19 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning When You’re A Woman (Because, Misogyny)

Success

Mad Men

What it usually means: “He worked his way to the top.”
What it means to women: “She must have slept her way to the top.”

Friendzone

Dawson’s Creek

What it usually means: An experience ANYBODY who has ever been through unrequited love at the hands of a friend understands.
What it means to women: Being accused of not liking “nice guys” and thus being shallow, slutty, and deserving only of assholes.

Marriage

The Prince And The Show Girl

What it usually means: A joining or covenant between two people.
What it means to women: The one thing you MUST absolutely do if you don’t want to be judged negatively for the rest of your life.

Orgasm

When Harry Met Sally

What it usually means: The thing that happens at the end of sex.
What it means to women: The thing you have to take care of by yourself.

Work/Life Balance

Snow White

What it usually means: working hard but also getting to fit in a round of golf and watching all three football games on Sundays.
What it means to women: working hard but also getting to pick up after your husband and leave work to pick your kids up from school when they’re sick.

Slut

Cruel Intentions

What it usually means: A trashy woman with low self-esteem.
What it means to women: A woman who enjoys sex.

Boyfriend

Pretty Woman

What it usually means: A person that you are in a romantic relationship with (if you like dudes, of course).
What it means to women: The one person the world will tell you that you are incomplete without.

Nice Guy

Anchorman

What it usually means: A loser at love who’s nice only because he can’t get laid.
What it means to women: A nice guy.

Manly

Parks and Recreation

What it usually means: Refers to qualities that are usually associated with masculinity or that men are expected to always portray.
What it means to women: You are either acting in a way that is not permitted for your gender or meant as an insult to your appearance.

Wedding Ring

The Hills

What it usually means: An item of jewelry you wear after you get married.
What it means to women: A fake item of jewelry you have to buy so that you can show it to guys at the bar and get them to leave you alone without them calling you a bitch.

Business Casual

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

What it usually means: Wearing jeans to work because everyone takes you seriously based on your intelligence and ability.
What it means to women: Still dressing up for work because you need to be good at your job AND nice to look at.

Bossy

SNL

What it usually means: A bitch.
What it means to women: A boss bitch who gets things done.

Walking

Clueless

What it usually means: A simple activity you do to get from one place to another.
What it means to women: An activity that never fails to be scary, annoying, and disheartening.

Competition

Mean Girls

What it usually means: A friendly or serious attitude you have while playing a game or working towards the same goal as another.
What it means to women: Something people will lord over you for wanting too much, or not being feminine enough. No matter how friendly your competition is, it will be viewed as catty.

Emotional

Anchorman

What it usually means: Someone who lets their emotions get the better of them, someone who is unreasonable.
What it means to women: A woman who lets their emotions get the better of them, a woman who is unreasonable. Male emotions like “anger” are excluded.

Oversensitive

The Hills

What it usually means: A fragile overreaction to a mundane event.
What it means to women: Anytime you tell a guy something he doesn’t want to hear.

PMS

Orange is the New Black

What it usually means: A pain in the form of cramping you might experience that reminds you you’re a potentially fertile woman.
What it means to women: The thing people will accuse you of “suffering from” every time you disagree with them.

Talking

Jersey Shore

What it usually means: Fucking.
What it means to women: Talking.

History

Parks and Recreation

What it usually means: Things men did.
What it means to women: Things men did to women. TC mark

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