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Dog cradles his positive attitude, despite being tired. Man carries him in a backpack because they're best friends. This is how it should be, despite what your gender studies professor* says.

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Woman cradles her own self-actualization and independence. Men offer up their shoulders as objects to carry and protect both. This is how it ought to be, despite what your gender studies professor says.

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A diverse team of professionals form a pyramid to support their female leader, who has it all. This is how it ought to be, despite what your gender studies professor says.

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A dog looks amazing in an auburn wig. This is how it ought to be, despite what your gender studies professor says.

*Full disclosure: No gender studies professors were consulted in writing this post, or, I imagine, for this one.