Bottom line: While memes are a source of joy and humor, the ones we choose to circulate show a lot about how we see the world. Next time you see something funny and want to share it with everyone, take a second to make sure that what you’re sharing is in line the kind of person you’d like to be.
It also shows us that a hell of a lot of people think feminizing men is funny. Why? Because deep down, they recognize that women don’t have the same societal power as men, no matter how many times they say that feminism isn’t necessary or the fight for equality is over.
Use empowering language. Ban victim speech from your vocabulary. Instead of saying “I can’t,” say “I won’t.” Instead of “I have to,” say “I’m going to.” Instead of “I don’t know,” say “I’ll figure it out.” Pay attention to the language you use and get rid of any phrases that foster helplessness.