Your gender studies professor will love the ‘this is how it ought to be’ meme


It’s a bad day on Twitter when you find yourself getting owned by an actual gender studies professor and, less importantly, getting schooled by an image of a pregnant SpongeBob SquarePants.

But Matt Walsh, a conservative writer who calls himself “one of the religious Right’s most influential young voices,” brought it on himself Monday when he decided to use a heart-wrenching photo from Hurricane Harvey to make an incorrect and extremely dated point about gender roles.

Walsh shared an Associated Press photo showing a male SWAT team member, Daryl Hudeck, carrying Houston resident Catherine Pham through floodwater as she held her one-year-old child.

Walsh’s caption read, “Woman cradles and protects child. Man carries and protects both. This is how it ought to be, despite what your gender studies professor says.” Huh!

Fortunately, because Twitter is Twitter, less than 36 hours passed before he got totally shut down. And in the process a new meme, in the proud tradition of “this is the future liberals want,” was born.

despite what your Gender Professors say, this is how it ought to be. you may not like it, but…

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