As you can imagine, the women of Reddit had a lot of thoughts on the matter.
Reddit user u/GossipGirl121 stirred up an interesting discussion on the r/AskWomen forum recently when they approached the community's 4.1 million members with this question: "What is something you will NOT apologize for?" As you can imagine, the women of Reddit had a lot of thoughts on the matter and held nothing back as they shared the things they absolutely refuse to apologize for. Here are 25 of the top responses:
"Expecting men to be thoughtful without being asked." — ElaborateRoost
"Being pro-choice. To me, bodily autonomy is important above all else, and if you don’t want to grow something inside your body, nobody can/should force you to." — Far-Board9051
"My physical limitations. Yes, I'm visually impaired no I will not apologize for leaning so close to your computer screen I can touch it with my nose because you are the one who asked me to come over and show you how to do it.
No, I'm not going to apologize for asking for a menu when I cannot read the backboard menu behind the counter.
No, I won't apologize for having my cubical lit up like the Fourth of July because I need the extra light. No, I won’t apologize for having the special order computer monitor. Fill out your own medical paperwork to get one. No, I will not apologize for smashing into glass that I couldn't see in the first place RIP my fingers verse display cases. You clean little kids' smudges your can clean mine. I don't think anyone would ever do that on purpose." — Nancy2421
"Blocking people. I don't know why strangers get so butt hurt when you post about blocking someone." — georgiagirlinthepnw
"Having big emotions. I feel how I feel. I'm very expressive. It keeps me sane." — miniheart100
"Breastfeeding in public. Baby gotta eat." — brazenlilhussy
"For the way, I speak. Yes, I am from 'somewhere different to you.' Yes, I've had a hard time. Yes, I sound rough. But no, I won't change who I am to make myself sound more middle-class and acceptable in a snobby society. I'm proud of my roots and the way I speak indicates how much work I've had to do to get to where I am today. A lot fucking more than you did. So there." — CongealedBeanKingdom
"Flooding. I have endo, my period comes irregularly and makes a grand entrance. If I bleed through my pants, it’s not gross, I’m not disgusting, it happens semi regularly. It’s my normal." — TennisBallsArePurple