Women Share The Most Annoying Things The Men In Their Lives Do

While every person in the world has a set of unique experiences, there are a lot of common irritants that we face. As women, we tend to face annoying and/or obnoxious actions from our male friends, family, and coworkers on a regular basis that they don’t do around other men.

These women on Reddit came together to share the most annoying and disrespectful things men in their lives do or say on a regular basis.

Go Away, Idea Leech!

My friends coined a word: hepeated. For when a woman suggests an idea and it's ignored, but then a guy says same thing and everyone loves it
Photo Credit: Twitter / @NoisyAstronomer // Text Credit: Reddit / oehoe21
Photo Credit: Twitter / @NoisyAstronomer // Text Credit: Reddit / oehoe21

“Repeat what I’ve said back to me but as if they just thought of it.”

It’s even worse, they’ll take your idea, say it a bit louder, and pretend it was entirely their own.

They’re Literally Miniature Labor Contractions

woman lying on couch holding abdomen in pain
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Polina Zimmerman // Text Credit: Reddit / shaysalterego

“Write off period cramps as nothing serious. I’m sorry, do you puke because you’re in so much pain on a monthly basis?

“On a further note, my male doctor said it was normal and I finally went to an OBGYN and they found a teratoma on my ovary.”

Some People Just Like To Be Alone

woman with face partially obstructed
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Jonaorle // Text Credit: Reddit / username_username_12

“Thinking I need to have a boyfriend and making it a big deal when I say I prefer being single.”

Throughout history, women who have chosen not to get into relationships or marry have been treated like something is “wrong” with them, and it’s so annoying.

Stop Talking Over Us!

Apparently there is a viral TikTok of a woman in STEM being continuously interrupted and talked over by her male classmates. 
I'd watch it but I’m pretty sure I can play it in my brain
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @laurieontech // Text Credit: Reddit / ConfusedAndFluffy

“Cut me off when I’m talking, be it intentional or not. My dad and my friends both do it, and when they see that I’m annoyed, they wait for me to take it back to the start, but… don’t interrupt in the first place.”

Women Know How To Drive

woman driving a vintage car
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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Matthew Henry // Text Credit: Reddit / CopperBoom03

“They give me unsolicited advice about driving and parking even though I’ve been driving a manual car for six years now. I will ask for help if I need it.”

Why Add The “For A Girl”?

woman with angry expression on face
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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Engin Akyurt // Text Credit: Reddit / ahalfdozen6

“Saying, ‘Oh wow, you’re really good at xyz…for a girl.'”

Can we all collectively agree to stop gendering capabilities? Women play sports. Men are makeup artists. Just say someone is good at something without adding the stupid “for a _____” to the end.

I Will Smile If I Want To

woman looking unimpressed
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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Max Ilienerwise // Text Credit: Reddit / Gooncookies

“When I bartended, men were constantly telling me to smile or saying ‘you’re prettier when you smile.’ I would hear that up to 10 times in a single night on the job.”

Do You Guys Hear Yourselves?

women are generally not as shallow as twitter would have you believe. i've seen some truly heinous looking gargoyle with very beautiful women. if you can’t find someone it’s likely a personality issue, not your looks
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @miercolesgbr // Text Credit: Reddit / -Hazy-Daisy-

“Some of them will trash women and, in the same breath, complain about how women don’t like them.”

I will never forget the time I saw a guy complain that women are shallow because they don’t want to date ugly men and then proceeded to say he’d never date an ugly woman.

It’s Not 1952, Bradley

nails, screwdriver, and pliers
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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Julie Molliver // Text Credit: Reddit / yesIdofloss

“They suggest I should have my husband handle it when discussing any home repair or maintenance.”

Maybe this would make sense in the ’50s, when women were pretty much forbidden to use tools, but in the modern era, barely anyone knows how to repair things, regardless of gender.

It Has Big “Sore Loser” Energy

man sitting using laptop looking angry
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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Andrew Neel // Text Credit: Reddit / mairelon

“Get angry when I tell them they’re wrong. A male coworker accidentally used the wrong word to describe something, and a customer was confused. I just casually used the right term and continued the conversation. My coworker was livid with me.”

There’s No Right Way To Be A Woman

portrait shot of woman's head and shoulders
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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Kat Love // Text Credit: Reddit / Lillin-Firechat

“They sometimes criticize me for not being feminine enough… I was raised with only brothers, so I think I kind of walk, talk, sit, and behave like them. Especially when I just try to relax. But apparently, that’s not ladylike enough.”

It’s Pretty Patronizing

woman yelling at laptop screen in business
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Andrea Piacquadio // Text Credit: Reddit / HonigMitBanane

“Not every man does that, but a majority of men I’ve encountered questioned when I say something is broken or doesn’t work. They ask if I’m sure that I did everything correct and only after trying themselves do they believe me.”

I’m Right Here

bodies and legs of man and woman holding hands
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Samson Katt // Text Credit: Reddit / GodPleaseEndItAll

“As a man, I know women don’t like it when they’re asked a question and men answer it for them.”

He’s correct. There’s nothing more irritating than having a partner answer for you as if you aren’t standing right there.

Our Problems Are Valid Even If They’re Different From Yours

phone screen shows Tinder match on screen
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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Yogas Design // Text Credit: Reddit / FluffyFatFriendlyCat

“Dismissing our problems is something that annoys me. If you’re a woman, you can’t complain at all about the amount of creepy and sexist dudes on dating apps without men saying they get ignored on Tinder so you should be grateful to even be messaged.”

It’s Okay To Admit You’re Wrong

man yelling into the receiver of a phone
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Moose Photos // Text Credit: Reddit / Irngully

“Some guys saying things as if they are facts and then when they google it to prove their point and realize they were wrong, they just go silent and drop the subject and hope I forgot about it rather than admitting they were wrong. I did not forget.”

It’s The Selfishness For Me

man and woman talking on bench
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Samson Katt // Text Credit: Reddit / ggc4

“Expecting me to want to hear all the details of their lives and give them praise. Meanwhile, they rarely take interest in the parts of my life that aren’t directly connected to theirs, and the praise I get is about my looks rather than any of my other qualities.”

In Summary: Shut Up A Little More Often

group collaborating at work meeting
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Photo Credit: Pexels / fauxels // Text Credit: Reddit / secret_frey

“Some act like what they have to say automatically has more value than what I have to say. If we start talking at the same time, you shouldn’t automatically get to be the one who talks first. Don’t interrupt halfway through my sentence to tell me I’m wrong—I haven’t even finished my sentence, and you don’t know where it’s going with it!”

It’s Misogyny, When It Comes Down To It

man and woman on couch with t.v. remote
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Jeshoots.com // Text Credit: Reddit

“If there’s a group movie night with mixed genders there, men will always want to watch a movie that was made for a male audience every time, expecting all the women to just be okay with it but will never watch a movie made for a female audience.”

Take The Time To Really Listen

man with hand up to ear to mime
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Andrea Piacquadio // Text Credit: Reddit / aliasbex

“This all is literally about women’s experiences, and almost all of the replies are guys explaining that it’s ‘not actually a big deal,’ and ‘why even bring gender into it?’ Shut up and listen.”

Not All Men, But Certainly Many Of Them

men and women walking on busy city sidewalk
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Photo Credit: Pexels / Cameron Casey // Text Credit: Reddit / Sorcha232

“Saying ‘not all men’ when women share their concerns and frustrations. Well, maybe you don’t do it. But a lot of the men I know do. This is a thread asking females to say annoying things that men in their life regularly do.”