There are a lot of female stereotypes out there that make me really angry. I hate stereotypes in general, but I especially hate unfair ones about my gender, obviously because they affect me the most. Out of all the terrible female stereotypes out there, some of the worst are about how girls act when they’re in a relationship.
Few things make me as angry as society’s idea that girlfriends are naggy, annoying, sexless creatures who make dudes miserable. It’s so unfair and ends up discouraging a lot of people from real commitments and relationships. This stereotype is everywhere, from movies to TV shows to books, and it’s the worst. So, I was thrilled to see a thread about this on Ask Reddit, which is my absolute favorite site to look at when I’m bored (or procrastinating). Courtesy of this thread, here are the 15 most annoying stereotypes about girlfriends we’re all sick of hearing.
The Entire Idea Of Having Your BF 'Whipped'xowhitney: That we have a guy "whipped" if he does something nice. stylishkidintheriot: This "whipped" thing really pisses me off. Especially if the guy is insecure and deciphers it as mocking when his friends joke that he is "whipped" and therefore starts acting like a complete douche to his girlfriend to prove to his friends that he is NOT in fact "whipped". No good can come of this, ever, ever. Ugh, I hate the term "whipped." I hate everything about it.
That We Don't Want Our BF Ever Noticing Other GirlsMake_Smiles: That we flip our sh*t when husband/boyfriend checks outs another girl. I don't give a sh*t if he looks at a girl's ass for 10 seconds, because I checked out guys too. Keep it in moderation though, don't stare too long like, 11 seconds. I know this sort of thing makes some girls uncomfortable, but not every girl, so don't group us all together. Source: ShutterStock
That Girls Are So Boring Our BFs Need To Escape Ustaygahntav: I don't like the stereotype that women are boring and that a guy should have to escape with his guy friends to do stuff he likes. That said, both the man and the woman should certainly spend as much time with outside friendships as they want! But, at least for me, it was critical that my SO and I would enjoy at least some of the same pastimes so we can have fun together. I just hate that image that the woman is always a drag on the man's enjoyment, wanting to do boring stuff and complaining when doing things he likes. Yes! Exactly! Source: ShutterStock
That Having Emotions Means You Have Your PeriodHimekat: In a bad/sad mood? Must be PMSing/on your period! This isn't just specific to girlfriends, but I had to add it anyway, because I absolutely hate it. Suggesting a girl can only be angry or upset because she has her period is so rude and unfair. It makes it seem like anything else is not valid. Source: ShutterStock
That Men Have To Be In Controlchelseabells: Coming from a christian background, that women are supposed to be subservient to men. I want to be half of a team, not a "servant to my master". Both should be supporting each other. Absolutely. A relationship is about working together, not one person controlling the other. Source: ShutterStock
That All Women Just Want To Be Spoiled By Their BFEweAreAmazing: That all women want/expect to be spoiled by their partners. My husband and I are not big gift-givers and neither of us makes a big deal of Valentine's Day, birthdays, etc. We enjoy each other's company as much on these days as on any other day. We might do something nice for a birthday, but nothing huge. Yet I often hear--and usually from other women--suggestions that women need to be spoiled. "Did he buy you flowers/chocolate/jewelery/etc.?" Once my husband's (female) friend who I'd never met even bought me chocolate on my birthday because she thought my husband wasn't "spoiling me enough". Somehow though this stereotype only applies to women, implying that we are materialistic and selfish, and need our partners to gain our affection through gifts. I completely agree with this! My BF and I are the same way, and I hate when girls feel bad for me that he's not making a bigger deal out of my birthday or something. Maybe I don't want him to! Source: ShutterStock
That Girls Can't Fart Or Do Anything Like That In Front Of Their BFsundergrand: That we have no bodily functions and are perfect and never ever fart in front of SO. I saw an article recently saying women should never talk about their period to their SO cause they'd risk spoiling the 'magic'. I don't even know how you could possibly hide your period from someone that intimately acquainted with your vagina. If you can't fart or talk about your period or burp or go to the bathroom in front of your boyfriend... that's a problem. Source: ShutterStock
That All Girls Are NeedyyellOribbon: That we're all helpless and needy. If you need something fixed, find a freaking YouTube video, buy the supplies, and do it yourself. Chances are, it's not that hard and you'd pay a hell of a lot more for calling a man to do it for you. Of course it's okay to ask your boyfriend to help you do things. But I don't like the stereotype that women can't do anything without their BF's help. That's ridiculous! Source: ShutterStock
That Women Have To Take Care Of Their BFskazztikoko: That somehow it's my job to police their behavior, sway them, or "shape them up". F*** you, I'm not his Mommy, he's a grown ass adult. Ask him to fix his behavior himself, fix your own disputes, you think he's irresponsible? Tell him, not me. I don't get paid to babysit him, so I won't be doing it. I'm sure this has to be just as frustrating for guys. Someone once actually said to me, "You need to control your boyfriend." It was a joke, but it wasn't funny. He's his own person, I'm not his boss. Source: ShutterStock
That You Can't Like OR Hate What Your BF LikesSentai_Hentai: The one I really hate is the stereotype that women can't enjoy/hate anything that their SO has an interest in (I.e. video games, sports, comic books etc.) And that we nag them to stop and only do the things we like to do. I personally like it when my boyfriend plays video games cause I enjoy watching them. And both of us enjoy reading comic books. This is so true. If you like everything your BF likes, people accuse you of faking it. If you hate everything he likes, you're annoying. We can't win! Source: ShutterStock
That All Girls Want To Control Their BFsd011face: That women are too emotional, manipulative/controlling, or smothering, just because we want to spend time with them. Also, being referred to as someone's "old lady" really irks me. Ughhhhh, so ridiculous. So unfair. Source: ShutterStock
That All Women Just Want To Get Married and Have Kidsjustcallmekhaleesi: Women are soul - sucking shrews desperate for marriage and babies, and only want to control their husbands and keep them from having any fun. THIS IS THE WORST. I've been dating my boyfriend for a few years, and everyone assumes that I'm just waiting for him to propose or something like that. I'm not, and I hate being asked about it, and I think it's really frustrating that everyone believes that that is all every woman wants. Source: ShutterStock
That We Never Want To Have Sexgracepark: That we don't want sex. We do. Men mythologize this to the point that it is both expected and sometimes wielded . Why is it such a shock to guys when girls actually show an interest in sex? Oh, because of this stereotype. Source: ShutterStock
That Girls Never Want To Pay For Anythingthatbarberama: That I'm never paying. We go out for a meal, ask for the bill, they hand it to him. I understand if he asks but if I ask it still usually gets handed to him. I really hate this. My boyfriend and I take turns paying for meals because it's fair that way. Last weekend we went out for brunch, and the waitress automatically put the check on his side of the table. Even after I stuck my credit card in there, she brought it back and handed it to him again. There are plenty of girls who want to pay for stuff, it's not fair to assume we all don't. Source: ShutterStock
That All Girls Are CrazyWhore_Bag: We're all crazy. That gets old. Especially if you happen to take medication and maybe have been hospitalized in the past. None of that means that my feelings now aren't valid, or that just because I'm pissed about something that I must have forgotten to take my "crazy pill". I hate this so much, and it's become such a thing. Guys are constantly calling their exes or their GF's crazy as an excuse for everything she does. It's so unfair and makes it seem like none of us can do anything without being labeled as something we're not. Source: ShutterStock
Which of these stereotypes annoys you the most? Do you think any are actually true? What did we forget? Tell me in the comments!