Any woman who's ever been online knows that the internet is rife with sexism and misogyny. From obnoxious trolls reminding women to "get back in the kitchen" to blatant mansplaining and more serious threats of violence -- women on the internet have experienced it all. One of the best ways to cope with sexist trolls is, of course, humor.
Below are 24 tweets that hilariously sum up being a woman online with an opinion.
Today in Being A Feminist Online, I told someone to read a book and they told me to calm down.— Witch Hazel (@HazelMonforton) November 18, 2015
If I had a dollar for every time a white dude on Twitter explained the joke I just made back to me I'd be rich.— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) May 25, 2016
I love it when a man, wearing only the anonymity of the internet, takes a hold of his phone w/ his big strong arms & tells me 2 'calm down'— mitra jouhari (@tweetrajouhari) February 8, 2016
"Nipples killed my parents, and I'll be damned if anyone else should ever have to see those murderers again" -the founder of Instagram— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) April 5, 2016
This Guy Went Undercover To See What It’s *Really* Like Online For Women Because People Don’t Take Them At Their Word Anyway He’s A Hero— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) March 17, 2016
Online Bro: FREEDOM OF SPEECH YO— Elizabeth (@Elizasoul80) May 12, 2016
[woman on the internet voices her opinion]
Online Bro: What is this chick's problem?
I have terrible news for the people calling me fat and ugly in my inbox right now: did you know you can be fat, and ugly, and also correct?— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) March 10, 2016
shout out to the mute button— Zeba Blay (@zblay) June 3, 2016
Dude on the internet asked my ethnicity. I said, "I am Latina." He responded, "you most certainly are."— Madeline Gomez (@madgomez) March 22, 2016
I give up.
MEDIA: "We can't believe Trump would tweet something so awful!!!"— Kate Spencer (@katespencer) March 24, 2016
WOMEN OF THE INTERNET: *scrolls through mentions*
Telling a woman to get back in the kitchen is a weird insult to lob on Twitter. We can still tweet from kitchens. We have wifi & data plans.— Living Marble (@living_marble) April 14, 2016
Lol lots of people sure don't like women huh— Megan Amram (@meganamram) March 11, 2016
Donald Trump: "The women get it better than we do folks."— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) May 9, 2016
Every single woman writing on the Internet: *laughs forever*
It's amusing when clickbait screams "...And what happens next will SHOCK you!" I'm a woman on the internet. That bar's been set pretty high.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) April 30, 2016
WOMAN ON THE INTERNET: Sex is pleasurable.— Dr. Happyknuckles (@drhappyknuckles) May 15, 2016
MAN ON THE INTERNET: You're talking about me aren't you?
A woman said a thing on the Internet and now the angry Internet men are angry on the Internet.— Vallie Beuys (@VallieBeuys) May 8, 2016
I'm labelled a feminist like that automatically means i hate men. I don't hate men because of feminism. I hate men as a personal side hobby— dr. dalia ☥ (@DALIAMALEK) June 25, 2016
Currently getting trolled by men on the internet. Maybe this means I've made it. Maybe this means I'm a woman on the internet.— Lucy Vernasco (@LuceVern) June 26, 2016
It wouldn't be a day in the life of a woman on the internet if a cis white man didn't fly into my mentions to go all "well, ACTUALLY"— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 22, 2016
No one has called me a c-word on the internet, meaning I am not yet a successful woman but now I know what I have to work towards.— Naomi Karavani (@naomikaravani) June 10, 2016
This computer's mouse is so sensitive it's like, what are you, a white straight guy being asked to admit that the system benefits you?— Selena Coppock (@SelenaCoppock) May 8, 2014
It's really easy being a woman writer on the Internet said no woman writer on the Internet ever.— De Elizabeth (@deelizabeth_) June 1, 2016