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▼ 步Follow cal @R4WE #mygirlfriendnotallowedto kiss no man except me. You wanna say goodbye to grandpa? You better chest bump and call it a day Reply Retweet ★ Favorite .Storify More 48 RETWEETS 20 FAVORITES 5:29 AM-6 Jun 13


#MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo[1] is a Twitter hashtag used with humorous tweets describing various activities that a person does not want his or her female significant other to partake during courtship.


While the origin of #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo[1] is currently unknown, it first appeared as a worldwide trending topic[2] on June 3rd at 7:20 p.m. (EST). According to Topsy Analytics[3], the hashtag was used 155,300 times that day. Some of the earliest examples of the tweets were posted at 9:30 p.m. (EST) by @ShuggNotSuge[4], who used the hashtag 22 times that night.

Abortion Survivor TM @ShuggNotSuge #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo Break Up With Me Unless She Got A 15 Page Essay, & An Escape Plan Expand 3 Jun 3 Jun Abortion Survivor TM @ShuggNotSuge #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo Come Out The House Unless She's Dressed Properly. pic.twitter.com/DacXdilrdj View photo Abortion Survivor TM @ShuggNotSuge #MyGirlFriendNotAllowedTo Go Swimming In A Public Pool Until They Invent Turtieneck Swimsuits! Expand 3 Jun 3 Jun Abortion Survivor TM @ShuggNotSuge #MyGirFriendNotAllowedTo Listen To Drake ! She Might Miss That N---- Who Unfroze Her In Tag In The 2nd Grade Expand


By June 3rd, at 10:40 p.m. (EST), #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo became the #1 worldwide trending topic and remained visible on the list through the following day. Also on June 4th, compilations of the tweets were featured on The Frisky[5] and The Daily Beast’s Women in the World[6], both criticizing the misogynist nature of a number of the tweets. However, as the Frisky pointed out, a number of people were attempting to co-opt the tag to point out inequalities between men and women (shown below). Meanwhile, Tumblr user bedussey[10] compiled eleven tweets from the hashtag into a photoset, which gained more than 153,000 notes within 48 hours and was featured on the site’s curated LOL tag. According to Topsy analytics[3], the hashtag was used 392,489 times on June 4th.

▼ 步Follow Andrea Grimes @andreagrimes #mygirlfriendnotallowedto marry her partner in 36 states ←Reply Retweet ★Favorite Storify More 23 RETWEETS 16 FAVORITES 1:11 AM- 4 Jun 13 FART New Jacques City Following @jephjacques #mygirlfriendnotallowedto discuss sexism in videogames without receiving death threats Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Storify More RETWEETS FAVORITES 2:54 AM-4 Jun 13

Over the next two days, collections of #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo tweets were featured on dating site How About We[7], collegiate message board Tiger Droppings[8] and men's humor site The Chive.[9] On June 6th, a link to the Frisky article was submitted to the /r/TwoXChromosomes subreddit[11], gaining 8 points and 6 comments in five hours.

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▼ 步Follow INKY @callMEinky #mygirlfriendnotallowedto get a D on a test Nobody allowed to give her the D besides me. Ima have to slap a teacher ←Reply Retweet ★ Favorite .Storify More 1,263 600 RETWEETSFAVORITES 4:01 PM-4 Jun 13 ★IG: DEEJAYROBB856★ @DEEJAYROBB856 i▼ y Follow #mygirlfriendnotallowedto break up with me unless she has a 20 slide power point, thesis statement, 6 essays, and a letter from God Reply Retweet ★ Favorite .Storify More 1,327 554 RETWEETS FAVORITES ES !面腱断醠 2:16 PM-4 Jun 13 ▼ 步Follow Simply Luke @Lukepalms #mygirlfriendnotallowedto have a phone! Who she tryna talk to? Here's a walkie-talkie you ain't going that far Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Storify More 23 RETWEETSFAVORITES 10:32 AM-6 Jun 13
▼ 步Follow Trop God @Dariusbro #mygirlfriendnotallowedto have twitter avi, girl you better have that boiled egg I already know what you look like Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Storify More 1,862 967 RETWEETS FAVORITES :49 AM-4 Jun 13 ▼ 步Follow Cpt. Latin A erica @Marioxlv #mygirlfriendnotallowedto eat Activia yogurt tf you tryna get active for? To find the strength to leave me? not today Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Storify More 2,9131,263 RETWEETS FAVORITES 3:00 PM-4 Jun 13 ▼ 步Follow JavonCook @SheLovesMyink #mygirlfriendnotallowedto go outside, I sunlight for? Reply Retweet ★ Favorite .Storify More 366 亂鬮缇翻EER RETWEETS FAVORITES 0:52 AM-5 Jun 13

Derivative: #MyBoyfriendNotAllowedTo

On June 4th, the complementary hashtag #MyBoyfriendNotAllowedTo[12] began to circulate on Twitter, spawning similar jokes about things that people didn't want their boyfriends to do. Although it didn't garner as much attention as the original hashtag, #MyBoyfriendNotAllowedTo briefly became a worldwide trending topic[13] with 228,687 mentions, according to Topsy analytics.[14] Tumblr user awkwardnigerian[15] compiled a number of these Tweets into a photoset, which gained more than 48,000 notes in 48 hours.

Follow Breanna Tenda。。 @breezy_lea #myboyfriendnotallowbetterbe"just doing' wear anything Nike, the only thing he better be 'just doing' s me Niaaaaa a;) @NiaaUnique Follow other females.. if he wanna "chill" he better go stand by the air conditioner. hayley pinsonneault @oheyitshayls Follow #myboyfriendnotallowedto have candles on his birthday cake, w-- you wishing for? all your dreams came true when you met me

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