I like to call them fuckbois. They are the guys who heavily rely on the women in their life to do this and help them with that, but when it comes to showing R.E.S.P.E.C.T, it’s lacking somewhat, whether it be in public or in the bedroom.
And no, they don’t deserve the proper spelling of ‘boy’.
Much like many 24-year-olds, Shelby Lorman knows about these fuckbois, and decided to turn their poor excuses and attempts at being the best into a bitingly brilliant Instagram account – @awardsforgoodboys.
Lorman spoke to VICE about what it is she does, and why:
“I’ve always found that humor [sic] is an incredibly valuable tool for both coping and change.”
She started the account in 2017 as a way to make fun of “good boys”—her moniker for men who expect praise for not being absolute monsters.
“People are so quick to praise men for avoiding vehemently bad behavior, whilst holding women to a million standards they’ll never meet,” Lorman explained. “It’s like, ‘Oh, he didn’t murder anyone? He’s my hero.’”
And they really do hit the nail on the head. Try this one for size:
Or how about this:
Scrolling through the posts, which unpack the “double standards of hardwired sexism”, they are so relatable it’s scary:
“The vibe I get from my followers and friends is that it’s a relief to consume something that is still topical, still critical, but has some levity,” she said.
This one, a “motivation poster”:
There are so many more here.
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