The very first Internet Meme Demolition Derby featured the image to our right. Rules for Dating My Daughter was roaming across Facebook and Twitter, revealing the inner Neanderthal Conservative on your friends list and getting “Hurr Hurr Hurr, so true…” laughs from the usual chuckleheads whose comedic tastes stopped evolving at “Here’s your sign.”
So we had a good laugh as we snarked through the list. This post really laid the groundwork for a lot of what we talk about in this recurring feature. Baseless nostalgia, the inherent and threat of violence behind Patriarchal Norms and the insidious allure of authoritarianism cloaked in “harmless” humor form the backbone of our feminist critique of internet culture here at the Derby.
Rules for Dating My Daughter
I don’t make the Rules
You don’t make the Rules
She makes the Rules
Her Body, Her Rules
This is completely made of AWESOME. It’s succinct. It’s simple. It builds off the original design. It’s perfect. Please share this meme whenever you see the original piece of crap clogging up your timeline. And if you happen to have $49.95 to spend on a T-shirt, we’d love to see one of these in the wild!
Featured Image Credit: Joseph Novak
Meme Image Credit: MyFeministHeart
PS. While I was looking for this image on Facebook I stumbled across a Facebook Group called “Rules for Dating my Daughter.” They have expanded the original list to 23 items. It is as awful as you can imagine.