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An interesting video on everyday sexism

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JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 08-Feb-14 15:17:47

Wondered what others thought?


scallopsrgreat Sat 08-Feb-14 16:41:40

What's it about? Don't really want to click on a link without knowing what to expect.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 08-Feb-14 16:51:58

Sorry, it's a French video about gender reversal -I thought it was quite good but wondered what other/more educated people thought smile


JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 08-Feb-14 16:52:31

Urgh used to texting dh today... grin

JonSnowKnowsNothing Sat 08-Feb-14 16:54:40

Watched it all the way through - really interesting.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 08-Feb-14 17:07:03

I thought it was worth a share on fb etc

CheesyBadger Sat 08-Feb-14 17:07:23

That was fantastic. It looked so wrong, and it highlighted how much we put up with or take for granted as being just the way things are because we are used to it.

He looked so vulnerable and so much of it hit a nerve.

Thank you for sharing, I am popping on my Facebook

BOFtastic Sat 08-Feb-14 17:08:30

I posted this in here yesterday and nobody replied to the thread <paranoid>

MothratheMighty Sat 08-Feb-14 17:08:39

I've already shared it on FB, I thought it was very thought-provoking. Even some of my unaware friends might have a thought or too. So thank you OP.

MothratheMighty Sat 08-Feb-14 17:09:44

Bloody hell, how poorly phrased was that last post of mine?
Multitasking not a strength here, I like to break stereotypes.

BOFtastic Sat 08-Feb-14 17:11:45

I thought it was excellent and have been sharing it all over the place too. I guess my face just doesn't fit in here grin.

scallopsrgreat Sat 08-Feb-14 17:25:10

Oh this the same video you posted about BOF? Good only one to watch grin Time is short at the moment! I'll watch it this evening hopefully.

BOFtastic Sat 08-Feb-14 17:29:03


ihatethecold Sat 08-Feb-14 17:30:01

very good, thanks for the link

BriarRainbowshimmer Sat 08-Feb-14 18:18:45

It's good, however I think to drive the point home further the women could've looked larger (fatter, more muscular etc) and more rugged with loose, practical clothing and the men could've been thinner (from constant dieting, there is a particularly strong pressure in France for women to be thin) worn longer hair, makeup, more decorative restrictive clothing.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 08-Feb-14 20:36:19

Wouldn't that have just shown what does happen but with clothes switched?
I thought it was all the more powerful for having an average looking man and all the women -more juxtaposition?

BriarRainbowshimmer Sat 08-Feb-14 21:16:35

Well since it shows reverse sexism, I thought it would add to it to show how gendered and power-based clothes and appearance are too. They did bring it up - but only with a hijab.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 09-Feb-14 01:36:09

That's true although they did the 'slutshaming'etc with his shorts and flip flops.

LauraBridges Sun 09-Feb-14 10:02:18

Yes, I've always found it useful to reverse genders. My sister and I as teenagers read the Enid Blyton famous 5 books out loud to each other with the genders reversed - very interesting exercise.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 09-Feb-14 10:18:11

That's interesting Laura - I always thought of the famous five etc as being quite 'girls can do anything boys can do too' and just being about children not gender?
I shall have to re read!

KerryKatonasKhakis Sun 09-Feb-14 15:10:55

Good video (though uncomfortable). The little touch of him checking and adjusting his clothing was very accurate. I am constantly doing this, especially when I used to wear school/work uniforms; always checking that boobs/crack/too much thigh weren't showing so you couldn't be accused of asking for it.

The comments are HORRIBLE. There are a few people patiently interacting but so many men either saying the vid is crap and exaggerated, that they don't recognise any of this behaviour IRL (er, no shit, sherlock, you're a man!), or that they'd absolutely love to be groped by women all day long. Plenty of dickheads banging on about how much worse men have it because women get child support and get to push in to the front of queues confused

sad it's not a competition.

LauraBridges Sun 09-Feb-14 15:13:49

Anne is blonde and pretty and doesn't do the rough things the boys do. The mother at home is always serving food whilst only the father works. It's sexist all the way through except for the Tom boy George. We certainly found it so 30 years ago anyway so I hope girls today find the same.

Pendeen Sun 09-Feb-14 15:51:16

"Yes, I've always found it useful to reverse genders. My sister and I as teenagers read the Enid Blyton famous 5 books out loud to each other with the genders reversed - very interesting exercise"

The days must have simply flown by.

LimeMiniPumpkin Sun 09-Feb-14 16:03:11

That was really mean. Lots of people read outloud for fun, change bits, add in voices etc.

Gender swap is one of the most popular forms of fanfic.

KerryKatonasKhakis Sun 09-Feb-14 16:44:47

And ridiculing anonymous posters on an internet forum is fun, Pendeen ?

Know who I'd rather spend time with.

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