Imagine Saying These Sexist Things -- That Women Hear Every Day -- to Famous Men

sexist phrases"He's just picking on you because he likes you." Sound familiar? It's only one of the many, many sexist things a woman hears in her lifetime ... that a man never will.


The Huffington Post has created a two-minute video compiling 48 of those very phrases. The video is short, but it's powerful. You can surely guess some of the phrases that will be included ("Nice knockers!"), but there are others that are more subtle, and more insidious, but all too familiar ...

"Don't be so emotional."

"Well, what were you wearing?"

Watch for yourself:

It's amazing how many of these phrases there are -- and how contradictory! This got us to thinking -- can you imagine any of these phrases being said to a famous man?

Like, for example ...

Imagine telling this guy, "Don't be so bossy."

Jon Stewart

Or seeing this guy, and saying, "Don't be such a slut."


Has anyone thought of congratulating this fella on his cougar status?

George and Amal Clooney

How about telling this guy, "You must have been beautiful when you were younger."

Brad Pitt

Has anyone ever told this man to quit being such an attention whore?

Wonder how many people asked this father, "Are you planning on working after the baby's born?"

Matt and Luciana Damon

Imagine someone saying, hate to break it to you, dude, but "isn't that outfit a little young for you?"

Colin Farrell

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All of the phrases seem so mean, don't they? So belittling. Undermining. And pretty much unimaginable when you think about someone saying any of them, to any of these men.

But as women, we hear them, or some version of them, just about every day.




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