Ever been street harassed, been the butt of a sexist joke, or been subjected to any sexist comment and thought of the best comeback hours later? The Guardian has gathered some great examples of comebacks put forth by The Everyday Sexism Project via Twitter.
Here are some highlights.
@EverydaySexism A man once pointed out loudly that I have huge boobs. I looked down at them and screamed like I'd never noticed them before
— Rosie Balls (@RosieBalls) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism Last time a man called me a bitch for ignoring his unwelcome advances, I barked at him loudly & repeatedly until he ran away
— Bluestocking (@MistressLoz) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism On train home guy rubs my bum. I grab hand, lift it in the air & say "has anyone lost a hand? I found this one on my arse!"
— Manners Punk (@punk_manners) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism flashed at on a bus when I was 19. Snorted and said I'd seen more meat on a butcher's apron. Flasher got off bus head low
— Rachel Mistletone (@Rachel_Malone) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism New job,1st meeting, only woman, suit asks where's the coffee? Reply Don't know, but when you find it mine's white no sugar
— Karen Evans (@Karen_M_Evans) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism A friend heard a guy shout 'Sit on my face!' at a girl who replied 'Why, is your nose bigger than your dick?' AMAZING!
— Vicky C. (@_Vickycee) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism 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."
— Rowan (@AlternateRowan) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism Guy on 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."
— Rebecca J.F. (@DemonicDragon) December 5, 2013
— Áine Ryan (@AineSays) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism Bloke: 'you're a bit too thin for me'. Me: 'that's lucky because you're a bit too thick for me'.
— Katherine Atkinson (@ScattKat) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism Managed to stop white van full of men mid-catcall by shoving a big powdery donut into my mouth then smiling with mouth full
— Cleo R (@CleoR7) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism a guy kept harrassing me for my phone number so I gave him the number of another sexist, figured they'd have a lot in common
— Amanda (@KrezzyNL) December 5, 2013
I've actually tried this one before. The harassers looked like fools.
@EverydaySexism when I get harassed I always pretend I didn't hear & say "what?" The more they have to repeat the sillier they sound.
— Kari Berry (@KariAnnSpriggs) December 5, 2013
These two show examples of how men can respond when they observe acts of sexism.
Another recent fave from a man: "Apparently the answer to 'are you a legs man or a tits man' isn't 'sorry I'm not a sexist'"
— EverydaySexism (@EverydaySexism) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism Ran up excitedly to car filled with dudes after they hooted at my friends. They sped away.
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) December 5, 2013
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ETA: If any of you have some of your own clever comebacks to sexist remarks, let me know in the comments below or Tweet at my cat @bishfacebobby. I'll feature the winners below.
For anything that you think the speaker might mean as "flattery," just look 'em up and down.
"Sorry I can't return the...compliment."
Optional addition: "See how nice it is to get unsolicited opinions on your appearance from random strangers?" 24 minutes ago
I didn't even do it on purpose, but I once did the most massive fart when a guy grabbed my butt.
Sometimes people's butts are concentrating on holding farts in! Do not distract the butt!7 minutes ago
Dude-"Suck my dick!"
Me-"Nah, I would rather not get pin-pricks in my gums." 12 minutes ago
Man flashed a group of us at a dance club. I turned to the woman drinking next to me and said:
"Look! It's like a penis, only smaller!"
She did a spit take, and he slunk off to some other part of the establishment, his tail between his legs... 20 minutes ago
Why is it that the same men who say women need to grow a thicker skin and a sense of humor about harassment also say "respect my feelings, bitch" when we do just that and shove their unwanted advances back in their faces? 12/09/13 12:26pm