people be like “are you really going to miss out on a potential friendship just because someone doesnt share your views on feminism/racism/etc.” and i’m like “ya lol”
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Here’s what I believe feminism should be- fighting against the idea that rape is ok, stopping the objectification of women, fight for equal rights in countries where women don’t have equal LEGAL rights, etc.
If the feminist movement wants to be heard, they should stop with the whole “girls can do whatever they want with their own bodies” thing. If you demand respect from others, respect yourself first. Be confident! Yes you have control over your body. But don’t set double standards.
An example: I came across a blog written by a STRIPPER who called herself a FEMINIST! You cannot objectify yourself- turn yourself into a sex object- and then demand that woman be treated as respectable humans, not sex objects.
Let’s call woman together to respect themselves. Be their own heroes. Be modest and dignified. Let’s SHOW the world how we want to be treated instead of being hypocritical and setting double standards! You are your own person who has a voice, so use it! Don’t just sit around and whine about how unfair life is.
I know this might not change anyone’s idea’s, but at least consider it.
Why do you passive-aggressively talk about me in a post without ever contacting or asking me why I might identify with the movement for women’s rights while I happen to do sex work to earn a living? Why are you so against treating me like a human with a voice?
Who said I’m turning myself into a sexual object? Where does your knowledge of sex work come from? Not personal experience, obviously. So why do you think basing an opinion on an entire subset of people based a complete lack of informed data makes it worthy of consideration?
Why do you sex shame and body police women while calling yourself a feminist? Why do you think it’s possible to believe that women should be “modest” and associate female sexuality with a lack of self respect and then call yourself a feminist? That is the opposite of feminism.
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Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel. It’s not easy, and you should be proud! That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in return…namely, for women and girls.
You may have noticed that your latest video “Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank” has garnered considerable negative attention. In this video, you sexually violate a number of unsuspecting women on the street, many of whom are visibly confused and upset at being touched by you without permission. One woman even says “I don’t like that!” while you proceed to laugh and touch her more. In “How to Make Out with Strangers”, made a year ago, you pressure women on camera to make out with you - again, many of whom are visibly uncool with it. Confused and caught off guard, they painfully follow through with your requests, clearly uncomfortable. In “How to Pick Up Girls with a Lasso”, you physically restrain women on the street with lassos - many of whom look alarmed to be restrained by a stranger on the street.
You’d probably be alarmed too, wouldn’t you? Imagine someone on the street comes up and rubs their hand on your bottom, or a girl walks up to you with a camera and forces her mouth onto yours while you’re trying to figure out what’s going on. Imagine walking down the alley alone, when a guy much larger than you physically restrains you with rope and pulls you toward him. You probably wouldn’t like it, right?
People don’t like to be violated and they don’t like to see their friends and girlfriends be violated either (hence the group of men that tried to beat you up in the lasso video). And yet, history suggests that perhaps you find this humorous. It is very disturbing that we live in a world where the violation of women and girls’ bodies is not only funny, but profitable, and can garner considerable notoriety and views on YouTube.
We are deeply disturbed by this trend and would like to ask you, from one creator to another, to please stop. Please stop violating women and making them uncomfortable on the street for views. Please stop physically restraining them and pressuring them to be sexual when they are uncomfortable. Please show some respect for women’s right to their own bodies. While it may seem like harmless fun, a simple prank, or a “social experiment”, these videos encourage millions of young men and women to see this violation as a normal way to interact with women. 1 in 6 young women (real life ones, just like the ones in your video) are sexually assaulted, and sadly, videos like these will only further increase those numbers.
We realize that people make mistakes, and that sometimes it’s hard to see the ripple effect of one’s actions. We really hope that you will take a step back and consider the power you have to be someone who makes the world a better place. It’s not too late to make a change! We invite you to join us in ending widespread bodily violation that takes place in so many forms all around in the world.
Thanks so much.
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