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Company Creates Satirical T-Shirts That Intentionally Portray Men The Way Society Portrays Women (11 Pics)
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Company Creates Satirical T-Shirts That Intentionally Portray Men The Way Society Portrays Women (11 Pics)

Imagine that the world as we know it was turned on its head, gender roles, and social norms were flipped, and men got to see life through the eyes of a woman’s experience. In this world, women are historically the dominant sex, taking lead roles in science, art, and exploration, while men are largely tasked with domestic duties, looking after the house and raising children.

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Facebook (and Twitter) account ‘Man Who Has It All’ regularly does this, cleverly revealing the ridiculousness of the discourse around gender bias by reversing the sexes. “Just a little reminder to smile, boys! Because women like to see positive men. A smile costs nothing.”

Patronizing, isn’t it? These are the kinds of remarks that women are subjected to all the time, so by holding up a mirror to our biased gender norms in this way, the page reveals our outdated attitudes.

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Now with almost 400k followers on Facebook, the popular page describes itself as “a satirical page that exposes the absurdity of the patriarchy by turning the tables,” and “highlights the sexism, stereotypes, and bias women experience every day by imagining a world where men are treated in the same way society treats women.”

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The brains behind the parody account and the T-shirt slogans is an anonymous “working dad” who has taken matters beyond social media to include these funny T-shirts, as well as a Book called ‘From Frazzled to Fabulous: How to Juggle a Successful Career, Fatherhood, ‘Me-Time’ and Looking Good.’

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Australian business owner Tania is a big fan of Man Who Has It All, finding many of the posts perfectly relatable to the situations she finds herself in daily. Having built up her own business from scratch, she, unfortunately, receives the odd condescending comment, and not just from men. “It’s something that really irritates me,” she told Bored Panda. “In the beginning, I got comments like ‘shouldn’t you be in the kitchen?’ from men, and often similar things from women too. The humor and insights of the ‘gender flip’ jokes seem to put my thoughts into words; it clearly shows what kind of non-existent gender equality many of us have to deal with all the time.”

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Erica, from Sweden, also appreciates the ‘parallel universe’ that the page creates, and the opportunity to play along as a ‘man’ in the comments. “The comments I write are all made up of course,” she told us. But it’s still the way many men view women. I follow the page because I think it’s great at revealing hidden patterns in society.”

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“I do think that we are lucky in Sweden though, our society is more about equal rights than most others and I think that in general, Swedish men are well educated in issues of gender equality. It’s partly down to the history of our country. For a woman, being a ‘housewife’ is not really a part of our culture. For a long time now, most of us have worked for our own living, so we are traditionally much less ‘dependent’ on men.”

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“I do relate to many of the comments. I’m not much for makeup and stuff like that! However, I would never go outside in a pair of shorts without shaved legs. In that matter, when it comes to looks, I think Swedish women don’t differ that much. We still have a society that tells us we have to look good.”

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What does gender equality mean to you? Are we as a society making progress, or is there still much to be done? Scroll down below to see how the ‘Man Who Has It All’ gets his point across, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Here are some examples of the man who has it all at work

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His fans love the Tshirts especially

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Giovanni
Community Member
3 years ago

In my language most words have a masculine and a feminine variant, so i never understood why using the feminine variant was suddenly offensive but now it clicked. In english speaking countries they take neutral forms and add woman to it, thats sexist as hell. Thanks a lot english :/

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY DONE IN ENGLISH. It's only done by people who think "Wow, it's weird that a woman is doing what I think is a 'man's job' ", it's not how English is meant to work grammatically. There is no masculine / feminine variant of "scientist" or "architect" or ANY of these words - they're gender-neutral. It's just that barring poet and author a lot of (usually "baby boomers"-era) people think of the jobs as "something men do".

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JoanXXX
Community Member
3 years ago

The satirical "joke" dies very quickly, nothing new is done on each t-shirt. Pretty crap joke, just done to make money.

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

Who buys a shirt that just says their profession on it anyway?

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Erika Tracy
Community Member
3 years ago

If you really don't get it, go read the coverage of the black hole image and count how many times each story indicates the lead scientist is female. Then find yourself an article about Michael Mann's discovery of the "hockey stick" and see if they bother to point out he's a dude. I mean, yay! Women are finally a real force in science! But at the same time, sheesh!

Virginia Gould
Community Member
3 years ago

Not to mention many of the articles included her age in the headline. How many article about male scientists include their age? "MIT Scientist Bob Smith, 32, discovers yada yada yada..."

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Giovanni
Community Member
3 years ago

In my language most words have a masculine and a feminine variant, so i never understood why using the feminine variant was suddenly offensive but now it clicked. In english speaking countries they take neutral forms and add woman to it, thats sexist as hell. Thanks a lot english :/

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY DONE IN ENGLISH. It's only done by people who think "Wow, it's weird that a woman is doing what I think is a 'man's job' ", it's not how English is meant to work grammatically. There is no masculine / feminine variant of "scientist" or "architect" or ANY of these words - they're gender-neutral. It's just that barring poet and author a lot of (usually "baby boomers"-era) people think of the jobs as "something men do".

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JoanXXX
Community Member
3 years ago

The satirical "joke" dies very quickly, nothing new is done on each t-shirt. Pretty crap joke, just done to make money.

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

Who buys a shirt that just says their profession on it anyway?

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Erika Tracy
Community Member
3 years ago

If you really don't get it, go read the coverage of the black hole image and count how many times each story indicates the lead scientist is female. Then find yourself an article about Michael Mann's discovery of the "hockey stick" and see if they bother to point out he's a dude. I mean, yay! Women are finally a real force in science! But at the same time, sheesh!

Virginia Gould
Community Member
3 years ago

Not to mention many of the articles included her age in the headline. How many article about male scientists include their age? "MIT Scientist Bob Smith, 32, discovers yada yada yada..."

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