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People Are Sharing Subtle Signs That Someone Is Misogynistic And It’s Very Accurate

On Saturday, Reddit user u/Capable_Basil_6143 asked, “What are the subtle signs that someone is misogynistic?” People came through with some super accurate, tell-tale signs.

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Here’s what they shared:

1.“When someone wants kids, but ‘doesn’t want daughters.'”

u/NYC____1234

2.“Well, in my experience it’s easier for men to keep that misogynistic behavior in check until they are confronted with a woman they don’t like. So, look at how they treat women who aren’t doing what he ‘thinks’ they should be doing. Misogynistic men will act much differently to women they are attracted to vs. women they aren’t attracted to. Same with women who they respect vs. don’t respect. Those differences could be red flags.”

u/alwaysamensch

3.“Getting upset if a woman isn’t more outgoing, but not bothered by men who aren’t.”

u/NYC____1234

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4.“I do not trust a single person who unironically refers to women and girls as ‘females.’ Female friend, female scientist, etc. — fine. But using ‘a female’ to describe a woman/girl is dehumanizing and skin-crawling.”

u/mikasoze

5.“Acting like they know what women, AS A WHOLE, want in a man. They assume we all want the same thing, a 6′ plus, muscular, douchebag. Some girls probably do and that’s fine. But when men get angry about that, and then position themselves as the ‘nice guy,’ it’s not OK.”

u/hold_ur_hand

6.“Calling women emotional, telling us to calm down when we’re perfectly calm, using pet names when it’s inappropriate.”

u/1throwawayor4

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7.“The biggest giveaway is if they don’t address or acknowledge women within male company, either through lack of eye contact or not including women in the conversation.”

u/msinformation01

8.“They have no friends who are women. I know I see a lot of young girls/women who think it’s ideal that their boyfriend has no female friends. I argue this is probably not as great as they make it out to be. If a woman can’t tolerate to be friends with you, odds are something’s not right.”

u/blueeyedlies

9.“‘Wife memes.’ The guys who make ‘I hate my wife’ jokes are far more likely to not listen to me, disregard decisions I’ve made that I carry responsibility for, and disregard my qualifications.”

u/my_best_space_helmet

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10.“Talking over women or excluding them from conversations. Not asking for a woman’s input when she is an expert in the field.”

u/alizef

11.“If he says he likes ‘natural women.’ Guaranteed that man doesn’t know what a natural woman looks like, but ok.”

U/Extreme-Detective598

12.“If they always say, ‘Yeah, but…’ I would assume there are a good number of women who faced this a lot in school.”

reagan92

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13.“How they treat or talk about gay/bi men. Misogyny is usually paired with treating other groups poorly, too. In a romantic context, men will be hiding their misogyny, so pay attention to how they treat others!”

u/Nice-Examination-250

14.“Over-hating on women characters who are somewhat morally gray, but then praising or excusing the men characters who are much MUCH worse. Diane from Bojack Horseman, Skyler from Breaking Bad, and Amber from Invincible are all victims to this.”

u/breadookay

15.“Condescendingly calling women ‘sweetheart’ or ‘dear.'”

u/linouri

Did they miss anything? What subtly screams, “I’m a misogynist”? Let me know in the comments below.