It is a truth universally acknowledged that if a woman’s got headphones on, she doesn’t want to talk to you.
However, some misguided piece in The Modern Man suggests that, yes, women who have chosen to put something over and/or in their ears that actively prevents them from having to hear anything else do want to talk to random men ― they just need some nudging.
The piece was originally published in 2013, but has received renewed attention on social media after this Aug. 29 tweet:
Below is a sample piece of terrible advice from author Dan Bacon to men looking to talk to women with headphones:
THIS. ADVICE. IS. GARBAGE.
You know what a woman wants when she’s got her headphones in? To be left the hell alone. She’s probably listening to a sweet podcast or a great jam and doesn’t want to have it interrupted by a stranger miming the act of headphone removal in front of her face.
This isn’t a rom-com. You’re not John Cusack.
After this abomination of an article was recently resurfaced, people had a lot to say about it on Twitter:
Now, there’s a very good chance this article and the entire Modern Man site is simply poorly-written parody. Some of the other pieces of garbage the site has produced include:
The only safe assumption here is that this is satire because if it’s not...