Are You a Man Repeller?

May 27, 2014

Life’s most probing question

Ah, the existential crisis. We’ve all experienced at least one moment of inner panic while shouting “Who am I?” at the mirror, only to find our own reflections mocking us by shouting the same thing back, like a well-synced version of Garth and Kat. And how annoying is this? Our reflections should at least have the decency to be like, “Hey idiot. You’re you. Here’s a name tag and a Sharpie so you don’t forget again.”

“What am I doing here,” is another question that we tend to ask ourselves. (Although, if you woke up on a stranger’s couch it’s probably better if you ask questions later and focus on leaving before they wake up.) These life-queries are often associated with the search for deeper, inner meaning — for answers that can’t be found on Google.

Sometimes, though, every once in a while, the hard-hitting questions can actually be solved with a simple infographic.

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Don’t you just feel like you get it. All of it. Now?

Oh! And by the way, you probably are on either way but wasn’t this much more fun than doing work?

Illustration by Becky Murphy

  • Cherie Gisondi

    I feel like I’m a woman repeller too since kindergarten, when girls see my crazy outfits. Sad, those poor basics. LOL Viva la CROTCH hanging pants!

  • ee_by_cc

    If I buy these, can I be instantly inaugurated into the Man Repeller club? http://otteny.com/vintage-harem-jean.html

    http://www.enduringethereal.com

    • Leandra Medine

      YOU’RE IN IT ALREADY

      • ee_by_cc

        YESH! Day. Made.

  • Debbie Iles

    I’m becoming more man repelling by the day. 12 years ago I wasn’t but as a happily married mum of three, I finally feel comfortable to dress as I like. I was a lot more insecure in my twenties and dressing to impress men rather than myself. I wonder if a lot of us become more men repellent as we get older, but not for the more obvious reason…

    • Debbie_Iles_Chicago

      Nice name! I have the same name :)
      I liked your post!

  • GapToothedGirl

    So, yes I’ma a man repeller!!
    Yesss!!!
    xox, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  • http://trendsurvivor.com/ TRENDSURVIVOR

    Of course I am! I wear Birkenstocks and the Prada floral sunglasses… I repel my girlfriends too…

    xNina

    http://trendsurvivor.com

  • NADIA

    So, yes I’m definitely a man repeller!!
    Yesss!!!
    xoxo, Nadia
    http://www.nadiaisthenewblack.com

  • mfashionfreak

    this is the best thing

  • Lindsey

    I love this so much!

    blousesandblush.com

  • Lydia

    As soon as I read the mention of hairy legs, I knew I’d get in da club.

    http://www.oldestfad.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.anorexicescapades.com/ BougieHippie

    This is hilarious and cute. However as a guy, an I be a manrepeller?

    http://www.anorexicescapades.com

    • Amelia Diamond

      Heck yes!

  • http://Mysmallwardrobe.com/ Carelia

    I never had and I don’t think I ever will. My personality is flirty and very outgoing and so my style. I guess being Latin had to do with it. I grew up wearing mini-skirts and tube tops, however, now that I am a lot older and I live in a more conservative place, I had learned to find a good balance between sexy styling and MR.
    xo
    Carelia

    WEARING NAUTICAL TO A VINEYARD…New post at:
    MySmallWardrobe.com

  • http://zombieapocalypsetruth.com/ Elder Swindell

    I have met these women …

    Read “The truth About The Coming Zombie Apocalypse” – amazon bookstore
    http://www.amazon.com/Truth-about-Coming-Zombie-Apocalypse/dp/1462736491/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400104532&sr=1-1&keywords=9781462736492

  • Guest

    I’m sixteen years old and I put you in my spanish project… along with Karl and A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman. So I’ve opted to skip the questions and just accept that I am a man repeller.

  • Guest

    I’m sixteen years old and I put you in my spanish project… along with Karl and A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman. So I’ve opted to skip the questions and just accept that I am a man repeller!

    • Amelia Diamond

      This is awesome

  • http://www.radasbro.com/ Dominique Bela

    Everyday I dress more and more like Travolta and pals in Grease. Then I chuck on a bright red lip so it seems like it wasn’t intentional. Uhuh honey.

    http://www.radasbro.com

    • Amelia Diamond

      oooo pic plz

  • Nathalia

    you’re so funny hahahaha

  • Tamires

    I´m really proud of being a Man Repeller. I feel fine and happy. I get dressed the way I want and I live the way I think it´s better for me. So good! :)

    • Amelia Diamond

      yaaaa!!

  • http://www.chicfb.com/ chicfbdotcom

    Menrepelling has been in my vocabulary & repertoire for quite a while and I didn’t know until the Men Repeller herself manifested. I am so MR team, but you got to show some love down here = Sofla: the land of bandage everything and make-up for breakfast …

  • http://kurt-penberg.blogspot.com/ Kurt Penberg

    I wasn’t but as a happily married mum of three, I finally feel comfortable to dress as I like. I was a lot more insecure in my twenties and dressing to impress men rather than myself.

  • http://monsemble.ca/ Mon

    I’m actually just straight up repulsive at times
    & i love it.

    come check me out!
    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

  • Aisha S

    I’ll admit that I am a man repeller! Do I still have to swap my skirts for culottes?

    • Amelia Diamond

      nahhhhh but culottes rule too!

  • Irene Laura
  • nay

    you had me at my leg hairs flying free in the wind – best feeling ever. Man Repellers Unite

  • http://www.strippedchic.com/ Shannon Kearns

    I DO get it now! Brilliant, as always

  • Margo

    I don’t know if i’m a man repeller. I just go about my business and do and wear what I want. If someone doesn’t like it well so be it. No problem. Life is much too short to worry about something like that. Anyway I like jewelry. Especially if I buy it for myself. That way I get exactly what I want and I don’t have to hurt some poor blokes feelings by saying in a sappy voice “oh you SHOULDN’T have”. Under my breath saying OMG you waisted all that $$$$. Anyway there is no accounting for taste. Sorry I’ve had a couple of glasses of wine and i’m rambeling on and on. Please forgive me. Anyway if you want to see some awesome earrings you’ve got to go on this site http://www.margojewelry.com or on her etsy site Margo Creations. Really cool stuff at good prices.