Thursday, October 23, 2014

Abusing Girls to Fight for Women

These issues should be important to everyone in this country, and we should all be working to stop them:
  • pay inequality for women
  • rape & violence toward women
  • physical objectification of women
There is no denying the sad truth that women are used and abused in this country.

Unfortunately, some adults also think it's okay to use and abuse young girls for the greater glory of another "f" word-- feminism. produced a video called, "F-Bombs For Feminism: Potty-Mouthed Princesses Use Bad Word for Good Cause."

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FCKH8's idea behind the video seems to be this:  They got a group of young girls ages 6-13.  They did their hair and make-up and put them in fancy princess dresses.  Then, they coached them to deliver lines from a script designed for shock factor.  Not only do the girls deliver as many f-bombs as possible, they rattle off serious issues (pay inequality, rape & violence of women, physical objectification of women) using adult language.  "..and start teaching boys not to f--king rape!"  FCKH8 wants us to think that we should be less offended by little princesses with potty mouths and more offended by the issues the girls are talking about.

Certainly, it's fantastic to raise awareness about these big issues, but let's not abuse little girls to fight for women.

The video ends with two adult women wearing a FCKH8 t-shirt that says, "Girls just want to have FUN-damental rights."

Here's the video.  Keep a bucket nearby in case you feel the urge to vomit.

What is FCKH8, anyway?'s "about" section says: is a for-profit T-shirt company with an activist heart and a passionate social change mission: arming thousands of people with pro-LGBT equality, anti-racism and anti-sexism T-shirts that act as “mini-billboards” for change.
FUNdamentalIn case you had any doubt after watching the video, a for-profit t-shirt company does not have little girls' best interests at heart.  Their goal is to shock us with a disgusting video to get as many shares as possible so that we will buy their "mini-billboards."  What happens in the two-and-a-half minute video is child abuse.  Period.  Abusing young girls is not the way to teach this generation or the next how to respect women.  FCKH8's use and abuse of young girls as a means to their end of promoting misguided "feminism" to sell some t-shirts is shameful and disgusting.

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