This works quite nicely at debunking the “beefcake guys in comics are objectified for women just like women in comics are for men!” imo. On the left: a magazine tailored for a male audience, showing him in full beefcake-type mode with headlines about how you, too, can look like this. On the right: a magazine tailored for a female audience, which has a headline about romance and shows him looking more or less like a normal dude.
Tell me again how comic book guys are designed for female sexual enjoyment, completely equivalent to anatomically-improbable spines and giant tits with their own individual centers of gravity, and totes aren’t just male power fantasies.
Women don’t treat men the way men treat women.
it’s also worth noting that despite all the geeks complaining about women’s impossible standards, the fantasy on the right sets a really really easy low bar to meet:
"cool clean friendly non-aggressive man who will cook a food for u"
Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.
Being a huge woman isn’t a bad thing. When some women lift weights, they gain a ton of muscle mass and get really big, and it’s awesome! Women are allowed to bulk too, it should be an option that we talk about and accept within the fitness community - Please don’t treat it as a big scary myth. Getting big, no matter how it happens (through work, through genetics, through illness, through recovery or even through “cupcakes”) is an absolutely valid body shape that women shouldn’t feel ashamed or frightened of.
Because in the end - Yes, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication (and genetic luck!) to bulk up like the lovely ladies I’ve posted above. But it takes just as much hard work and dedication (and genetic luck!) to slim down with such visible muscles as the woman in this original meme. One result of lifting is really not any more realistic than the other.