Look. I'm not a doctor. But I do have a basic understanding of female anatomy. Partially because I happen to be a woman, and partially because I had a relatively decent education.
However, I regret to inform you that there are a lot of people on this planet who seem to have things wrong when it comes to the female body. Like, so wrong that it's actually kind of surprising that they have made it to adulthood with such a twisted understanding of what goes on beneath the skin.
Their misunderstanding is often caused by a combination of a lack of education, their (unfortunate) embarrassment of the human body and all it entails, or straight-up misogyny. It's a real bummer! But at least it makes for hilarious interactions on the World Wide Web. Here are some of the most egregious mistakes that have ever been made when it comes to talking about female anatomy on the Internet.
(Heads up: This gallery contains images and language that, depending on where you work, may be NSFW. Proceed at your own discretion.)
This is why women pass gas:
I'm pretty sure that is not how pregnancy works.
Haircut while pregnant.
"Around the ear?"
Can't find a source, huh?
Men! Stop!I know there's nothing more annoying than spending an hour on the toilet, waiting for the pee to make itself through my labyrinthine innards. Sometimes I have to skip lunch!
My breasts are down here, thank you very much.
Did you know?a lot of hormones. It's more fun this way.
This one is painful.
Oh, honey.Can you imagine a period that lasted forever?! (If you are someone who thought periods lasted forever, you're welcome for this post. Now you know.)
Pretty sure you're forgetting something.
It's exactly the same thing.
"Women's skin works different than men's skin."
Sweatpants don't work like that.
That's pregnancy for ya!
This is going to be a long 9 months.the idea that women's periods sync up is a myth. Secondly...actually, you know what? Let's stop there. There's too much to unpack here.
This one is just amazing.
"No, it doesn't."
Just another unreasonable standard for women's bodies.
Every three weeks.
What a great idea!
"Control your bladder."
WHAT IF, though?!