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Women Are Sharing Their Best Responses When They Are Asked To ‘Smile’

Have You Ever Been Asked To ‘Smile’?

If you have been asked to smile before, you probably know the frustration you feel after this demand. I mean, you should smile if you feel happy and not if you don’t want to. Why is it that ‘smiling’ is necessary, especially for women?

It all started when a Personal user said “Who ‘tells you to smile randomly on the street’? No one of course, you made that up.” Many people, however, including @MollyOShah, had something else to say about this.

@MollyOShah’s Tweet Soon Went Viral.

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People Were Quick To Answer.

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Because Smiling And Looking Good Is Directly Related.

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Seems Like Nothing Is Ever Enough.

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Many People Started To Tell Their Personal Experiences Of Being Asked To ‘Smile’.

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That Is Just Rude.

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Meghan Richards Told Her Own Experience. To Top It, All Of It Happened While She Was Working Out!

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I was jogging on a treadmill at the gym. So, I had headphones on and I had sort of zoned out, but then I noticed that an older man was standing in front of me and motioning for me to smile.

I kept staring at him, which would make him exaggerate the smiling motion again and again. Finally, I just plastered on a fake smile and quickly looked away. I was really upset and wondering why this guy needed to single me out like that.

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Ally Schroy Even Changed Her Running Route Because Of One Such Incident.

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After that day, I started driving several blocks away to run at a nearby park to avoid getting shouted at again.

Seems Like Not Even Little Kids Are Left Alone.

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She was confused because she wasn’t unhappy, she was just thinking about her schoolwork and had a serious look on her face.

I was glad she was irritated by the interruption in her day. When I was her age I just smiled back obediently.

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Some People Replied With Strategies To Deal With These Kinda Requests.

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It always irked me — the expectation that we put on a show for them.

Growing up doing dance recitals we smile when we perform. Women are not performing — we’re living. We don’t need to smile for men at all times, as our lives aren’t for the pleasure of men.

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This One I Might Even Use Next Time.

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Come On Vogue!

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Well, Whatever Makes You Feel Better.

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I Am Sure It Would.

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Now This Would Stop Them From Asking Ever Again!

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So, Are You Ready To Smile?

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