Lately I’ve been trying to let things that usually bother me, not bother me. It’s hard work to not be offended, but as you go along with it, and practice it, it becomes easier. Not perfect, but easier.
Today I saw something, that didn’t necessarily “offend me,” but it bothered me to no end because it’s not a solution to anything. I saw the headline for the same story written several ways, here are some examples:
“F-bombs For Feminism: Potty Mouthed Princess Use Bad Word for Good Cause”
“Little Girls Unleash a Torrent of Profanity in ‘F-bombs for Feminism”
“F-bomb Princes video isn’t offensive – it’s exploitative” (Really? You don’t say!)
“Feminists make video with little girls, prove once and for all how insane they are”
I’m not going to link to any of the stories, if you want to find the video, it won’t be hard. This thing will be viral in the next day, I’m sure.
From what I’ve read, this video features little girls – like, little, 5 and 6 years old, by their appearance, swearing (over 25 uses of the “F-word”, by someone’s count), flipping the bird and talking about their bodies in crude ways. I would hope that no 5 or 6 year old understood what feminist empowerment was, but apparently some do now.
Oh people, people, people, I am shaking my head. As a mother I am upset. And as woman I am mad.
First, the world is already a crude and mean place. Why oh why, would any parent allow their kids to participate in such trash? Why? Unless they value their “cause” more than they value their daughters and their innocence. And those people, sadly, do exist. I think they made this video. Continue reading