From the Desk of the Creative Mind: Get You a Girl Who Can Do Both

Hello my lovelies!!

It has been so long since I have written anything, I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ve completely forgotten how! But really, it has been too long, so I thought I would bring some random thoughts into the world. And this random thought starts out with a trend on Instagram and Twitter for the last couple of weeks titled: get you a girl who can do both

Now, if you troll the internet in any capacity, you will have seen at least some of these posts, mainly on tumblr, pinterest and twitter. Here are some examples:

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I mean, that’s how it all started, but of course, it got weird. There are so many funny variations of this meme, I just really want to share.

We have the selfies:

The celebrity edition:

 

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And for some reason, a ridiculous amount of memes about Kate McKinnon:

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It just gets more and more ridiculous the further you go, as you can see from this buzzfeed article:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/genamourbarrett/pictures-that-prove-the-man-that-can-do-both-meme-is-out?utm_term=.qcx8ylmk2#.dfrLaRpO6

So, the question that I ask is, WHY IS THIS A THING!?!? And in asking this question, I have created a pros and cons list, as the expert that I am in these internet things.

PROS:

  1. This meme proves that women are magical unicorns capable of the greatest transformations ever and the world should fear our power
  2. Too many people have way too much time on their hands (ME) to find, analyze and create these things
  3. Proof that women do not have natural golden eyelids or permanent mascara and can still look bomb af
  4. A real use of all of those funny/crazy/scary selfies you either accidentally took or only send to your BFF’s

CONS:

  1. THE EXPECTATIONS! If you’re only comfortable with one style, this whole idea of “doing both” can be way too high. And I’m speaking for everyone, not just girls. Do you only own two pairs of jeans? Me too! Do your eyelids always glitter?!? May the force be with you!
  2. Feminism, probably. Now, before everyone gets all up in arms, calm down, I’m agreeing with you. Women (and men) have the right to look however they want. If you want to wear slouchy sweatpants and those weird adidas sandals with tube socks, you do you! (notice how that was gender neutral?) And in the name of feminism, being expected to have 2 sides or “doing both” can be demeaning. You do you though, that’s all I’m gonna say

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

If you’re just scrolling through for fun pictures, then don’t even worry. But really, this meme can mean anything. If you have no sense of humor, then be offended by it. If you have a sense of humor and the heart of a troll like me, then do what these lovely ladies have and take control of the meme. Post your amazing triple chin selfies and your snatched outfits because this is the real world and you can!

You DO YOU!

Be someone who can do both. Or to really mess with people, find like 12 other things and be all of those too. Because you are awesome the way you are and you don’t actually have to prove it to anyone. And that’s what is so great about finding a person who can do both, because it is both awesome and completely made up. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have my own meme to create 😉

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Don’t forget to follow me on tumblr for more funny insights into the internet world, and on instagram for behind the scenes of my weird life here in juneau. I mostly take selfies, but who can blame me, they’re so much fun. And here are some of the runner ups for my favorite meme right now:

http://www.teen.com/2016/05/29/im-bored/get-you-a-girl-who-can-do-both-memes-find-yourself-a-woman-funny-pictures/

Happy Wednesday from me to you, have an Optimistic week!

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