‘What women don’t want from men’ hashtag calls out terrible habits

People are venting on Twitter about all of the weird or annoying things that men do with the trending hashtag #WhatWomenDontWantFromMen.

What seems to have started off as a hashtag about what presents that women don’t want from men during the holiday season, has turned into a list of behaviors that women don’t want from men–any time of the year.

“This is gonna take forever,” Twitter user @einfreakinstein noted.

Most of the tweets are jokes about things that people have heard men say, like using the term “babysitting” when watching their own kids or telling women to “calm down.”

There are also tweets about some of the age-old annoyances, like leaving up the toilet seat and mansplaining.

For every lighthearted tweet, there is also a serious response. Many people have used the hashtag as an opportunity to share their thoughts on abortion rights.

“What women don’t want from men. Control over their body,” Twitter user @LazerKittens73 wrote.

But if you’re just wondering what not to get a woman for the holiday season, don’t worry. There are a few tweets about that, too.


Sierra Juarez

Sierra Juarez

Sierra Juarez is a freelance journalist and fact-checker based in Mexico. She most enjoys writing about human rights and politics and working in audience engagement. Her work has appeared in the Texas Tribune, the Austin American–Statesman, and the San Antonio Current.