T-Shirt company FCKH8.com is doing a great job of creating a conversation with their newest ad. The ad shows young girls dropping F-bombs “for feminism”. The ad was pulled from youtube citing “its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service” but is on Vimeo and their website.
Little Girls Drop “F-Bombs for Feminism”
Video producer Mike Kon comments, “Some adults may be uncomfortable with how these little girls are using a bad word for a good cause. It is shocking what they are saying, but the real shock is that women are still paid less than men for the same work in 2014, not the use of the F-word. The big statistic that 1 out of 5 women are sexually assaulted or raped is something society seems to find less offensive than a little four letter word and we love how these girls draw attention to that imbalance.” He added, “Instead of washing these girls’ mouths out with soap, maybe society needs to clean up its act.”
It’s not the first time FCKH8 has tackled controversy. In September, they released “Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids”.
Quotes from “Pink Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism”:
“Women make 23% less than men for the exact same f*cking work. I shouldn’t need a penis to get paid.”
“Stop focusing on the way I f*cking look and give me a book. My aspirations in life shouldn’t be worrying about the shape of my ass.”
“One out of five women will be sexually assaulted or raped by a man. Stop telling girls how to dress and start teaching boys not to f*cking rape.”
Brian Sweet posted on their Facebook page, “So proud of all those posting that if their own daughters spoke like this they would slap them silly. I’d rather every six-year-old swear like a sailor than have a single adult literally slap a child. No, I don’t really think children should use certain words; but some of you adults need to learn to use YOUR words, not your fists. Set a better example…for fuck’s sake.” Which received over 6,300 likes. As you can imagine many, MANY more comments are being posted and they aren’t all supportive of the ad.
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