Megan Rapinoe got some baby men upset by saying she deserves her celebratory champagne and trophy
We’re all here for Megan Rapinoe’s big moment (that we literally hope lasts until the end of days) and seeing her dominate news cycles with not just her amazing soccer playing, but her brilliant words has filled our souls with joy. The menfolk of the world?
Not so much.
Yes, it seems some dudes are simply unaccustomed to confident women like Rapinoe and don’t appreciate her delightfully loud pride in herself, because, reasons? Maybe it threatens their itty-bitty fragile male egos to see a woman who doesn’t give a shit if they think she’s cute let alone what they think of her congratulating herself for a job well done.
— Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) July 10, 2019
Upon seeing Rapinoe totally unabashedly thrilled with herself, saying she deserves not only her champagne and trophy, but “everything,” some men simply could not handle it.
Basically, a bunch of internet men look like this right now.
They’re just super duper upset that the strong, smart, capable woman who just helped her team to a World Cup championship decided to congratulate herself and recognize her own worth. Wah wah, you giant infants.
What a see you next Tuesday— Mark (@aldeblu) July 10, 2019
Most annoying dude of the whole tournament!— vince (@VinceBlankeMan) July 10, 2019
*toddler screams in a supermarket*— Capn Sweet (@CapnSweet) July 11, 2019
"OMG this is such a battle cry for women everywhere, like, this little girl's struggle for more ice cream is pretty much The Handmaid's Tale"
The ego has landed.— Patrick McGuinness (@patmcguinness) July 11, 2019
"me me me me me me me me me me me me."
I dunno. Kind of looks like bad sportsmanship to me.— Starman in Elon's Roadster (@argentcorvus) July 10, 2019
This though. This all day long.
The number of upset men in the replies is hilarious.— Sara (@poppingpenguin) July 10, 2019
Their willingness to expose their -upset- is even funnier.— L.G. Productions (@TalentMngrLANY) July 10, 2019
Speak on it sis.
Of course, Rapinoe’s “I deserve this” moment isn’t the only time the men of the internet (and a whole bunch of other people) took issue with a member of this incredible team publicly being proud of herself. When Alex Morgan celebrated her goal against England by miming a sip of tea, people pretty much lost their minds.
As the funny move was actually an homage to actress Sophie Turner’s “that’s the tea” punctuation to her more gossipy Instagram stories, Turner took time from her honeymoon with husband Joe Jonas to defend her from trolls who didn’t like her on-field celebration. “Alex Morgan, all those haters that are saying that this was disrespectful… I’m honored that you thought of me,” Turner said. “And all those people that are hating on you are probably sitting at home, millennials drinking kombucha. And I’m really fucking proud of you, Alex Morgan.”
I mean, we could go kind of deep here and say that their collective sourpuss attitude toward this powerful, brilliant, talented, athletic woman largely stems from the fact that Rapinoe doesn’t care one bit about pleasing them. I’m not just talking about her sexuality — it’s the fact that she has no time to care about the male gaze and not one single thing she does is for the validation of a man. That can tend to upset the more fragile among the species, as evidenced by all the whiny crying on Twitter.
They’re literally little boys on the playground upset that the cool girl wants nothing to do with them, so they’re being jerks. How mature.
Luckily, as previously mentioned, Rapinoe and her teammates have not one eff to give and are simply enjoying their much-deserved worldwide praise and moment in the spotlight. Man babies have no power here.