“What a great day for men,” begins the never-satirical Kristen Schaal on a Daily Show segment examining the recent ‘dad bod’ trend. “It’s time society finally accepted that a man’s body changes when he has kids. He spends nine months eating too much because his pregnant wife is stressing him out, and then there’s a screaming baby at home so he’s gotta get out for pizza and beer as much as he can. It’s just biology.”
The secret to obtaining a dad bod? “You don’t have to be a dad to have a ‘dad bod,’ you just have to be really lazy.”
The segment goes on to make a pretty glaring point about the double standard for men and women. Because what’s the female equivalent of the ‘dad bod?’ The ‘momshell,’ wherein women are praised for how quickly they can lose weight and become a bombshell again after child birth.