Not All Women Are Like That.

NAWALT is a phrase used by women to explain that even if there are accounts of unacceptable female behavior, there are other "good women" out there. The phrase is used strategically by women to imply that the accounts of bad female behavior are anomalous and isolated incidents; it is used to shift people away from the conclusion that the behavior being discussed is actually representative of women and similar behavior will be seen in the female population.


It is generally thought that NAWALT entered the lexicon first as a female defense mechanism to accounts of unacceptable female behavior. Later, AWALT was popularized by MGTOWs as a clarification and reminder that patterns in female behavior are found broadly amongst women, across races, nationalities, and ages - and that there are biological and cultural influences that ensure this common behavior.