Gatekeeping is a particularly toxic form of sexism in which people limit access to things because “it’s not manly” or “it’s not girly”.
Things like, I don’t know, enjoying video games. Or a band. Or keeping warm. Apparently? It’s flat-out dumb, but here we are, in a society in which certain things are denied to you because of your sex.
Honestly, every one of the images below should make you go: what the actual hell?
Check out some of the most sexist, cringe-y times men tried to keep women from enjoying things.