If you are a living, breathing female of the human species, you have probably (regrettably) experienced some kind of sexual harassment or sexism in your life. Those catcalls, cars honking, and "jokey" one-liners are all a little bit too ... well, how can I put it ... creepy.
The Everyday Sexism Project knows that when it happens to us — and men, too — we feel a mix of fear, shame, and shock, and they also know that it's not a victim's duty or responsibility to shout back. But what about the times where you wish you had an "oooohh you need ice for that burn!" comeback?
They asked their Twitter followers for their best comebacks to those moments where you wish you could fire off a witty reply.
Today we are sharing witty wonderful responses to sexism - check out our Timeline and send us yours!— EverydaySexism (@EverydaySexism) December 5, 2013
@EverydaySexism A man once pointed out loudly that I have huge boobs. I looked down at them and screamed like I
What's that? I can't hear you over all of the ovaries cheering.
@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 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 guy kept harrassing me for my phone number so I gave him the number of another sexist, figured they
Responses came from men, too:
Having a vagina doesn't stop her from thinking her balls are bigger than yours.
@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
You know who doesn't give a damn? That girl ^
@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
Wait, wait come back guy! You forgot your bullshit!
@EverydaySexism in response to an older guy asking "where have you been all my life?"; "An unfertilised egg in my mother