This afternoon I saw a video shared on Facebook and I am torn between whether I absolutely love it, or if I am totally horrified by it! Sounds crazy I know, but it is a bunch of little girls using the “f” word over and over again in the hopes to educate adults on sexism.
The video was put out by FCKH8.com. I had never heard about this organization until today. They are all about speaking out and standing out for what is right.
FCKH8.com 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. Started in 2010 with comedic viral videos that captured millions of views on YouTube, FCKH8.com has shipped almost 200,000 equality tees, tanks and hoodies to supporters in over 100 countries. T-shirts emblazoned with bold messages like “Some Chicks Marry Chicks, Get Over It,” “Straight Against Hate,” and ”Legalize Love” have been publicly talked about by celebrities including Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert, Perez Hilton, and Zac Efron – who’s raved about his own “Some Dudes Marry Dudes, Get Over It” shirt in the press. Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi even have their own pink “Some Chicks Marry Chicks, Get Over It” buttons. With over 305,000 followers on Facebook and 43,000 on Twitter, FCKH8.com has given over $250,000 to the equality cause through directly funded projects and donations to LGBT charities. In 2014 FCKH8.com expanded it’s anti-hate message with campaigns and tees focused on fighting sexism and racism and supporting those important causes. In a effort to get tees to supporters even faster, the FCKH8.com brand recently became owned and managed by Synergy Media’s team of passionate people with a vision to make an even bigger positive impact with the activist brand. FCKH8!
I am far from a prude and have been known to use the F-word plenty of times, but this video really has me wondering if having little girls parading around in princess costumes using words they probably don’t even know the definition of is the right way of doing it. BUT, maybe it is, because it sure has a lot of people talking about it! Thousands of people have commented on the video asking the question, “What’s more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the sexist way society treats girls and women.”
I am still not sure how I feel about it…it certainly has gotten me thinking. There must be something about it that has attracted my attention because I have watched it three times.
I have decided to share it here and I am attaching it with a warning. It might be offensive to many. If it is, I apologize in advance – if you are easily offended, DO NOT WATCH IT! Just curious to know what you think.
edited to add….. Video has been removed from You Tube. You can still watch it on FCKH8 if you want to see it.