9 Things Men Should Never Say to a Woman
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Listen up, guys. Cosmopolitan shares nine remarks that are as good as putting your foot directly into you mouth. Woe to the man who utters them around any woman.
"Men are more rational, and women are more emotional."2 of 10
And cats like the color red, and dogs will only listen to Jason Derulo, and that ficus bush is your cousin. Oh, I thought we were making nonsense statements.
"You're not like other women, you're cool."3 of 10
I know you're trying to compliment me, but saying that I'm the super-chill "loophole" in an otherwise-lame gender is offensive to me as a woman who loves women.
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"You're funny/smart for a girl."4 of 10
OMG thank you! I hope to rise above the ranks and someday be considered smart for a human, but this is a great honor.
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"Girls all want to marry rich."5 of 10
Some girls want to marry rich. Other girls want to marry the person they love, whether s/he is rich or poor or an alien who uses peacock feathers as currency. And other girls don't want to get married! So like, that's how that works.
"I don't get why women love jerks."6 of 10
Yeah, actually, that whole thing where you pretend to be a jerk to make women like you will only work on women who don't like themselves. And that's doomed to fail, really.
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"Women don't like nice guys."7 of 10
See above, and no, we're not nuts about self-proclaimed "Nice Guys" who sit around acting hurt that no girls like them. You're not entitled to sex just because you held the door for a woman.
"You're secretly just waiting to quit work and be a housewife, aren't you?"8 of 10
Nope, but even if I was, there'd be nothing wrong with it. Being a housewife with kids is work.
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"Women can't drive."9 of 10
We don't have, like, giant tampons for heads. Don't be a moron.
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"Calm down."10 of 10
I ... I can't.