There’s this video made by a nonprofit called FCKH8 (or, F–K Hate) that features five little girls dressed as princesses shouting the f-word along with other obscenities in overly dramatized frustration with disproven facts about the plight of women in today’s society.
My take: this is total crap. Sewage fodder. Obscene. Idiotic. CRAP.
I started writing this the day this video posted – and I’ve been indecisive when it comes to posting the damn thing. Because there are bloggers out there that do such a better job than I could ever do in enumerating why this is so messed up. My favorite to date is “Feminism is Poison.”
But it’s like I swallowed poison and if I don’t vomit – I’ll die. That’s the best analogy I can come up with to describe the complete crap that is in this video.
This video was so painful for me to watch, that it took a full thirty minutes for me to get through the 2 minute, 30 second clip.
This and other listicles, articles and videos have been spread across the vast fields of the Internet just ripe with the potential for “outrage.”
The crap these people keep flinging like monkeys in a zoo is so wrong, so completely inaccurate and so crassly done that it physically hurts my brain. And when people rope in kids to parrot their incorrect arguments with overly done gestures and pantomimed frustrations, it just makes the pain worse.
Reasons this is crap:
1 – This is not funny. Little kids being used to parrot their parent’s beliefs instead of, I dunno, actually learning, is not funny. It’s sad. When I become a parent, I see it as my job to help my kids learn and form their own opinions.
2 – There is not one verifiable fact in any of this nonsense. With the possible exception that these little girls are pretty despite their ugly language and behavior, there’s not one ounce of truth. Allow me to demonstrate:
Wage Gap Myth – Source: The Wall Street Journal
Sexual Assault Statistic Myth – Source: The Washington Post
Pretty – well, there’s not an article or study disproving it because it’s such an inconsequential load of bologna that calling a young girl pretty is detrimental that the delusional sociologist hell-bent on finding outrageous statistics haven’t even come up with a number to debunk.
3 – It’s about money, not about solutions. The goal of this video is to sell t-shirts and the portion of the proceeds going to certain causes that may or may not help any one. But the thing is, anything that could be done to help the supposed plight of women has already been done. It’s called the 19th Amendment which was ratified in 1920. For anyone who understands Rule of Law, that is the only evidence needed to justify the statement that men and women already have equal rights.
4 – This is about venting, not empowering. A nuanced difference from #3. There are plenty of causes out there that don’t particularly have a service: they don’t DO anything. But they focus on awareness or empowerment. This video and this FCKH8 group seem to be in the “awareness” camp. But they’re not spreading knowledge – they’re raving. Raving nonsensically. Raving nonsensically and poorly. And this doesn’t empower or embolden young women. It perpetuates the thinking that they’re victims. It’s merely spewing garbage.
5 – This perpetuates victimization. It may seem on the surface that these little girls are “standing up” and taking ownership – but that’s wrong. They’re blaming society and society’s dog for the perceived problems of being a woman. No woman that I know would say that it’s society’s fault about any portion of her life.
So much crap it hurts.
Why this crap matters: People listen to it.
People think that it’s funny or cute or clever or some other thing that makes it worth watching. Because of the shock factor of a little girl saying the F-word, it’s getting views and spreading this nonsense even further. And because people’s attention span seems to be sorter than a goldfish’s these days, many won’t take the time to figure out why this is complete crap.