Saturday, 25 October 2014

F-Bombs for Feminism

Not my words...

"Facing a future where women are still paid 23% less than men for the same work, and where 1 in 5 women are raped or sexually assaulted in gender-based violence, little girls between 6 and 13 years-old dressed as pretty pink princesses drop F-bombs to draw attention to society’s continued sexism. Asking the question, “What’s more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the sexist way society treats girls and women” these adorably articulate little ladies in sparkling tiaras turn the “princess in distress” stereotype on its head and contrast the F-word with words and statistics society should find shocking such as “pay inequality” and “rape.” The video also features a 12 year-old boy wearing a pink gown standing up against sexism saying, “When you tell boys not to ‘act like a girl,’ it’s because you think it’s bad to be a girl.”

This quite literally blew my mind. It's been on and off of YouTube and Vimeo a lot recently so when you read this it might not be there. But make the effort to find it and watch it. It's important and deserves to be shared and shared and shared...

Or maybe it's just an ad for t-shirts?

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