Our society is one full of double standards; they're impossible to get away from.
The difference in society's expectations of men and those of women is where this becomes really apparent.
Twitter user Lana Moore, a comedian and musician, started a new meme that has been making the rounds on twitter.
The meme starts out "every woman I know:..." and goes on to list the activities that women are expected to perform.
It then contrasts those with what is expected of men.
every woman I know: works out, meditates, starting a business, in therapy, 12 step skincare routine, mastered conto… https://t.co/IdUYxvZiyD— How To Be Alone (by me Lane Moore) is out now (@How To Be Alone (by me Lane Moore) is out now)1556757303.0
I’m seeing a lot of replies saying “I don’t do all that” & good for you, you don’t have to!! But the point of this… https://t.co/e1M0MIG9AF— How To Be Alone (by me Lane Moore) is out now (@How To Be Alone (by me Lane Moore) is out now)1556835299.0
The format caught on and users are sharing their comparisons.
every woman i know: basis for a successful series of children’s books, meticulous planner with brilliant attention… https://t.co/hXpfOYiGeb— swizz keats (@swizz keats)1556829775.0
every woman I know: drinks ACV, listens to inspiring podcasts, 4 kids in carpool, Dinner in instant pot, puts out,… https://t.co/I9heHyMiz5— Jillian (@Jillian)1556857797.0
every woman i know: is “gallant” from highlights for children magazine every man i know: is “goofus” from highlights for children magazine— law dog, esq. (@law dog, esq.)1556828156.0
every woman I know: does yoga, flawless skin, multiple PhDs, churns her own butter, flies covert missions to airdro… https://t.co/8ObRlsY4iQ— Kat Rosenfield (@Kat Rosenfield)1556827177.0
There was some criticism of the format as well:
[annoying person voice] every woman i know: doing a ton of useless shit to make herself prettier & men’s lives ea… https://t.co/2TX3ZBQWIR— 🦇 valerian 🦇 (@🦇 valerian 🦇)1556914362.0
Some just chose to be funny with it.
Every woman I know: beautiful, pure of heart, fantastic singing voice Every man I know: lives in the basement, pla… https://t.co/K2xMFP0S0q— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes)1556894893.0
@willmenaker Every woman I know: Nike of Samothrace Every man I know: Olmec Baby https://t.co/UcH6mIIen1— Seymour Martin Dipset (@Seymour Martin Dipset)1556906000.0
Every woman I know: successful, good, blah blah blah Every man I know: fat, lazy, covered with fur, spooning with h… https://t.co/P6gtYL9nvm— The Discourse Lover (@The Discourse Lover)1556912320.0
As usual with memes such as this, there were those who took things in a... much different direction.
every woman i know: terrifying every man i know: also terrifying i have anxiety— dirt prince (@dirt prince)1556824317.0
Every woman I know: [doesnt know any women] Every man I know: [also doesn’t know any men. In fact lives a sad lone… https://t.co/VCd1KNcRM1— Urple Incogzero (@Urple Incogzero)1556835490.0
Every woman I know: ... Every man I know: ... I don't have any friends— campus safety (@campus safety)1556918513.0
every woman I know: [the yawning call of a wild blue horizon that can never be truly answered] their boyfriends: [… https://t.co/a5w1zusk20— Cohen is a ghost (@Cohen is a ghost)1557094203.0
Every woman I know: preparing for trouble, protecting the world from devastation, denouncing the evils of truth and… https://t.co/LkHheAlHj4— With Ilhan Stander (@With Ilhan Stander)1556831752.0
The ways that society pressures people to be, and certain things they have to do to be considered worthy, isn't helpful for anyone.
The stresses of trying to do all of the things wear on people, and they make it that much harder to be who they truly want to be.
Memes like this call those standards into question, and help get people thinking about what is really important, and they do so through a lens of humor.