When you have been with someone for a long time, the things they say and do start feeling regular, sometimes, even when they are horribly wrong. Think about your parents. At some point, we all have received lectures on not reaching home 'on time' while our brothers had no curfew, to begin with. Now that we are all grown up and capable of deciding what is 'on time' for us, we can finally understand how sexist that was of our parents to treat their children so differently just because one was male and one female! If you have a brother, you know what I mean.
But, to be honest, I can still accept their concern as a parent. The lesson I take from this experience will reflect in how I raise my kids. The sad fact is, our boyfriends also tend to get sexist, if not towards us in particular, towards other women! Most popular targets are our friends, sisters, women on Instagram and, basically, every woman who drives.
Rings a bell? Here are a few classic examples of things our boyfriends say that we didn't know were actually sexist:
Because a person's, sorry, a woman's ability to drive is directly proportional to the size of her car.
Because, of course, women are bad drivers.
Because women are born with a liability - vagina!
Because that's the reason behind all our emotions - menstruation.
Because women are not allowed to have facial hair, amirite?
Because women are supposed to be completely hair-less and groomed.
Because just like our value in society, our bank balance is also probably low.
Because qualifications can go to hell when you have a vagina.
Because girls don't understand sports.
Because numbers are scary.
Because we agreed to go out with you?
Because being better than other women makes us feel better about ourselves.
Is that a warning, good sir?
Because it doesn't 'suit' us.
Because natural beauty is the best and everything else is 'so fake'.
Because only men can get hungry.
Because women take 'forever' to get dressed.
His number can be 30, but if yours is three, you are THAT kind of a woman!
Because every woman likes to drink vodka.
Because all that matters is how a woman looks - part 3.
If you have a Rahul in your life who thinks "Ladkiyan basketball nahi khel sakti" and stuff, we hope you know what to do about it.
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