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If Little Girls Dropping F-Bombs Offends You More Than Gender Inequality, Just Sit The F*ck Down

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FCKH8.com produced a video message about gender inequality and people are freaking out about it. Why? Because it uses little girls, dressed as princesses and dropping a bunch of f-bombs. The message: there are plenty of things more offensive than seeing little girls say the word “fuck.” It’s a message that has managed to go over the heads of many. I’m not surprised.

FCKH8 is a t-shirt company whose mission is to spread activist sentiments while making money. It’s genius. I’m happy to support a company that convinces people to use their bodies as billboards to spread a pro-LGBT equality, anti-racism and anti-sexism message. Here’s the video that’s sweeping the internet:

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Of course, seeing little girls dressed as princesses and sending messages about inequality by saying “fuck” a lot is a little jarring. That’s kind of the point. Gender inequality, violence against women, sexual violence — these are all things that are more offensive than seeing a bunch of little girls swear. But they are also things that we have become so conditioned to accept — they aren’t even surprising anymore. Little girls in tiaras swearing makes people take notice. Like one of the little girls in the video says, “What is more offensive, a little girl saying ‘fuck,’ or the fucking unequal way society treats girls and women?”

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The internet is confused. It does not like little girls saying “fuck” or acting angry. It does not like it at all:

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Westy loves GUNS and coffee. But this renders him speechless.

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Wow, Joanne. This is why we can’t have nice things. Your comment is so much more offensive than anything in this video.

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I don’t find a child saying “fuck” more concerning than rape. I do find your comment that self defense classes would solve our country’s rape epidemic to be very concerning. Also idiotic.

Almost every, single comment completely missed the point the video was hammering across — namely that there are so many things that girls will have to learn to navigate and deal with. Why not start getting them angry about it young? People are so busy being offended by little girls acting un-ladylike by dropping some f-bombs that they are completely missing the point.

If you are more offended by little girls swearing than you are by things like gender inequality and rape — just move along. Nothing to see here.

(photos: FCKH8.com)

103 Comments

  1. CMJ

    October 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Yeah. I’m not offended by them saying fuck. And yeah, I get the point…but this video…is tacky and the “attitude” and finger waving is pretty offensive too.

    It’s one thing to be angry but I think there are so many ways this could have been done to get the point across without exploiting children in the process. Do I want my young daughter to know about this stuff and be angry that it happens? YES. Do I want my daughter to say the word fuck and act all faux-sassy when she tries to eloquently explain her anger? Absolutely not.

    • Valerie

      October 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Agreed. I did not miss the point and I think it’s overall message is compelling. I am also not offended by hearing these girls say those words but I think it’s a strange way of getting this message across. And the problem is, now people will focus on the shock factor of little girls saying fuck instead of the very important message the video is trying to convey. Which is a shame, because they are spot on.

    • Katherine Handcock

      October 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Totally agree with you. I am absolutely angry at all of the things that the video is against, but that doesn’t mean I have to like this video or the idea of getting little girls to swear.

      In fact, one can (and I would) argue that little kids swearing is part of the “speeding up” of childhood, and since sexualizing children, especially girls, is part of that speeding up, it’s particularly inappropriate here.

      The honest reactions of both boys and girls when they hear about inequality is much more powerful to me. When I mentioned to Ben once that some people think girls shouldn’t play with cars, he said, “Well, that’s just silly.” That’s a lot more powerful to me, because it speaks of the true ludicrousness of the situation when a child can observe it.

    • CMJ

      October 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Exactly…this just seems like people telling girls to “act sassy and say fuck.” There is no earnestness in this video at all.

    • rockmonster

      October 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Preach!

    • Rachel Sea

      October 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      I don’t see it as exploitation at all. Kids love getting to drop f-bombs, and I think it’s much more likely that in years to come those girls will think their participation was awesome rather than exploitive.

      It’s not likely that these girls will be reprising that behavior in the rest of their lives, they played a part, like many child actors do, and then they’ll go home, talk to their parents about when it is and isn’t appropriate to say ‘fuck’, and move on with their lives, probably with a greater understanding of what they face than their peers.

    • CMJ

      October 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      I guess I just see this as a gimmick to sell cheap crap. Maybe I’m just jaded….

    • Sarah

      October 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      I don’t think that’s jaded at all…this company is pretty terrible, from what I can tell: http://stopfckh8.tumblr.com/

    • brebay

      October 22, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Agreed. I think all kids have said it once by this point. It’s an acting gig. Far more benign than Jodie Foster or Brooke Shields or Dakota Fanning swearing and playing rape victims ( you can say child prostitutes, but I won’t) in movies. In any case, they understood that they were actresses playing roles, and they all turned out to be great, well-educated, well adjusted ladies. It’s the kids from the squeaky-clean sitcoms who ended up screwed up.

    • Kelly

      October 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      YES. You know what this video says loud and clear? IMO, it says that these children literally have no idea what they are talking about and why these words (could be) powerful. And I find THAT offensive.

    • C.J.

      October 23, 2014 at 12:38 am

      I agree, I think there are much better ways to get the point across. I have taught my kids that the language they use is a powerful tool in getting their point across. That they will be taken much more seriously if they speak in a calm and confident manner than by swearing. Making little kids swear and act like sassy divas takes away from an important message, at least in my opinion.

    • Nimue

      October 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      I actually thought it was powerful because of that. Allowing little girls to be angry and use their sass is extremely jarring. Little girls are taught from a very young age to stay calm, be nice, be polite. Sometimes you cannot get your message across that way. I had to really think about what they were doing b/c I think everyone’s first instinct is to say “what about the children.” And I think the video really makes, at least me, question that reaction. Let the little girls get mad.

    • C.J.

      October 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      I don’t tell my girls they need to be polite and nice if they are trying to make a point. I teach them to be strong and confident. I find you get further without swearing because people take you more seriously. I think this is one of those things that there will be many different opinions about. Some people like the video so it obviously worked, just not my cup of tea.

    • Nimue

      October 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      And that is fair. I do find that there are some instances where swearing helps to make my point. Obviously, I am not walking around screaming “fuck” at my boss. But, I do find that a well-timed swear word can make my point sometimes. ETA: I do realize that this is partially b/c of my work environment and it’s not something I would do if I were, say a teacher.

    • C.J.

      October 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      I agree that a well timed swear word can be helpful at times. I rarely swear so when I do people tend to notice. As you say, most people don’t go around screaming “fuck” at their bosses, by the way that made me chuckle at the mental image of someone doing that. I don’t get offended by swearing, I just think when swearing is over used it loses its meaning.

  2. Ursi

    October 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I can’t watch this video at work so I have no comment.

    I have a lot of things I could say to Mr. Flint Michigan but none are fit to print. Maybe his male ambition was to piss me off today.

  3. Spongeworthy

    October 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Joanne, you are a terrible human being. I’m sure you have spent lots of time telling people that you’re not like those other girls, you’re a cool girl.

    • Valerie

      October 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Joanne sucks very very much.

    • Katherine Handcock

      October 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      On that, we are definitely all agreed.

    • brebay

      October 22, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Yeah, but when she started sucking, it was consensual.

    • rockmonster

      October 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      OHHHHHHHHH

    • lemon floor wax

      October 23, 2014 at 9:37 am

    • lemon floor wax

      October 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

      ICWUDT

    • ted3553

      October 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Joanne is the type of person who makes my mouth fall open as I gasp ,my head yank back and my eyes bug out of my head before I launch into exactly how F’ed up everything she said is.

    • Ashley Austrew

      October 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      I especially like her argument that women claim it’s rape to “save face”…because having to go through all the shit the “justice” system throws at rape victims is waaaay less humiliating than admitting you fucked someone. (HEAVY SARCASM) People like her make so mad and sad all at the same time. Sex between consenting adults is nothing to be ashamed of, and her disgusting attitudes about sex and shame and how women should act are what contributes to rape culture in the first place.

    • Spongeworthy

      October 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Absolutely. And that’s what I hate about those people who talk about women “crying rape”–because reporting a sexual assault is such a walk in the park! And everyone automatically believes you! No one questions every little thing you did that night to make sure you are the right kind of victim! Ugh. Seeing other women just spout that nonsense makes me so mad.

    • Alicia Robertson

      October 23, 2014 at 1:53 am

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    • Maria Guido

      October 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Yes, I think we can all agree Joanne is a horrible human. You should see some of her other comments! Even worse if you can imagine.

    • Spongeworthy

      October 22, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Ugh Joanne stop talking.

  4. rockmonster

    October 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    On the pay inequality thing: yes, that is mostly because the jobs people take are different, yadda yadda. That isn’t going to stop certain companies from passing over more experienced people for raises and such.
    ( see the suit where a woman is quite understandably pissed off because a noob dude gets a promotion instead of her, even though she’s experienced.)

    Report that shit if it happens though. TheEqual Pay Act of 1963 makes that illegal in the U.S.

    http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/epa.cfm

    • Rachel Sea

      October 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      No, it isn’t. Pay inequality is about how women make 77% of what a man makes for doing the exact same job. Employers get away with it because, for the most part, people have no idea what their coworkers are making.

    • rockmonster

      October 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Oi. That’s fucking illegal! Can’t we have a class-action suit to smack some sense into people?

    • Rachel Sea

      October 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      No, the Supreme Court has shut down “women” as a class which can collectively sue for equal pay.

    • rockmonster

      October 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      *facepalm*

    • canaduck

      October 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      The 77% stat is only for white women, too. Black women make 65 cents on the dollar and Latina women make 59 cents.

    • Sherri

      October 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      I actually had a male manager tell me that women make less because we’re “unreliable.” A woman is more likely to take time off of work to care for family, whereas a man will “suck it up” and come do his job. He said that was completely justifiable to pay women less – especially mothers – because the likelihood that they will need to take unscheduled time off is almost absolute, and therefore they are incapable of working to their full potential.

      He didn’t seem to understand why I was so upset at his comments.

    • rockmonster

      October 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Ew. What a dick.

    • Sherri

      October 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Yup. He also liked to hang out at the desks of the “pretty” girls and try to give them dating advice. Because since we’re not capable of working hard, may as well marry us of, amirite?

    • Ursi

      October 22, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Ugh, don’t even get me started.

      I’ve had childfree women tell me in all sincerity that women like us should make more money off the bat because we’re more reliable than mothers and we don’t take as much time off. Putting aside how incredibly intrusive that would be to regulate, how can a woman look at a mother and say “Yeah, she deserves lower pay because of her life choices” and then turn around and criticize a man for doing the same thing to her? He doesn’t know what she’s going to do with her life. Only that her ability to get pregnant should be treated as a liability. It’s mind blowing how stupidly selfish and short-sighted people can be.

    • Sherri

      October 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Yeah, I don’t even have words for that. I really just don’t. People suck.

    • Willow

      November 1, 2014 at 1:20 am

      That statistic is wildly circulated, but incorrect. That 77% statistic refers to all men and women working full-time, NOT the difference between what men and women make for doing the exact same job. I am not saying that there are not some men who look down on women, just as there are women who look down on men. But the 23% difference is because we women often choose lower paying professions. Why? Because we are wired differently than man and find satisfaction different ways. And our differences are something to be celebrated, not looked down upon.

    • Katherine Handcock

      October 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      All the likes for pointing out that consent is about PEOPLE not boys or girls. In fact, I think it’s critical that consent be gender neutral, and about a lot more than sex. My son and daughter both know that the second someone says “no” to a touch, whether it’s a hug or wrestling or a game of tag, they stop what they are doing. Heck, if the person DOESN’T say “no” but looks uncomfortable, they stop.

      Which is why I nearly cheered when Ben came home from kindergarten this week and said, “Mommy, we learned ‘Criss, cross, applesauce’ in music class! Can I touch your back to show you? The teacher said we always have to ask before we touch someone’s back.”

    • Amanda

      October 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Wish my daughter was in your son’s music class. She came home and told me a boy in her (first grade) music class pinched her butt.

      Sigh.

  5. Jen TheTit Whisperer

    October 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I wasn’t offended by the video. I am glad that it’s opening up discussion. The problem is that the discussion is about young girls swearing and not about the gender inequity. From a business perspective it’s marketing genius people are going to buy the shirts because “ha ha kids saying fuck!” but from a movement stand point it doesn’t really help the movement because the message is lost in kids saying fuck and sassy finger wagging.

    • Nimue

      October 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      But, isn’t the message always lost for a good portion of the people?

  6. jendra_berri

    October 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Girls who’ve learned to harness the power of words this forcefully will use them when the time is necessary to be forceful.

  7. Guest

    October 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I’m more offended that people would use kids for their propaganda. Some people hate cuss words, some people don’t mind them.

    • vixenmonkey

      October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      So you must really not like the kids protesting outside Planned Parenthood or with the WBC.

  8. LeggEggTorpedoTits

    October 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I can’t even get past Joanne. My gut reaction is to want to punch Ms. Rape-only-ever-happens-on-college-campuses-to-drunk-girls-for-whom-“no”-means-“yes”-then-cry-rape right in her fucking face. The more rational me, wants “Joanne” to visit a rape crisis center and listen to the stories — the thousands of stories of women and young girls who were raped by family members or trusted friends or perfect strangers in their backyards who stalked them for days or teachers, camp counselors, etc you stupid bag-o-shit.

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      October 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      I wish upon Joanne the itchiest, longest lasting yeast infection in the history of yeasty vaginas. For serious.

    • LeggEggTorpedoTits

      October 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Sooooo much THIIIIIISSSS!

  9. Rachel Sea

    October 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Everyone getting mad about their potty mouths is both missing the point, and proving it. People care more about how girls look and sound than about how they are, and too many of them think that if we just shut up and wait for our good karma to make things right that everything will be fine.

    It won’t be fine until rape is virtually unheard of and women get equal pay.

    • noodlestein's danger tits

      October 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    • Ashley Austrew

      October 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      THIS. Oh my god, THIS!!!!! I saw one woman say rape is not a child issue and just let them be kids. Um, kids get raped, lady. It IS a child’s issue and it’s fucking horrible and I wish we lived in a world that would “just let them be kids.”

    • guest

      October 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Yes, rape is inappropriate. Talking about it is not. (Unless you’re Joanne and talking out your ass about it)

    • Maria Guido

      October 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      YES. THANK YOU.

    • Willow

      November 1, 2014 at 1:09 am

      So we can’t be upset about children swearing, acting really snotty, and being exploited under the name of feminism AND rape? Pretty sure I can be upset about both. Two wrongs don’t make a right. And it doesn’t make a good point either.

  10. rockmonster

    October 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Um, your embedded video is gone.

    • Maria Guido

      October 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      I know. How do you bold here? Teach me your ways.

    • rockmonster

      October 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      The (remove spaces) HTML tags. Put whatever you want in bold between ’em.

      ***
      These tags aren’t really used in website design anymore because the standards have shifted to integrate CSS, but they’re used in comment boxes.

      ETA: HURR DURR TAGS DISAPPEAR EVEN IF THERE’S NOTHING BETWEEN THEM

    • Guest

      October 22, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      (remove spaces)

    • Maria Guido

      October 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Ha – you think I would have known that, because we use them in Word Press. But I had no idea you could use them in Disqus comments!

  11. Aimee

    October 22, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I have a hard time getting worked up over cuss words that were so obviously designed to ruffle feathers, but I still realllllly dislike fckh8 for their art/intellectual property theft, their dismissive attitudes towards asexual/pansexual/genderqueer people, and their history of (mis)handling racial issues. http://stopfckh8.tumblr.com has some blood-pressure-raising reading material on the subject.

  12. Alanna Jorgensen

    October 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I just shared this all over my wall. Waiting for the fallout to ensue. I don’t even care because everything about this is amazing and powerful and I hope my daughter is this strong and awesome. Love it!

    • Willow

      November 1, 2014 at 1:22 am

      “Amazing” and “powerful” aren’t the words I’d use. “Disturbing” and “immature” seem more appropriate.

  13. Ashley Austrew

    October 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I’m torn on this one. I don’t think “fuck” is an offensive word. I just don’t. I understand some people do, and that’s cool. I also personally think it’s really jarring and powerful to see a young girl saying “Teach boys not to fucking rape!” My issue with the video is that aside from those brief instances like the one I mentioned, a lot of the message is lost in gimmicky crap. I like where they were going. I just think they didn’t quite get there. It had a very PETA being-outrageous-at-the-expense-of-our-message feel.

    • Ashley Austrew

      October 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Also, I want to add people like Joanne make me want to use all the expletives. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK YOU!

    • CMJ

      October 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      I like your analogy…the word doesn’t bother me…it’s the video that really just doesn’t stir in me what I think they want it too….and I’m a pretty massive feminist who loves the word fuck.

    • Ashley Austrew

      October 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Exactly. I know what it’s trying to do, and I desperately want it to succeed, but I feel it failing as I’m watching it. lol

    • rockmonster

      October 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      It’s been removed from Vimeo.

    • CMJ

      October 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      I cringed.

    • Nimue

      October 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      I guess I just give them credit for trying something else. I think the progressive side is a little too safe and rational. I know we all rational discourse, but the other side just isn’t listening to us. I’m all for trying out new tactics.

  14. SA

    October 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I don’t like the idea of it (can’t watch the video) because it still takes away from the issue and women being taken seriously. I probably drop the F-bomb more than anyone, but using cuss words is a lazy way of speaking. It would probably be more beneficial to have girls reactions when they here that boys in the class may make more money than them or how it feels from a pre-teen that has just started getting oggled by old men coming and going, etc. I think the honest and pure thoughts of children would be more appropriate than children using cuss words for shock value.

  15. Karalynn

    October 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    The video wasn’t here anymore, so I went to the site to watch it. Was I supposed to think that those tiny princesses swearing was cute as fuck? Because I did!

    I’ve told my daughter before that if someone at school is bullying her or telling her she looks fat or some other bullshit, just look them right in the face and say “Fuck You!” She goes to a public Catholic school, so of course that kid would tell on her, they would call me in, and we would get some shit done. She looked at me like I was crazy.

    • Ashley Austrew

      October 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      LOL. That reminds me of my mom. She was always like, “You tell them to fuck off. I’ll back you up.”

    • Willow

      November 1, 2014 at 1:13 am

      I’ve always found exploiting children and teaching them bad attitudes is cute too…

  16. Hutch

    October 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Swearing is fun. Rape and pay inequality are not. I grew up in a family that swore, primarily in jest. And I’m ok with my daughter doing the same. We knew to keep it in the house until I was old enough that my mom wouldn’t get dirty looks in public. 🙂 fuckin’ a muthafuckas!

  17. tk88

    October 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I don’t like fuck hate videos AT ALL. It does nothing to convince the other side of anything, or provoke empathy nor further understanding. All it does is vent anger and frustration–and while legitimate, does nothing to help the cause. All I can see happening is people saying ‘of course these people are wrong and stupid! They’re so misguided they have children saying fuck on camera!’

  18. brebay

    October 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The only time I’ve ever wished for a daughter….these are perfect!

    • Willow

      November 1, 2014 at 1:21 am

      You wish for a daughter so you can exploit her? Classy.

    • brebay

      November 2, 2014 at 2:40 am

      a. It was a joke. I don’t wish for a daughter for any reason.
      b. Pointing out exploitation is not itself exploitation. These girls are actors reading a script. Saying a few swears for a role will not harm a child.
      c. I’m as classy as fuck, thanks for noticing.

  19. brebay

    October 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Yes, self defense classes will prevent rape from ever happening. My favorite class was the one that taught you to fend off the effects of Roofies by sheer will, and also the one where they taught you to make yourself bullet-proof .

    • Kat

      October 25, 2014 at 1:05 am

      O M G!!! LOL No shit!!!!

  20. Kathryn Mackenzie

    October 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I love the word ‘fuck’. It’s one of the few words where you can use it or a version of it -ing, -ed etc., anywhere, in any sentence, in any context, and still have what you’re saying make sense. It’s a magic word.
    Also I’m from Australia where saying things like “you fucking cunt” is often a friendly thing you say to your best mate, so it’s never been shocking.
    That Joanne needs a good kick.

    • brebay

      October 23, 2014 at 12:34 am

      Halle-fucking-lujah!

    • Ezzy666

      October 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      It is such a versatile word and can be used in just about situation. When I taught kindergarten one of my students had potty mouth and was working hard on not using certain words at school. She also had an awesome sense of humor, she hated me at first then realized we both had the same kind of humor and sarcasm and that I wasn’t out to get her in trouble. When the day for letter F was coming up I told her “On Wednesday it is F day” she replied with {“ooh F day we get say as many F words as much we want, Yay!

    • FishQueen

      October 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Fuck is a brilliant word. It’s a noun, a verb, an adjective root…when I find a way to use it as an adverb, I sure as fuck will.

  21. energyman

    October 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I’m sorry but you end up really hurting your cause when you exploit your children like this. Teaching them to swear like this is not right even if it is for a good cause.

  22. Nimue

    October 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Those little actresses have a serious amount of attitude!

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  24. Mike Avelar

    October 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    That was the funniest fucking thing I’ve seen in a while. I have a question though, aren’t the brains behind most marketing women?

  25. Kyle

    October 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I just don’t understand how the statements that are presented in this video about pay inequality and the information in these two articles can both exist? One or the other has to be true?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/01/no-women-don-t-make-less-money-than-men.html

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/fact-checking-the-2013-state-of-the-union-speech/2013/02/12/ce69a4e0-7589-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_blog.html

  26. Nate Tartick

    October 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    ” ”What is more offensive, a little girl saying ‘fuck,’ or the fucking unequal way society treats girls and women?””

    **Both are equally offensive.

    “People are so busy being offended by little girls acting un-ladylike by dropping some f-bombs that they are completely missing the point.”

    **Then maybe this wasn’t good way to get your point across.

    Another equally concerning fact is they are exploiting impressionable girls to use profanity and be mad at a world that haven’t even experienced fully. Does this not concern you?

    Another equally concerning issue is the use of faulty facts. Maybe it would be wise to have at least the fundamentals correct.

    • Willow

      November 1, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Finally, a reasonable comment. Thank you.

  27. John Doman

    October 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I’m against rape AND little girls cursing.

  28. IainC

    October 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Another article called this video “hideous footage of ideological child prostitution”. I think they were being rather too kind. Can you imagine a world where groups like F***ers/Haters are in charge? It would make Maoism look like Woodstock 69. Here’s a wild, outlandish idea. Make a video about female equality by grownups for grownups with grownup ideas and grownup solutions. Here’s a hint – taking your 6 year old daughter in to see the boss and getting her to say “pay up mother****er” is unlikely to work in your favour, ever. Unless the F***ers/Haters are in charge.

  29. Cillendor

    October 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Maria, you didn’t offer a single intelligent, logical point. This article is nothing but bashing people you disagree with for disagreeing with you. They are angry because their sensibilities were offended by a virulent ad featuring young girls using language that they aren’t old enough to hear in a movie theater. That the “facts” they were spouting off are totally sensationalist and fabricated is another matter entirely.

    But then you write this article whining about how “offended” you are that people are legitimately angry that anyone would subject their daughter to this kind of slime. So you can be offended over whatever the hell you want, but that’s on you. Nothing the people you’re criticizing said is actually bad. Your lack of a single reason why their reactions offend you proves that you have nothing to say.

    You say that these people are missing the point by getting angry over how horrible these girls’ parents are for putting them through this. But what, exactly, does this video do? How does it actually solve the problems it highlights?

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