Here’s another meme that was technically created before 2012 but reached online fever pitch in the last 12 months. Good Girl Gina is a spinoff of the Good Guy Greg meme, a macro depicting a man smoking a joint whose actions are selfless and beneficial to others.
But whereas Greg’s goodness stems from how considerate he is, Gina’s stems from what Reddit user LaTex calls “her capacity to serve men.”
“A Good Girl is an object to be lusted after,” wrote LaTex in a lengthy post published on r/ShitRedditSays, a subsection of the site that often calls out fellow redditors on their sexism and racism.
“A Good Girl makes sure you’re sexually satisfied, either by her or someone else. A Good Girl defies stereotypes, unless they play into your desires, like when she cooks for you. A Good Girl plays your video games and watches your movies, and she’ll bring you food and drinks and drugs, but a Good Girl won’t talk about any of those things, because she is a Good Girl. And a Good Girl keeps quiet and doesn’t rock the boat.”
It was inevitable that the popular image macro of a thoughtful, considerate guy smoking a joint led to the creation of a female counterpart. Gender parity in Internet culture is a good thing, right?
Well, not when Gina’s good deeds are limited to this.
After “seeing what I thought was the hundredth Gina who cooked breakfast after giving a guy a blowjob while he smoked a joint and played Nintendo,” Redditor LaTex_fetish decided to scrape the popular image site Quickmeme to “capture the essence” of Good Girl Gina.
The conclusion: Most of the time, she was little more than a sexualized, objectified stereotype whose “goodness” relies not on her thoughtfulness, but on her capacity to serve men.
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