If you were making the gender-swap of this video, what would you say are the impossible expectations of guys?
So this video, above, from BuzzFeed made me laugh because it really is what it feels like to try to live up to all the expectations put upon us women. You’re supposed to be “X” but not too “X”, and definitely “Y” but not “Y” to that degree. You’re doing that too much. And be “Z” a lot. But don’t make it look like you’re trying to be “Z”, okay?
But I know for a fact we do the same thing to men. We want you to be emotional, but I know that guys get a lot of shit for being “too emotional” – whatever that means. We want you to be strong, but not impenetrable. You’re supposed to have a great job, but not work TOO much.
Life is confusing. Our expectations of each other are really high and confusing and contradictory.
If you were making the gender-swap of this video, what would you say about what’s expected of guys?
This one by BuzzFeed sorta touches on it, too. It’s called “What Every Man Should Know” but isn’t that problematic just from the outset? The video does a pretty good job showing the absurdity of all of this.