Perfect Rejoinders To Male Chauvinist Pigs
What do you do when you are flashed on a bus? How do you respond to remarks like “Women are the worst drivers ever”? What do you do when men ogle your breasts or comment on your ass? Sexism is a part of a woman’s everyday life. Most often than not we turn the other cheek or ignore the perpetrators. Very rarely, do we confront the offender, because most of the time we freeze in fear or anger? And then spend the remainder of the day thinking and wishing you’d reacted differently. Happens to all of us, all the time. It’s a part and parcel of being a woman.
The Everyday Sexism Project, a unique initiative that aims at bringing out in the open these everyday occurrences. In their words, “The Everyday Sexism Project exists to catalogue instances of sexism experienced on a day to day basis. They might be serious or minor, outrageously offensive or so niggling and normalized that you don’t even feel able to protest. Say as much or as little as you like, use your real name or a pseudonym – it’s up to you. By sharing your story you’re showing the world that sexism does exist, it is faced by women every day and it is a valid problem to discuss. “The Project also catalogues some of the wittiest and savage comebacks that can be thought of. Some of these will make you chuckle at the wit, some you will store for future use and some will just make you feel better.
Guy makes orgasm noise at me as I walk past.
Me: “that will probably be the only time you ever hear that noise in your life”·
Man: “Nice tits.” Me: “If you’re going to be a sexist pig at least be accurate. I have fantastic breasts.”
Silence…· 5yo daughter got told by a 7yo boy at the park that ‘boys are best’. She promptly outperformed him on monkey bars.
· When I get harassed I always pretend I didn’t hear & say “what?” The more they have to repeat the sillier they sound.
· “A woman’s place is in the kitchen” you know what you’re right. Lemme grab a knife.
· Bloke: ‘you’re a bit too thin for me’. Me: ‘that’s lucky because you’re a bit too thick for me’.
· Guy on the train after I asked him to move his bag off seat: “Why don’t you grab my cock?” Me: “I didn’t bring any tweezers.”
· Male colleague: “Don’t mind her, she’s on her period.” Me: “If I had to bleed to find you annoying, I’d be anaemic.”