I googled two things today, to write this article:
- Real Men
- Real Women
I was confronted with a number of images of memes about real men do this and real men do that and I had images of half naked women of all sizes shoved in my face.
Both are horseshit. Let me tell you why.
There is no such thing as a “real” man or woman. So can we stop using it to force our behavioural expectations on other people?
“Real men don’t hit women” – no. Real humans don’t use their fists to get their point across
“Real women support their man” – no. People support each other regardless of gender.
“Real women come in all sizes” – no. Women come in all sizes. Real or not.
So before you try telling me that I’m not a real woman because I don’t conform to your standards, open the bin lid and get right on in their with the other cabbages.
Make sure you join me on the student forum for the world’s students, Campus Society.