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Oh yes! You heard me correctly! 5 little girls with potty mouths are featured in this video swearing up a storm. But its not a smut video, its a political awareness piece! So its okay, right?
There has been a lot of controversy with regards to the video with those around me. I have talked with friends online, in forums and read a few pieces from others reactions.
Its quite a mixed bag of emotions and opinions that this little video has stirred. I have found most of my female friends love it. It talks about issues women face in every day life, whether its "Pay Inequality" or "Rape and Violence". While a good chunk of males find it abrasive and feel the message is getting lost with the amount of swearing, calling the "Comedic" approach to be dis-tasteful and not helpin .
The same goes for the forums and Facebook conversations I have been apart of and reading. One discussion was focused more on the marketing tactic. Again, a mixed bag but those who were against the video said it was only going to reach those that already agree with the statements and tactics used in the video, while others said it was profane, offensive and if there child were cussing like this, they would "smack them in the mouth."
While most of the conversations online were about the PR and Marketing side of the video, who the target audience is and about moving the "needle" to recruit new people to the cause, very little was about the message itself. There were several conversations where people were worried that this video was going to be the voice of "Feminism", feeling that its doing more damage than good, while others were excited and felt it was sending not only a socially political message but also making fun of stereo-types instilled on little girls at a young age.
One male forum writer stated
"I hope, there are few who would't agree that "rape and violence" towards women, or anyone for that matter, should be discouraged and treated seriously [and] after thinking about it more: We have these stereotypes that truly hurt women in our culture: Little girls don't swear (but it's cute when little boys do), Little girls where pink........Little girls don't point when they argue but little boys get away with it. So, maybe it's a good thing to really get 'up in the face' of our culture to point these things out".
But other issues talked about such as "Pay Inequality", "Gender specifying" and "Body before Brains", unfortunately are always a mixed bag.
One media announcement about women in the work place asking for raises got noticed the other day. Microsofts CEO Satya Nadella suggested in a tweet that women should not ask for raises, instead have faith that the system will reward them. Karma.
Where as, it is my opinion, after reading up on this incident, that Nadella didn't intend to insult or make light of the real issue of pay inequality, the question is, would this have been the same advice given to a man? As the video stated, women generally receive 23% less than a man will for the same work.
WASHINGTON POST- Article writer Cathrine Rampell re-canted information from a study done at Carnage Mellon University, that men initiate negotiation of contracts and raises 4 times as much as women.
And women are supposed to have faith that the system will close the pay gap?
Whether you are for or against, it is my opinion that this video brings up a
lot of good point and should be seen by anyone who is interested.
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