You might think the big news this week was the GOP debate. Think again. The big debate is about RBFs. What’s an RBF, you say?
For you cave dwellers, RBFs are the hot social networking topic. An RBF is a woman’s “Resting Bi*ch Face” – her photo posted on social media when she is not smiling.
Many people infer that a woman’s RBF implies that she is angry, sad or vacuous. Some women feel it’s another opportunity for gender bias because men are not held to the same standard of the constant “smiley face.”
I’m here to tell you that this is not just another gender specific problem. Men have their own versions of RBFs. To support our cause, several male RBFs come to my twisted mind.
READER ALERT – avert your eyes if you are squeamish about language.
The RAHF: Most men easily qualify and deserve to have this photo posted. With very little provocation, we men can produce Resting A-Hole Faces at a moment’s notice. Our RAHFs generally occur when we’re angry over anything that didn’t go our way and we want you to know it. It doesn’t matter how minor the situation may have been.
The RPF: This is a naturally occurring facial mode for any man. The RPF, Resting Prick Face, is similar, but actually more hostile than the RAHF. An RPF involves more facial contortion and generally is accompanied with puffy pouty lips. It’s to let you know we’re really pissed and disappointed in something you have or have not done … no matter how inconsequential.
The RATF: This is the latest addition to the male expression arsenal. You can thank the election season, the GOP, and The Donald in particular. Since Trump has exploded on the political scene and dominated with his facial debate style, the Resting Angry Trump Face has grown exponentially in popularity. The RATF is worn pretty much all the time. Squinty eyes, pursed lips and not-a-hair-out-of-place are the hallmarks of the Resting Angry Trump Face. And we know, not in a million Apprentice episodes, will he apologize.
There you have it. Move over ladies, we have our not so inviting moments, too.
For examples of RBF, click on this New York Times link.
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