Sassy comebacks to sexist compliments
As a woman in our society
you used to sexist compliments. You know which compliments I mean, the sexually objectified compliments that are not needed. These compliments are more harmful than anything else. It can make a woman question her worth, and have big issues around herself and her body. No one should feel shitty about themselves, but you usually do when you hear sexist compliments.
The woman feels that
her worth is in her body. So because of her body she is enough otherwise she wouldn’t be. It can make anyone feel insecure when others only see their body. But it is no common in our society for men to feel they need to give us sexist compliments because men have been taught by society that they own women and that only use women have in their body. Our society talks about women like women are objects so men can meet their needs or make children. So of course men will feel they are only good because of their bodies. But I will tell you now and forever it is a bullshit. You are much more than just your body. You are enough even if you don’t have babies.
When you get this sexist compliments just not, you are much more. These compliments don’t define you and shouldn’t let them ruin your image about yourself. But now the big question is what are the best comeback for these sexist compliments
1: Women being angry
Him:You’re cute when you’re angry
Her: I don’t think it’s a great idea to minimise my emotions right after you’ve pissed me off.
There is a reason someone is angry. Yes it might be silly for you, but you should never make someone feel that their emotions are not valid. It can make anyone feel they shouldn’t show their emotions, which will just lead to pressing their emotions and that is never good idea.
2: Opinion on women wearing makeup
Him: I like that you don’t wear a lot of makeup
Her: I love how you think that your opinion on what I apply on my face and how much, is a compliment or even important enough to be spoken out loud.
Seriously a woman can do whatever she wants to with her face. If you think a woman is putting makeup for you, you have no idea. We women we put makeup because we enjoy it. We put makeup on because we want to feel good for ourselves. I really don’t care what you prefer, it is my face so the only opinion that matters is mine.
3: Girls knowing a lot about sports
Him:It’s so amazing to see a girl know so much about sports.
Her: It’s amazing to see a man who still believes in the stereotype that only men can be into sports. Newsflash: Girls are humans and humans have different about interests!
Seriously so many women are into sports. Things don’t have genders. You can like football and be a woman. You can like dance and be a man. It really depends on the person, and it also doesn’t mean they are gay or lesbian. It has more to do with interests than anything else, and it really should be this way. Stop focusing on stupid stereotypes, they mean nothing.
4: Being smart as a woman
Him: You’ve got beauty and brains!
Her: Could you share the research paper that proves how these are mutually exclusive traits?
What women can’t be smart? Or what when you look good which to be honest all of us do you can’t be smart. So then I guess no one can be smart when you think like this. It is stupid especially the stereotype hat suggest that women are beauty so they have no brain. Like what? This is not true, women are very smart and have many skills. Many studies prove that women can indeed be better leaders and much more. It is our society that needs women to stay back, but seriously it is not okay. We should strive too!
5: Opinion on woman not trying too hard
Him: I love how yo don’t try too hard like other girls.
Her: I wish I could be half as awesome as the girls I admire and I wish you could get a fraction of our sensibility
What is wrong with trying too hard? To be killing at your life, at your career and at your relationship. Why is a woman who is doing the most, seen as something bad. Woman who is doing the most should be attractive, but I guess for insecure men it is just opposite. Get over it, women can be hard workers too.
6: About jokes
Him: You’re great, most girls don’t know how to take a joke.
Her: So you mean nobody else takes your sexism for humour and lets it slide? I guess that’s the sign I needed. Boy bye!
I don’t know, but if no one would laugh at my jokes I would rethink them. I would think ooh maybe I should stop with them, or ask them what is wrong with them. Be aware of what you are saying, when your jokes are hurting others, there are not jokes anymore.
Of course girls
won’t take it lightly when you are disrespectful towards them. Learn that sexism is not something good or cool. When you are being sexist you are seen as uneducated and rude. Sexism is not something to be proud of so stop doing it.
Remember it not
about putting him down, but putting him in his place. Hearing sexist compliments and just ignoring them won’t do you any good babe. It is good for you to express how you feel. Giving them these sassy comebacks, will do that for you.
If you ignore them,
you will just get angry for not saying anything. And then it will just keep going and going every time you get sexist compliments and you know that happens away too often. Do you really want to let yourself? Why would you let disrespectful men get away with it. It is not right. By saying something you are educating them, but also helping yourself not go into dark place. It really can effect you, so this is why it is important. Why are you protecting him while you are suffering. You should always come first. I know you can do it, so do it. Read this as much as possible and save it in your phone in case you forget.
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