A video of little girls cursing for feminism was posted on Tuesday, and it quickly went viral.
FCKH8, which is a for-profit T-shirt company that supports LGBT equality, anti-racism and anti-sexism, posted the video on Facebook this week, and it has gained 12,455,176 views since. Girls as young as six are seen using the f-word to draw “attention to more offensive words like pay inequality and rape,” according FCKH8’s Facebook.
The feedback this video has received over the past couple of days is mixed. Some people, like Kate Hardwick, a student at the University of Central Florida, think the video is too controversial.
“Although I completely support feminism, I don’t completely agree with the video,” said Hardwick. “I think the message is great, but I also think children that age don’t fully comprehend what they’re being told to say. It goes back and forth.”
Others think the message of the video is more important than the curse words being said. Jillian Ferro, another student at the University of Central Florida, thinks some people are missing the point.
“Pay inequality and rape should be more shocking than a child saying a bad word. The fact that our society has normalized rape more than cursing proves the exact point that the video is trying to make,” Ferro said.
Along with curse words, the video also shows the girls giving sexism statistics. The two main statistics talked about were how “women make 23 percent less than men” and that “one in five women are sexually assaulted or raped.”