The Best Responses To Being Told To 'Smile!'

Add these to your arsenal of comebacks

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During Hillary Clinton's speech on Tuesday - following a successful clean-up at the primaries - the news anchor Joe Scarborough tweeted the following words and women everywhere had something to say.

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Sound familiar?

Sadly, the smile command follows a specific gender dynamic. Men don't tend to tell other men to smile, women don't tend to tell other women and women certainly don't walk down the street instructing male passers-bys to smile because, you know what, it might never happen.

The trope is indicative of a prevelant gendered condescension, not to mention the fact that these men seem to feel that women owe their unasked-for opinion consideration. Well, we don't, and we want to be able to say that with confidence. These women nailed their comebacks...

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1) Vampire fangs

Kate Spencer tweeted the perfect replica of the face we wish we could pull in response to request for said smile.

7) Broad City brilliance

And finally, this gif from our favourite sitcom 'Broad City', underwent a well-deserved revival. It sums up our reactions in a way words just can't.

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