soon to get me out of there. PhannyPaqued
A street market in Italy. A vendor came up and started trying to convince me to marry his son. My dad ran up and was like dude she's 11. The guy said "my sons only 26. It's perfect!" Whore-Money