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.

  • El R.
    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.

  • Uneek M.
    01/28/2020 00:56

    Keanu's wife and daughter passed away and I think people are more glad that he found someone.

  • Veronica S.
    01/21/2020 13:50

    All the triggered guys in these comments đŸ€ŁđŸ€ŁđŸ€ŁđŸ€Ł

  • Richard T.
    01/21/2020 03:16

    This is such a problem among humans that it shows up in fiction:

  • Emma S.
    01/20/2020 03:20

    The award for a man dating a woman close to his age doesn’t make much sense. How about a satirical award for a woman who doesn’t date someone twice her age for just the money? I don’t know why men are always portrayed as the bad guys. Women do plenty of disgusting things too.

  • Miguel T.
    01/20/2020 03:14

    Your mentality is exactly why men don't do better lol. "Why even try? Even the simplest things aren't enough for these women"

  • Rhett S.
    01/18/2020 21:19

    What a bunch of commie gobbliegook.

  • Rick T.
    01/17/2020 17:21

    Nice eye brows

  • Brady W.
    01/15/2020 01:30

    chicks celebrate getting nutted in

  • Chung P.
    01/15/2020 00:56

    Ironic that a company named "Brut" is providing content lecturing us on how to become better men.

  • Scott D.
    01/12/2020 23:56

    so hook beak can be a sexist b!tch and get rich doing it, but if I tell a blonde joke I should be thrown out of humanity. Typical liberal crap.

  • Eric C.
    01/12/2020 04:32

    It makes me want to know who these people are giving them credit, and why that attention is propagated out to us. Someone is eating this up and creating a feedback loop of demand for more.

  • Andrea J.
    01/09/2020 23:23


  • Rachel L.
    01/08/2020 14:52

    this is what I was talking about men getting credit for what should be expected. Like omg he’s amazing he made sure I was comfortable before kissing me 😂

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