I am not usually so strongly opinionated on the concept of feminism. I understand why it exists and why it is so strongly felt. But I am never usually one to rant and rave about it and protest against how women are inferior to men. After watching the short French film OPPRESSED MAJORITY however I was deeply motivated to shout, and rant, and rave, and yes – protest!
Everybody, as it has been said already, should definitely watch this film and take note of it. Within it, gender roles are reversed and the sexism and utter abuse that is shown is quite frankly outrageous. Now, I myself have never come across this abuse – verbal or physical – but I know that some women, lots of women, have and it is our job to stand up and make a mark against the ridiculous people who think they can use such ignorant language.
Watch the short film here.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UWxlVvT1A
As the film progressed, I found myself as a viewer becoming deeply uncomfortable and unsettled by the footage being produced. There is nothing shown that is so explicit, yet the language and the treatment of the man in the film, both by strangers and even his loved ones, is unnerving.
Still from Oppressed Majority
And tomorrow, as well as it being Valentine’s Day, it is also I am happy to tell you VAGINA DAY.
V-Day is the global activist movement campaign that is against violence towards women. The V in V-Day stands for
As being a part of this movement, today I made some pink cupcakes which will be sold tomorrow at my University, all proceeds going towards the movement.
Sadly not decorated like vaginas, but they’re pretty and pink nonetheless
I don’t think the movement is very well known. Commercialism has talked of nothing less than about money-making Valentine’s Day. So please, instead of telling everybody ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ why not shout across the halls, write on the bathroom cubicle walls, do a pirouette and dance up to people’s doors, and excitedly tell them ‘Happy Vagina Day!’
It’s a worthy cause.
Feel free to also add your responses to the film in the comment section.