Sticker warns men changing diapers about ‘feminization of the American male’

There’s a sinister threat to masculinity afoot. The nature of the danger? Men’s ability to conveniently change babies’ diapers.

A tweet that caught the internet’s attention on Sunday showed a sticker that, according to Twitter user @sheratesdogs, “was found on a baby changing station in the men’s bathroom.”

The stickers says: “WARNING: This is another example of the feminization of the American male!”

While fathers have actually been asking for changing tables in men’s bathrooms for years, it seems that at least one dude sees them as a pernicious threat to masculinity. He’s apparently threatened enough that he went out and acquired this sticker so he could come back and warn everyone who might be considering doing some basic childcare.

People on Twitter seem concerned for him.

There’s keen speculation about his identity.

https://twitter.com/CherryBl0550m/status/1140320559235866625

https://twitter.com/luneargentee/status/1140336141293375488

And one brave (or innocent) soul hoped the sticker might be sarcasm.

Most just focused on ripping him for his fragile image of manliness.

Meanwhile, the dads of Twitter are distinctly unimpressed.

They’re expressing gratitude for baby change facilities they can actually use.

And commiserating about the times they didn’t have any.

Some users have kindly fixed the sticker for our misguided friend. If men changing babies’ diapers means they’re slowly being “feminized,” then hurray for that! 

https://twitter.com/supervidoqo/status/1140424823962603520

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Siobhan Ball

Siobhan Ball

Siobhan Ball is a historian, archivist, and journalist. She also writes for Autostraddle and bi.org