You’ve got to hand it to feminists: Just when you think they can’t get any crazier, they go ahead and up the ante. If I’ve written some version of this line before—and I’m sure I have, because today’s feminists are truly the unwanted gift that keeps on giving—please forgive me. My brain tissue is a little scarred by what I’ve just seen.
Perhaps, if you’re unlucky, you’ve witnessed it too: A new video from the group “FCKH8,” a really creative name that would make for a spectacular license plate. Okay, it would actually make a pretty moronic license plate, but I’m trying to say at least one charitable thing about this group of reality-challenged weirdos. FCKH8’s new “feminist advocacy” video, which has already gained hundreds of thousands of Facebook “likes,” features…well, I’ll let their poorly punctuated press release speak for itself:
Facing a future where women are still paid 23% less than men for the same work, and where 1 in 5 women are raped or sexually assaulted in gender-based violence, little girls between 6 and 13 years-old dressed as pretty pink princesses drop F-bombs to draw attention to society’s continued sexism. Asking the question, ‘What’s more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the sexist way society treats girls and women’ these adorably articulate little ladies in sparkling tiaras turn the ‘princess in distress’ stereotype on its head and contrast the F-word with words and statistics society should find shocking such as ‘pay inequality’ and ‘rape.’
Spoiler alert: If you like shrill, indignant, oddly self-assured children screaming at you about fake statistics and imaginary oppression, all while dropping more F-bombs than that drunk, impassioned George Wendt look-alike who once sat behind me at a disastrous Chicago Bears game, you will love this video. Sadly, the little girls, likely excited for their huge Internet star turn showcasing the appalling poor judgment of their parents, are not remotely “adorable.” They are insufferable. However, let us forgive these tragic, sassy, satin-clad pawns. They know not what they do.
Don’t Blame the Pretty Princesses
They do not know, for instance, that the “1 in 5 women are raped or sexually assaulted” statistic is laughable, based on a long-discredited online survey with self-selecting respondents and standards equating “attempted kissing” or drunk sex with assault. Similarly, they don’t know that America’s legendary “pay inequality” largely stems from the personal choices of women, not a dastardly, conspiratorial patriarchy trying to keep the ladies down.