As I was writing a different rant I came across something so disgustingly ignorant I could not help but to scratch what my intended rant was going to be and discuss the 2 minutes and 35 seconds of ridiculousness I just witnessed. Perhaps along the way we somehow lost what the definition of feminism is.. Just in case, let me refresh you: Feminism (per Merriam-Webster dictionary) is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of sexes; organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Below is the video that I happened to come upon.
In this video you will see/hear little girls use “fuck” (they don’t even know what the word means) in several ways to show that cussing and being pretty is less offensive than how women are treated in today’s society. Let’s just take a step back.. First off all, cussing and sounding like an ignorant little girls is actually offensive regardless of how women in general are treated, there is no relation. Granted rape is an issue but let’s not skew the facts.. 2/3 of assaults are committed by somebody known by the victim (men and women, yes..Men get raped too!). It is true that 1 in every 6 women have been a victim of an attempted or completed rape (I myself being one of those victims) but it should also be noted that 1 in every 33 men are also victims. It should also be taken in to acount that Sexual assault has fallen by more than 50% in recent years. But clearly this FCKH8 campaign wouldn’t make any sense if they reported progress. Also the fact that the company capitalizing on little girls in the video to discuss issues that they themselves have yet to deal with is shameful.
Seeing little girls do the cliche head swaying, hand up attitude, spewing lines such as “I shouldn’t need a penis to get paid” is so disappointing.. Statics show the women make less money because they don’t know their own value and never ask for more, where men tend to ask for higher salaries. So instead of man hating and blaming this issue on men how about we teach women to negotiate their value instead of just accepting what they are offered. Secondly, if you really want to be seen more equal stop supporting women that use their bodies for profit instead of their actual talent. We have women in the spotlight that wear practically nothing in public, sing about sexual moves/positions (what did you think twerking represented?), Miley actually reenacts sex positions on stage (she dresses as Monica Lewinsky and pretends to give a guy dressed as Bill Clinton a blow job), songs like Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda , Meghan Trainor’s “All about that Bass”, Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty” (which basically features her and Iggy shaking their ass) and “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea of course all sung by women.. Ummm Hello.. don’t tell “society” to think your worth is all about your chest and butt when that’s what women are focusing on.. Take a moment to realize that this “society” that you speak of is basically 50% women.. Have you seen the clothes they sell for 16 to 22 yr olds?? And they sell it because it’s being bought and worn. Really, nothing drives me more nuts than a women dressing like she is selling herself on a corner then gets mad because men treat her as such. I’m in no way saying that you deserve to get raped because of how you dress but you will certainly get negative attention when you dress like that.
If women want to be respected then they need to respect themselves. It’s not feminism to dress like a whore, act like a whore and then complains that you aren’t being respected as women nor is this in any way liberating women. It just means you are a whore and trying to make an excuse for it. Have a little more self-value, some pride in your personality and not depend on your looks (looks fade and there is always a younger prettier females out there.. just FYI and plastic surgery will only get you so far before you start to look like a freak).. Have more to offer by how you speak, your personality and have more drive to do something within the world than expecting society to give something to you and complaining about how society is somehow keeping you down.. Because after all what have you contributed to society.. Little girls dressed as princesses saying Fuck.. hmmmm.. If you want to enlighten and encourage women then look at women they would be looking up to. Malala Yousafzai, she is 17 yrs. old and the youngest woman to receive the Noble Peace Prize because she fought for her right to an education. A girl fighting just to learn (and she doesn’t have to show her body to get thing done.. crazy concept right?). Instead of an organization depending on shock value perhaps go to the site: http://regender.org/content/30-women and read about women that actually make a difference in the “soceity” that you live in. These women have class, are well spoken and have achieved actual accomplishments that should be noted.