This is brilliant. And funny. Leah Green is my new hero.
*Updated – it should be said that the comments made are based on ones received by women and posted to @everydaysexism.
Clearly they are of the terribly mild kind (I don’t see a “show us your cunt!” that I got from a moving car full of men last weekend, for example) however the video is amusing and I applaud Green.
Comments like these made to men, by women, rather than by men, to women, do very much lose much of their power – the power they have to cause fear, intimidate, sexually harass and generally make women feel scared, horrible and vulnerable, as well as mad as all hell.
If we’re going to analyse this, I’d say the mens’ reactions are worth thinking about. “You can’t say that” was about the most shocked or offended anyone got. It’s not going to change the world but if it changes some attitudes some and amuses me into the bargain, I’m happy.
And thanks to @Southsidesocialist for her comments, below. You are ACE.