Awards for Good Boys, Tales of Dating, Double Standards, and Doom

Awards for Good Boys, Tales of Dating, Double Standards, and Doom
Lorman, Shelby
Penguin Books
feminism , humour
53.01 MB
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****"Shelby and her art are extremely my shit. You need this book." --Samantha Irby,* New York Times *bestselling author of* We Are Never Meeting in Real Life** ** *

A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency, f **rom the creator of the wildly popular Instagram account @AwardsForGoodBoys**

Surely you're familiar with good boys. They're the ones who put "feminist" in their Tinder bio but talk overyou the entire date. They ghost you, but they feel momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but they thought it was "okay.") And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment (except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad).

This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, *Awards for Good Boys* makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.