Sarcastic awards for men

These satirical drawings praise men for doing the bare minimum. 👏

Taking note of society's low standards for men

Comedian and writer Shelby Lorman draws satirical awards for men who are praised for the bare minimum. She calls them “Awards for Good Boys.” Lorman draws inspiration from a variety of sources — including celebrities and politicians. Her illustrations often satirize modern dating trends. Lorman's humorous take on the celebration of male mediocrity has led to a large following on her @awardsforgoodboys Instagram account. She published a book of her illustrations and comics in June 2019.

She’s not actually awarding the person

“It's about how low the bar is for men and how that's a problem for everyone, because what it does is, like, when they do achieve these things, that should be the baseline. They're celebrated for it. I specifically wanted to do it through humor because I was like, what is a way that kind of is disarming and lets you in? I want you to be laughing and then I want you to be thinking about it later.The more that I do this work, the more I realize like, holy shit, like this is about me. This is about my friends. This is about how we conceptualize things as good in society. I'm giving people permission to laugh at these things that are deeply, deeply unfunny. And I think in that process, people are finding catharsis with other people, with themselves in their relationships,” Shelby Lorman tells Brut.

Mocking how society celebrates men who do the bare minimum

The native New Yorker’s Instagram account of the same name – which has more than 300k followers since launching in 2017. Shelby Lorman has long been taking note of society's low standards for men on her popular Instagram account, whether they're man spreaders on the subway or Tinder dates who brag about reading feminist literature. Now she's turned those incisive illustrations and vignettes into a book that awards — and lambastes — those men.


01/08/2020 12:57 PM


  • Dan M.
    11/30/2020 11:43

    Hey guess what. You're not funny.

  • Janet B.
    05/14/2020 14:23

    This is so real. Ask any married couple if one spouse does something typically "assigned" to the other, what do in-laws, family, friends, other church members do? Praise them. So rediculous.

  • Joshua H.
    01/31/2020 23:27

    so she tells jokes and writes and a couple guys with no class or standards hit her up and she's an authority. Lol. some men have no standards, instead of chastising them for it why don't you build the assets to attract a different class of man. She's a good comedian though, cuz this is a joke. Haha

  • Alex M.
    01/31/2020 21:57

    More from the victim olympics

  • Francis B.
    01/31/2020 02:17

    Lots of people keep ghosting her, hmm..

  • Barrett A.
    01/31/2020 00:27

    "10 years younger than him"....????

  • Casey R.
    01/30/2020 21:40

    Keanu Reeves has publicly said he doesn't want praise for who he is dating, since it's his own personal choice.

  • William S.
    01/30/2020 20:58

    Staggering bravery

  • Michael J.
    01/30/2020 03:39

    Woke comedy hurr durr

  • Evan J.
    01/30/2020 03:26

    This woman is such a stunning and brave inspiration. She's both an edgelord and hero. Tell it like it is, Queen!

  • Isis W.
    01/30/2020 03:15

    The amount of butthurt dudes in the comments cracks me up😂😂

  • Bill P.
    01/30/2020 00:56

    Is there an award for letting your wives show their ankles?

  • Matthew C.
    01/29/2020 17:42

    She looks like she drew herself

  • Pito M.
    01/29/2020 03:27

    Congratulations you wrote a book that people can relate to, do you want a pretty ribbon? ...come to think of it .... it sure seems like women are the ones being praised for mediocrity.

  • Frank Z.
    01/28/2020 18:13

    This is Sooooo funny tho. You should get an award for your first art project (this video). Then another award for patting yourself on the back. Then I'll give you an award personally for getting a better outfit on and providing me a healthy meal that doesn't taste like gras.......since we're having fun giving out sarcastic awards and all funny!

  • Cliff B.
    01/28/2020 12:19

    A female talking about men ghosting like females arent the masters of that on social media? This type of sh*t reminds me of women who say "men ain't sh*t" when what they should be saying is "the men I fu*k with ain't sh*t". And Keanu got praise like he gets wayyyy before he went public with his gf. Bashing men is trendy right now though so proceed 🙄.

  • Demetri S.
    01/28/2020 01:59

    Let me clarify things for you, you seem to have missed something important. Men don't want awards for doing the minimum, they want the attacks/accusations/scorn of being misogynist/sexist to stop. PS: Doing the bare minimum not worthy of special praise, yes. But it does meet qualifications.

  • Alexander C.
    01/27/2020 21:28

    Oh wow so brave

  • Barry R.
    01/27/2020 11:36

    This person has a mind and eyes and a mouth with words coming out. Eventually you have to start looking above the chest.

  • Zachery W.
    01/25/2020 09:43

    Women deflecting their own suicidal rage from having such standards as to not walk away from a man who only has one pillow.

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