A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency.
Surely you're familiar with "good boys." They're the ones who put "feminist" in their Tinder bio but talk over you the entire date. They ghost you but feel only momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a female author. (It was required, but they thought it was "okay.") And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment--except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad.
This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both online and in real life.
This is a used copy in excellent condition.
By Shelby Lorman. Paperback. 208 pages. Published by Penguin Books, 2019.