Here at SlapLaughter we gleefully acknowledge that gender stereotypes are complicated. But it’s also funny to point at these cliches every once in a while, because as progressive as we want to be, we all know guys who act like the stereotype. In fact, we know so many guys who act like the stereotype that it becomes pretty easy to understand why those generalization exist in the first place. Yes. We also know men who don’t act like this. And yes. These memes could apply to some women we know. So while you’re laughing at these caricatures of what men are thought to be like, let’s remember Sherman Alexie’s caution, “Don’t live up to your stereotypes.”
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Maria is a mother of five and grandmother of two. She is a journalist, but loves writing in general, especially creative fiction. Her specialties include knowing way too much about Marvel comic books and raising awesome kids.