Today on Spot the Misogyny: the viral video “We’re NASA, and We Know It”
This video was all over Twitter today and even @MarsCuriosity thinks it’s OMG THE BEST VIDEO EVAR!!1!
Youtube user who posted this video: “Satire”
Am I the only person wondering why such a spirited celebration of geekery just HAD to include a headless dancing chick in an American flag bikini? While every male in the video remained fully clothed with his dignity intact?
Yeah. We’re used to random headless women’s bodies used to sell things. So used to it that when I speak up and say, “Hey, this is totally fucking sexist,” I get crickets.
People in general and lefty liberals in particular seem not to understand that there’s a lot more to women’s rights than equal pay for equal work and access to abortions.
In a world without oppression, there wouldn’t be an overwhelming cultural pressure on women to allow the male gaze unlimited access to their bodies. Females would not be pressured into wearing stupid clothing that men don’t have to wear. And a female body wouldn’t be universal visual code for “sex”.
But we’re a long way from that world. And what’s infinitely sad is how few of us care enough about justice for all to actually want to do what it takes to get there.
This video gleefully supports the near-universal music video trope that women are decorative trophy objects.
How much of this do we put up with every day because there’s just so much of it, EVERYWHERE, that you can’t watch anything without seeing it, and there’s just too much to fight?
Fight, I say. Tell the sexists that they’re sexist. Don’t buy whatever they’re selling. And don’t listen when they tell you that you’re overreacting and that you should shut up. Enforcers of the status quo always say that.
It would have been such a great video, without the misogyny.