Liked on YouTube: “WOMEN ARE CRAZY!”

If you’re a woman living in the United States, you’ve probably heard an upset ex-boyfriend utter the phrase, “Women are CRAZY!” You may have even heard it from ~cool girls~ who are really just “one of the guys.” Either way, this video deconstructs how negative stereotypes about women’s mental health hurt both women and mentally ill people.

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