UPDATE: Here’s the follow up post, breaking down the different trends and reactions people had to this video: Viral Right Now: Revisiting the Little Feminists
Hey guys! Have you checked out this video of the little cursing princesses yet? I heard it on the radio in the car this morning (bleeped of course), and saw it posted all over my social media once I got on my computer. It’s causing quite the controversy among adults, feminists and non-feminists alike. Check it out if you haven’t already, but be aware that there’s going to be a lot of F-bombs throughout:
In defense of a video that some people might find offensive, the video’s producer made a statement:
Some adults may be uncomfortable with how these little girls are using a bad word for a good cause. It is shocking what they are saying, but the real shock is that women are still paid less than men for the same work in 2014, not the use of the F-word. The big statistic that 1 out of 5 women are sexually assaulted or raped is something society seems to find less offensive than a little four letter word and we love how these girls draw attention to that imbalance . . . Instead of washing these girls’ mouths out with soap, maybe society needs to clean up its act.
Now, I have a lot of opinions about this video and the reactions I’ve been seeing, but I’m curious as to what you think. Do you think having little girls use “the ‘F’ word” was appropriate or inappropriate? Do you think it’s good that the cursing garnered this much attention for feminism and caused this video and its message to go viral, or do you think that it’s going to be mostly negative attention that is detrimental to the cause? Did you know all the facts the girls mentioned here, and do you agree with their message?
Let me know in the comments below, or just in this quick poll. I’ll be writing a follow-up post later, and I’m interested in hearing everyone’s opinions!