58 Tumblr Posts That Perfectly Describe Sexism And The Struggles Women Go Through

It sucks that it’s 2016 and we’re still talking about how prevalent sexism is in our society. We, as humans, have clearly come a long way – a woman is even going to be running for president this year, which is an amazing step forward. But just because we’ve had some major wins doesn’t mean we haven’t also had some major disappointments. The fact that victim blaming, slut shaming, and unfair gender stereotypes still exist blows my mind. Thinking about the Republican politicians who try to take away a woman’s choice regarding abortion and birth control makes me furious. Reading meninist tweets online makes me want to scream.

It’s naive and ignorant to act like sexism isn’t still all around us. It can be hard to think about it, because it’s heavy and upsetting. That’s why I love the below Tumblr posts about sexism. Users have managed to explain the struggles of being a woman in a way that is relatable, easy to understand, and even funny (in a I’m-laughing-so-I-don’t-cry type of way). It’s such an easier way to look at sexism, especially if you don’t want to confront it head on. Ready to get a better understanding of what still needs to change for us women? Here are 58 Tumblr posts that perfectly describe sexism: 

 

1. The ultimate struggle:

http://encourage.tumblr.com/post/121263425077/tidepooling-when-you-want-to-look-cute-but

 

2. Because sometimes men act like they can’t help themselves, when we know that isn’t true:

http://schwerdistheword.tumblr.com/post/115678695498/human-instincts-fight-or-flight-infant-suckling

 

3. When Cecily Strong said this, and you were like, “YASS QUEEN.”

http://kaylaaat15.tumblr.com/post/117484682340/queenjld-cecily-strong-at-the-2015-white-house

 

4. Here’s a note for every guy who thinks they deserve sex because they were decent enough to be a nice human being:

http://englishproblems.tumblr.com/post/116421335347/girls-are-not-machines-that-you-put-kindness-coins

 

5. When guys get mad about women putting them in a box and it’s laughable because a lot of them say this stuff all the time:

http://anmnesias.tumblr.com/post/117531547899/brucebannur-not-all-men-but-all-women-are

 

6. When girls say this and it makes you want to scream:

http://cali–forniacation.tumblr.com/post/117527581029

 

7. Because we’ve all had enough of this double standard:

http://theashleyclements.tumblr.com/post/115800216705/bassd0wn-l0w-pakeeztani-thesoundofthatsmile

 

8. The next time a guy doesn’t listen to your “no,” remember this and feel sad.

http://manda.tumblr.com/post/118491009496/suqarbagels-if-you-can-teach-a-dog-the-meaning-of

 

9. This excuse has got to go. Seriously, get out.

http://manda.tumblr.com/post/119406052896/juliahelbig-in-which-william-haynes-is-spot-on

 

10. The real reason the world needs meninism:

http://moonestmoi.tumblr.com/post/119446653803/industryicon-i-need-meninism-because-how-else

 

11. That moment you realize Ariana Grande is actually a feminist you should look up to, despite the fact that she licks donuts.

http://the-glitter-clit.tumblr.com/post/118430391686/itreallygetsonmyboobs-totalariana-why-isnt

 

12. Because this is the truth:

http://communistbakery.com/post/119446754706/itsdadabitch-socialnetworkhell-consensual

 

13. Because this is also incredibly true:

http://manda.tumblr.com/post/119535142125/divinedorothy-how-many-men-who-say-theyre-in-the

 

14. This is the real reason women put an effort into their appearance:

http://queeringfeministreality.tumblr.com/post/119680065520

 

15. Because it’s so important for women to know they don’t need a relationship to be happy.

http://musictherapistoneday.tumblr.com/post/120049290487/blck-geisha-teach-ur-daughters-and-sisters-that

 

16. Because this is kind of infuriating.

http://pinch.tumblr.com/post/120578523275

 

17. When female celebrities get sexually harassed during interviews and we’re supposed to just laugh it off:

http://slimykneecaps.tumblr.com/post/120466589103/finding-meme-o-austerehesychasm-cherry82

 

18. Here are the real reasons we go to the bathroom in packs:

http://ihaveawill.tumblr.com/post/131399794755/why-do-girls-go-to-the-bathroom-together

 

19. Many people seem to be confused about what feminism is. This describes it pretty well:

http://iwantyourkittens.tumblr.com/post/120655822157/fullyactivated-sherlacking-feminism-is

 

20. Because too many men assume women should be nice and gracious all the time when they don’t extend the same courtesy.

http://anmnesias.tumblr.com/post/125432773539/rubyfruitjumble-men-always-act-like-im-so-mean

 

21. When boys get confused and we have to set them straight:

http://ashleys.co/post/125431464962/note-for-men

 

22. Because slut-shaming is still way too common.

http://the-glitter-clit.tumblr.com/post/126812968671/iamcrown-tyler

 

23. When you realize this:

http://the-glitter-clit.tumblr.com/post/126767292531/lastlips-flowisaconstruct-the-hits-keep

 

24. Imagine this future.

http://arylenchanted.tumblr.com/post/127529568522/situpsandfruitcups-romanticizedweakling-i

 

25. This description is literally everything:

http://c0nspicuous.tumblr.com/post/127607985762/being-a-woman-is-kind-of-like-being-a-cyclist-in-a

 

26. Let’s not forget the double standard here: women, if you wouldn’t want a dude to say it to you, don’t say it to a dude.

http://flapperwitch.tumblr.com/post/125898755287/smiledawson-michacl-how-is-screaming-i

 

27. Disney princes and princesses get a lot of criticism thrown their way, but this might change the way you see the films:

http://ugly.life/post/127762271211/cerulean-tmp-disneyprincessglinda-inspired

 

28. When you think about the fact that Fox News still exists and you want to scream.

http://cheapest-thrills.tumblr.com/post/127760476423

 

29. Because there is a big difference between needing and wanting.

http://fearlessaim.tumblr.com/post/125959491656/me-i-love-it-when-my-husbandboyfriend

 

30. Because too many guys don’t understand the difference between compliments and cat calling.

http://ugly.life/post/128383337296/spork-hoetrocity-fuckyahumor

 

31. If only lolz

http://squidyword.tumblr.com/post/129256787902

 

32. Because it doesn’t matter how nice you are – a woman can still say she isn’t interested.

http://communistbakery.com/post/129322014831

 

33. When you have to set someone straight:

http://funnyfeminists.com/post/125035069572/when-someone-makes-an-ignorant-sexist-comment-and

 

34. And men should be doing it too.

http://queeringfeministreality.tumblr.com/post/130026784960

 

35. This is important because too often, we sexualize something about a woman to make it acceptable, and why do we have to do that?

http://queeringfeministreality.tumblr.com/post/130102415680/kiizu-zay-norest4thaweary-stretch-marks

 

36. Because sometimes you need a good quote to feel awesome:

http://ugly.life/post/130658223751

 

37. This literally makes no sense, but hey, logic, right?

http://trust.tumblr.com/post/131726736589

 

38. When TV shows try to go against gender stereotypes and it makes you clap.

http://pinch.tumblr.com/post/131952345715

 

39. Interesting…

http://ugly.life/post/132509095456/retrotrash-flogicallylawless-if-fox-thinks

 

40. Exactly this.

http://m0neyyy.tumblr.com/post/132508507429/honey-stained-men-will-say-confidence-is-the

 

41. It’s important to remember that men suffer from gender stereotypes too:

http://officialfrenchtoast.tumblr.com/post/132190061818/sweet-gherkins-maurypovichofficial-some-men

 

42. Because every point here is so perfect:

http://trust.tumblr.com/post/132247373664

 

43. At least some guys get it.

http://ugly.life/post/132610514446

 

44. This Barbie commercial is so good:

http://fashioneestar.tumblr.com/post/132247648813/sizvideos-this-awesome-barbie-commercial-tells

 

45. What you think basically every day:

http://ty-jack.tumblr.com/post/133861833165/me-watching-a-movie-there-are-too-many-men-me

 

46. Because if I personally hear this one more time I will scream:

http://th0rnqueen.tumblr.com/post/133862774010

 

47. When you’re about to give up on pageants and then something this flawless happens.

http://and-down-we-go.tumblr.com/post/134467819301/eatyoursoul-onefitmodel-crofethr

 

48. When you consider the fact that men take rejection and turn it into hate:

http://rain-force.tumblr.com/post/134468345436

 

49. Because who cares?

http://weather.tumblr.com/post/134469596168/soyabug-men-dont-like-that-its-such-a-turn

 

50. A valid question.

http://arylenchanted.tumblr.com/post/135327545872/casualpasta-curlyheaux-why-is-skincare

 

51. Also a valid point.

http://thecommonchick.com/post/135327399103/feminismfuckyeah-preach

 

52. Same TBH

http://encourage.tumblr.com/post/135326739402

 

53. This is just… what?

http://th0rnqueen.tumblr.com/post/136684438629/smolgrandpa-yellowpillowcase-beigency

 

54. Slay girls, slay!

http://the203alphafemale.tumblr.com/post/136684720430/themajesticmountainscold-moffats-army

 

55. This might be fake, but it could definitely be real:

http://probitch.tumblr.com/post/136982340169/versaceslut-basically-how-all-female

 

56. You don’t have to like every woman out there, but you don’t have to bring them down either:

http://clestroying.tumblr.com/post/137697471738/elegancebeautywealth-frenchinhalechanelxoxo

 

57. No one believed in her because of unfair gender stereotypes:

http://burgerphone.tumblr.com/post/127231865384/korra-foodntwk-when-your-blatant-sexism

 

58. This has to stop.

http://ugly.life/post/137697963276/vfpalestine-lizun-we-need-more-women-like

Which one of these Tumblr posts about sexism makes you the most angry? What did we forget to include? Let me know in the comments.

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