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I feel like I don’t know much of anything about anything.

And I’ve certainly experienced my fair share of misunderstanding women, so this should be an educational romp through Reddit:

Women of Reddit, what is a 100% myth about women? from AskReddit

Let’s bust some myths, shall we?

1. Bathrooms

That the reason we go to the bathroom in groups is to gossip and fix our makeup.

The truth is, it takes time to worship the Dark Lord, and summoning is best performed in groups of 3 or more.

– Lumpy-Spring6794

2. Periods

That all women are hormonal inconsiderate b**ches during their period.

Source: I’m a woman that feels totally normal while on my period. I also have many a friends that are like me.

– I_am_dean

3. Stereotypes

That we are either a girly girl, tomboy, gamer girl, or some other stereotype when we can be all of them or none of them. Humans are multifaceted and we all have different experiences.

I grew up with only brothers, am athletic, lift weights, have a BFF who is a professional makeup artist (subsequently I am very good at makeup), can cook, went to fashion school, and am the breadwinner of my family.

You can’t put me in a box.

– GrandEmperorSloth

4. PERIODS

My fav part of that myth [that we can hold in our periods] is the implication that women are simply being stupid or intentionally difficult by choosing not to hold their periods in until the most opportune time.

As if we have the ability but are going “ehh I could wait until I get home but f**k it, imma change a tampon in a public restroom just for the thrill of it. Really feel like ruining a pair of pants today while I’m at it.”

– Much_Difference

5. Lesbians

That Lesbians “just haven’t had the right d**k yet.”

Sirs, I regret to inform you: there is no magic penis out there that will change our s**uality. I know you love the little fellas and think they’re magical, but for us Lesbians? I swear to you, they are not, nor will they ever be: magic.

In the wise words of Mike Wizowski: “Put that thing back where it came from or so help me.”

– RelentlesslyCrooked

6. Humanity

That we are a myth in general.

No, we are human, we don’t magically make anything better just because we are girls/women/we carry babies and give birth.

Men/women find yourselves first, then acquire a partner (if you want of course) but women are not goddesses, muses, or divine-like creatures. Thanks for thinking that, but we also pee, poop, fart, get sick, we smell, we get messy periods, a lot of us h**e cleaning/cooking, other women definitely don’t want kids or even wanna be around them, we can love being muscular and not girly looking and that doesn’t make us less worthy.

And just because we look girly, it doesn’t mean we are weak or stupid.

– pleasekillmerightnow

7. The bedroom

That we never want to make love and why we have to fake headache to stop you : a lots of women don’t even have pleasure with you and with penetration in general.

Try sometime thinking about your partner and please stop guilt trip them.

– anxiouspotat

8. Underwear

We always wear pretty panties and matching bras.

Listen up, men. I have period panties and a 40DD chest. That chest gets protected in usually ugly bras and the period panties you’ll never see.

Also very unlikely that I’ll match.

Shouldn’t matter though because as long as we’re together and it winds up on the floor, we’re good. 😉

– Snoo-84119

9. Maternity

That we all have natural mothering instincts. Some women might but I thinks it’s heavily a social construct where girls are taught to play with baby dolls from a young age, then bear the brunt of house work and child raising.

I’m bad with children and feel no motherly instincts toward them at all.

– Hotchipsummer

10. S**uality

I swear that almost every guy in the world truly believes that all girls have had a lesbian experience or made out with their girlfriends at least once, and they refuse to believe otherwise.

I have never kissed a girl or her p**sy, ever. And I don’t want to.

Why is that so hard to believe, guys?

– SweeTNTasteebaby

11. Manipulation

That all of us are manipulators and great at pretending to be helpless cry babies who need men in order for low quality men to feel superior for changing the light bulb lol

– Mediocre_Situation56

12. Nice guys

That women don’t like “nice guys” and prefer to date “a**holes or criminals”. I’ve literally never met a woman who WANTS to date someone that treats them like s**t.

Side note: Getting into a cycle of abuse with someone who initially treated you well is different.

– elvinapixie

13. Lots of things

Oh, let’s see…

We can never truly be “just friends” with a man.

We’re “too emotional” to make good decisions.

We have a “freshness seal,” and/or our genitals will become permanently “ruined” with each partner or each s** act.

When we do it with other women, it “doesn’t count.”

If we’re not married (or at least engaged) by 25, something is “wrong” with us.

If we don’t have kids by a certain age, or don’t want kids at all, something is “wrong” with us.

We pee out of our v**inas.

Once a month, we become totally incapable of rational thought.

We’re supposed to be passive.

Our orgasms are “useless,” or simply don’t actually exist.

We’re “naturally” better at tasks related to housework and childcare.

We’re nurturers by nature.

Our lives lack meaning and purpose once we lose our mainstream s** appeal (or if we don’t meet current beauty standards in the first place).

When we complain of pain/fatigue/etc., we’re being “overly dramatic,” exaggerating, or making it all up for attention.

Lesbians don’t exist, they just haven’t met the right guy yet.

Bis**ual and pans**ual women don’t exist, they’re just seeking attention or performing for men.

Trans women don’t exist, they’re just men in dresses.

Menopause isn’t a normal, natural (albeit not always pleasant) part of life, it’s a sickness.

We’re naturally hairless.

All of us want to get married and have kids yesterday.

All of us liked dolls and tea sets growing up.

We like receiving d**k pics out of the blue.

We only date jerks.

None of us will date someone under 5’9″.

We’re all the same.

There’s some kind of “Konami code” that a guy can use to make us instantly fall in love with him. (And it’s all the same for every woman.)

– coffeeblossom

14. Communication

That all women are “indirect communicators.”

I’m not saying they can’t be, I’m not even saying the majority don’t fall under this category, but personally, indirect communication goes right over my head. It’s frustrating because I don’t assume people can read my mind, why should I be able to read theirs?

I feel like when people assume I communicate indirectly just because I’m a girl, it leads to them not listening to what I’m saying, instead they try to dissect and analyze what I’m really trying to say.

Also men are just as capable of being passive aggressive, I live with a man and he constantly thinks I’m trying to send subtle messages and I’ve had to sit him down and explain that if I’m upset about something I will tell him.

He on the other hand will slam doors, stomp around the house, give me the silent treatment, say nothing is wrong only to snap at me over something small (I’m making him sound awful but he’s actually a pretty great person lol).

– [user deleted]

15. Persistence

We’re not a Problem to Be Solved.

If you want to date a woman and she is resistant, you will not solve that. No matter how many rom-com movies you watch, where a man spends 90 minutes of your time annoying the woman he is interested in and gets her, this does not happen in real life.

Move on. Find someone who is more likely to reciprocate your affections.

Source: was stalked by someone, which stopped when I told him that if he showed up, I’d push him down the front steps so grow up already.

– VapoursAndSpleen

16. S**ual history

That you can tell how much s** a woman has had by looking at her genitals.

No you can’t.

Also, that having a lot of s** makes the v**ina “loose.”

Apparently some people think the v**inal muscles are magic since apparently they’re the only muscles in the body that get weaker with more use.

– kidehcvbcvbcvbcv

17. Having kids

That just because our bodies are designed for it, we all want kids of our own at any given time of our lives.

Pregnancy is no joke and also… Kids are a lifetime commitment and not everyone wants to have that!

And it’s still OK!

– planesNbooks

18. D**k pics

Honestly, sending a d**k pic to me is the same as sending a pic of a weird bug.

I’m literally never going to think it’s hot. I’ll probably think it’s kinda gross, maybe a bit silly looking. Sometimes there’s something unusual about it that makes me stare a bit […], but more in an “oh, that’s weird” kind of way, rather than in an “oh, I definitely want that” way.

– IzarkKiaTarj

19. Seriously, this is wrong

That we “get loose” when we have multiple partners.

I think it’s ridiculous that majority of the guys I’ve met that say this don’t also think that those same women “get loose” when they’ve been with one man for several years.

– Ok-Witness8418

20. Personhood

That we’re women and not people.

For context, I h**e the “big pro tip” that “women are people too guys if you just treat them like people and not s** objects you’ll date more women”.

Like why do you need to be told that??? Why is that a hot tip!?

– Pepperspray24

21. Emotional intelligence

That we are more emotionally intelligent and intuitive than men.

I am definitely not empathetic and don’t like dealing with emotional people, I’m mostly just socially awkward and not particularly mothering or kind.

Seems like the assumption is that women want to baby men. Not me lol

– counterboud

22. Mysteries

That we are a mystery.

I am sick of telling people exactly what I want and hearing, “well, yeah but what do you really want?” I am not lying or playing games.

You know what women want? To be treated like human being with respect like anyone else!

– Viperbunny

23. Maturity

“girls are more mature”

No, girls are just punished much more severely than boys are for behavior that all children exhibit. Boys only seem less mature because we do not demand maturity from them at a young age like we do from girls.

Girls are forced to suppress being human and boys are forced to suppress emotions other than anger. It’s a recipe for broken adults.

– BanditaIncognita

24. Leadership

That women don’t make good leaders.

I had a horrible experience with a female boss and I said I’d never work for another woman again (I know, how s**ist of me).

Anyway, the next woman I worked for was an amazing leader!

– Southerngrace91

25. Socializing

I find it crazy annoying how men seem to be SO sure that each time we women compliment each other, we are lying about it.

D**n! Let me admire her shoes pls! She has good style!!!!

I dont get why men think we are so catty or that we are fake to each other. Just bc we don’t socialize by insulting and punching each other like men do, doesn’t mean we don’t like other other women.

– reggae-mems

26. Empathy

That we’re all more empathetic than men.

I’ve met a couple girls that are probably sociopaths, as far as I can tell.

H**l, even I’m not that good at sympathizing with people.

– anons5510

27. Military service

If I had a nickel for every man who saw my DAV (disabled american veteran) license plate and asked me if it was my father’s/husband’s car, I’d have a bag of nickels to bash the head of the next dumb f**k to ask me that question.

– Jedi_Among_Sith

28. Attraction

That women who are attracted to men love muscles. That’s true for some women, to an extent, but I know very few women who are attracted to bodybuilders and a lot of the young women I know prefer a softer physique. Several of us actually have an aversion to developed physiques and are attracted to men with belly fat.

Lots of women want a person who will eat and lounge with them without obsessing over macros and spending hours in the gym. It’s great to care about your health, but being very concerned with the aesthetics of your body represents a philosophical and lifestyle mismatch for a lot of people who are just piloting our meatsuits to get to the pizza and s**.

Of course, if you want to be with a woman who prioritizes her appearance, spends a lot of time and money on it and has a restrictive diet and exercise regimen, she may have different expectations.

– UnlimitedSoupNSalad

29. Maternity

That we all have natural mothering instincts. Some women might but I thinks it’s heavily a social construct where girls are taught to play with baby dolls from a young age, then bear the brunt of house work and child raising.

I’m bad with children and feel no motherly instincts toward them at all.

– Hotchipsummer

30. Stereotypes

That we are either a girly girl, tomboy, gamer girl, or some other stereotype when we can be all of them or none of them.

Humans are multifaceted and we all have different experiences.

I grew up with only brothers, am athletic, lift weights, have a BFF who is a professional makeup artist (subsequently I am very good at makeup), can cook, went to fashion school, and am the breadwinner of my family.

You can’t put me in a box.

– GrandEmperorSloth

I guess the biggest thing to take away is that regardless of your gender, we’re all individuals, and we should be treated as such.

What’s a myth about your identity?

Tell us in the comments.