A parody blog and Twitter account has set about flipping the inane advice regularly dished out to women juggling motherhood, a career, a social life and more, by putting men on the receiving end instead.
Though the author has decided to remain anonymous, A Man Who Has It All - the ‘lifestyle blog for super busy dads’ - has already gathered a large following, thanks to tongue-in-cheek blog posts such as ‘Career or fatherhood?’ and ‘3 reasons why dad is so busy’.
Taking direct aim at the barrage of pressures heaped upon women, the blog’s About page reads: “I’m a busy dad with three children, an awesome wife and a hectic full-time job. I offer intelligent lifestyle advice for the thinking man, struggling to juggle kids, housework and career.”
In one of very few interviews, the British creator of A Man Who Has It All tells Huffington Post that they wanted to highlight the “crap” messages which are constantly pushed at women by lifestyle magazines and adverts.
Delivering the interview in character, the blog’s creator says: “Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely fine with dads who work. It boosts their self-esteem and gives them an identity beyond just ‘dad’.”
From beauty routines and housework expectations to the way mothers are often treated in the workplace, the A Man Who Has It All Twitter account shares expertly flipped one-liners, which have captured the attention of over 26,000 followers so far.
See a few examples of the account’s brilliant posts below…
TODAY'S QUESTION: How can we embrace the unique skills middle aged men bring to the workplace?— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 13, 2015
I have absolutely no problem with male managers, as long as they leave their hormones at home.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 17, 2015
Personally, I think YES, men SHOULD be encouraged to have their own opinions, as long as they are nice with it.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 16, 2015
To all men with an opinion. Don't be AFRAID to speak up! It's OKAY to be a man and have an opinion. Some women actually find it attractive— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 16, 2015
Wife back on the playstation? Kids asleep? This is YOUR time to relax. Did you know that ironing can help you to de-stress and de-bloat?— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 13, 2015
Working husband & father? Feeling overwhelmed? YOUR FAULT. Drink more water, get up earlier & dress in your 'wow' colours.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 14, 2015
MEN! If you speak up in a meeting & want to be taken seriously, dress smart but not too smart, stay calm & avoid appearing too ambitious.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 14, 2015
FRAZZLED WORKING DAD? Batch-cooking & bulk buying are organisational godsends that save working dads a great deal of time and money too!— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 12, 2015
WHY do people always use the word 'girls' to describe a mixed group of women & men? They would never use the word 'guys' in the same way.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 13, 2015
25 bottom heavy working dads reveal how they found their body confidence, DESPITE their figures. Wow, I love real life stories.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 11, 2015
RISE & SHINE BUSY DADS! Wife & kids asleep? Time to get your first load of laundry in & organise your cleaning products. 'Me time'.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 12, 2015
The organisation I work for actually respects men. They treat men like they would anyone else. I'm so lucky.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 10, 2015
"Men DO have a sense of humour, it just takes them a bit longer to get jokes". Emily, age 26. Thanks Emily for your encouragement.— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) October 10, 2015