The Brief: Boys vs. girls Wojak memes use characters such as Chad, Doomer Girl, and Trad Girl to highlight perceived differences between genders, often while reinforcing stereotypes.
Similar to crying Wojak and calm Chad “I know” memes, boys vs. girls Wojak memes consist of images of Wojak characters facing each other as if they’re having a conversation. Typically these memes show the Doomer Girl talking to Trad Girl and two Chad characters talking to each other to represent stereotypes about boys and girls.
Many iterations of these memes reinforce stereotypes about boys and girls and about their friendships. These include depictions of girls as bubbly and over-emotional and of boys as mean, homophobic, and aloof. Sometimes these memes suggest that the way either the boys or the girls act is superior, while at other times they are more observation-based and matter-of-fact.
This format is particularly popular on the Dank Memes subreddit which is known to be a male-dominated community. Thus, memes on this sub often are bent in favor of the boys and sometimes include misogynistic content.
Boys vs. girls Wojak memes are also popular on r/teenagers.
The subreddit r/feemagers takes a different approach to these memes, critiquing how the format has been used in sexist ways and reappropriating the format to comment on the ways in which girls aren’t taken seriously.
Even some members of r/DankMemes are critical of the messages behind many boys vs. girls Wojak memes: