This meme perfectly illustrates the impossible standards women in our society are held to

Lowenna Waters
Friday 03 May 2019 07:30
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There are many stereotypes about how different men and women are, but this meme might actually have hit the nail on the head.

The new meme, called 'Every woman I know', illustrates all the things that women are supposed to juggle and achieve due to society's impossible standards, and contrasts them really effectively to the different pressures that men have to face.

Comedian and musician Lana Moore kicked off the meme when she began tweeting about the stereotypical differences in men and women's beauty routines who are both in her life on Wednesday.

In a tweet, she wrote:

every woman I know: works out, meditates, starting a business, in therapy, 12 step skincare routine, mastered contouring and winged eyeliner, reading self-help books.

every guy I know: used to use a 3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash, but uses separate body wash now.

The post got nearly 6,000 likes, and many other Twitter users began to share their own versions.

Others offered more 'funny' takes.

Then there were the inevitable erm... strange takes.

After the tweet got a lot of interaction, @helloalonemoore then expanded on what it was all about, saying:

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 tweet is the world asks women to do all that, despite us not having $/time/energy for it! Point is: society asks women to do everything and asks men to do nothing.

Women, we salute you! You're smashing it.


HT The Daily Dot

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