In a Twitter thread today, women shared some of the most ludicrous beliefs being shared by the men in their lives.
From being able to ‘hold in’ periods to having less ribs, some of these ideas about the female body are downright bizarre.
One Twitter user said a man she knew thought she could ‘turn off’ her period.
She wrote: “Like, all jokes aside, it’s actually scary how little men know about periods. I met a guy once who thought that women could control their periods: like turn it on and off like a tap.”
I mean, we wish that was true…it would have definitely come in handy for senior school swimming classes.
Other women were judged for not being able to “hold in” their period. One wrote: “I have seen a lot of that in posts opposing tax-free supplies. ‘I can hold my pee so what’s wrong with women?'”
Meanwhile – in another example of wishful thinking – one woman revealed her male PE teacher thought periods only lasted a day. In a perfect world, maybe.
doesn’t suprise me, a PE teacher at my school was around 40 & thought they only lasted a day? makes me think why do we seperate (biological) girls & boys for sex ed, when it would make much more sense for both sexes to know about each other’s bodies as well as their own?
— elle 🥝 (@onlinelle) September 2, 2018
Meanwhile, there were some serious misunderstandings with anatomy – with the whole ‘two holes’ concept baffling even the best of men, who didn’t realise women have a designated hole to wee out of.
I dated a man – fab bloke, intelligent, not remotely misogynistic – who thought it all came out of the wee hole. He was in his mid 30s. Either he’d never seen a tampon, or… my mind still can’t process it tbh.
— Jane Hoskyn (@janecell) September 3, 2018
Finally, one bloke was convinced women had less ribs – assumedly a bit like Adam & Eve. Bonus points for Old Testament knowledge, though.
“My ex-husband honestly believed that women had fewer ribs than men until he was in his early twenties.”
Have you ever heard anything as bonkers as this? Let us know in the comments below.
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