What if we talked about male historical figures in the same way we talk about female historical figures?
Twitter user @manwhohasitall has thousands of people examining that alternative reality with one genius Twitter thread.
Man Who Has It All is a satirical Twitter account which highlights ridiculous gender stereotypes by tweeting about men’s lifestyle in the ridiculous ways some magazines would write about women. The account inspired a book published in 2016 titled “From Frazzled to Fabulous: How to Juggle a Successful Career, Fatherhood, ‘Me-Time’ and Looking Good.”
In an interview with HuffPost in 2015, the account’s operator, who prefers to remain anonymous, said the aim was to reimagine the “crap” that lifestyle publications and advertisements communicate to women.
On Friday, the Man Who Has It All launched an ongoing Twitter thread with a simple question.
My friend is a history teacher. She’s compiling a list of great historical figures and she needs a male to add to the list. Suggestions?
— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) September 1, 2017
People quickly responded with hilarious suggestions.
Surely there is a man married to a famous woman that needs some time in the spotlight, actress Mara Wilson responded. Many others tried to think of that one famously handsome man, but couldn’t remember his name.