Anti-Meme Fridays Part 4!

Welcome to my smartass series, Anti-Meme Fridays.

In a sad, hollow effort to spread my loathing of motivational memes, every Friday I’ll be posting some new meme-hate. Forever.

I’ll post two memes every week. The first one, I’ll put up an actual meme I pulled from Facebook or Twitter, and I’ll deconstruct its logic in the most sarcastic way possible. For the second one, I’ll post something anti-motivational and/or funny. Because…really…that’s all a good meme should aspire to be.

Enjoy! Oh, and please be assured this is all in good fun. I’m doing this to combat the stress of writing extremely dark fiction all day long.


Meme 1


With more than 70% of my readership being women, I see a TON of these types of memes. It’s the whole, ‘Fear your woman. Grovel to her,’ commentary. I get it. It’s mostly (but not entirely) meant to be tongue-in-cheek. But…and it’s a big ole’ butt, imagine if we reversed these. Imagine if they said, “When a man says ______, you’d better STFU and get back in the kitchen.” Or something equally sexist. Not so cool then, right?

I guess what I’m saying is, while ‘fear your woman’ memes are meant to be funny, there’s an underlying truth to them. And in a way the whole ‘happy wife, happy life’ theology is why I’m saying I’ll never get married again. Ever.

Love ya, ladies!  🙂


Meme 2


At the time of this article’s creation, the time was 9:30PM. And the temperature was still 90F.

I’m all for hot summers, but…

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Past Anti-Meme Fridays are here.

Join me in destroying motivational memes worldwide.

Or at least check out my stuff.

J Edward Neill

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