Boob slapping: a new internet meme

Apparently, there is a trend online of posting videos of women’s breasts being slapped and punched. Cuz you know punching a woman in the breasts is so funny, har har.
(This video is very annoying to watch and probably NSFW)

Ouch. Am I the only one that doesn’t think this is funny?
Thanks to Joy for the link.

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  • http://www.feministgamers.com/ Mighty Ponygirl

    I’m normally not a proponent of this sort of thing but god damn if if some choad ever slaps or punches my tits I will punch him in the nuts. Repeatedly.

  • leoluv822

    Hmmm I think I need to make a youtube video called nuts punching

  • http://moriath.insanejournal.com moriath

    I thought the whole thing was just dumb until the end of the video, when the guy host wanted to punch the woman’s breasts and lost interest once she said “okay.” Then she turned to the mannequin and said “But this girl said no!” and then it becomes fun to hit the mannequin. That deserves a hearty WTF.

  • LadyTess

    WTF indeed. Seriously? Boob-slapping? Not funny. Not funny at all. Just touching my boobs can hurt sometimes (no there is nothing really medically wrong with my boobs they are just sensitive) but if someone slapped or punched my boobs I would serioulsy do some damage that would cause bleeding.
    Even getting elbowed by mistake on public transport hurts sometimes. Sheesh.

  • http://norbizness.com norbizness

    “Am I the only one that doesn’t think this is funny?”
    You want people to say “no,” right? Well, too bad! I take my marching orders from G4TV, whatever the fuck that stands for!

  • Pengo

    So is it not funny to punch a boob, is it not funny for girls to punch each other’s boobs, is it not funny for it to be on Youtube, or is G4 not funny. I hate G4, don’t watch G4, but the female on-air speedbagging the mannequin made me laugh. It’s not like you capped this off local news during sweeps month, this is well within the boundaries of what G4 typically does. I don’t think this (or vilified Superbad) could be considered advocacy for guys taking liberty with publice titpunching.
    It’s sort of amusing to see young women engaged in Bromance-style roughhousing.
    Slow News Day? Karl Rove has a crush on Michelle Obama!

  • geeky_girl

    Ridiculous.
    However kick in the nuts comedy has been around for a long time, and frankly women can’t be the butt of that joke. I’m not saying that’s right either…
    The more annoying part is some people undoubtedly find this video hot because “boobies!!!”.

  • Erica B

    WTF?
    I’d recommend starting a meme with videos of men getting kicked in the crotch… except that isn’t funny either.

  • http://www.in-misery.blogspot.com/ comoprozac

    It’s funny if you’re a nine-year old boy.

  • ladylinguist

    “It’s not as fun when she gives permission” — seriously?! WTF is right.
    I didn’t so much as crack a smile once. So not funny.

  • http://www.feministgal.blogspot.com feministgal

    OUCH. that made my boobies hurt just watching…

  • http://norbizness.com norbizness

    What about the Academy Award George C. Scott got for Man Getting With Football and his terrific line-reading: “Aaahh! My GROIN!”?

  • montefiore

    “I’d recommend starting a meme with videos of men getting kicked in the crotch… except that isn’t funny either.”
    Erica B,
    I think that “meme” has been around longer than the concept of a “meme” has, haha.
    I mean, honestly, of course this is juvenile, but it’s more or less the same exact thing as a nut shot. I don’t think there’s really any violence by men against women here. So stupid, yes, but nothing to get worked up about, I don’t think.

  • baphomet

    moriath – you said exactly what i was thinking as i watched that moment when the girl said “but this girl said no”. it just makes it turn into an act even more violating that way, it makes me shudder.

  • UltraMagnus

    There are Youtube videos already of guys getting punched/kicked in the nuts so if you’d like to see them, you can.
    I don’t find it offense just really stupid and representative of the Jackass culture. If our ovaries hung outside our bodies then there’d probably be videos of female Johnny Knoxville wanna-bes getting kicked in those.

  • Thomas

    Moriath, I was horrified by the “no fun if she consents” message!
    I don’t think this is funny, nor really is men getting kicked in the testicles. But I don’t think there’s much of a sexualized element to men getting kicked in the testicles; it seems to be pure slapstick. The breast thing, however, was clearly sexualized.
    (Also, it seems to me this is another example of the misogynist lad-mag culture appropriating something from the BDSM community. Striking breasts is painful and not without risk, and ought to be the province of responsible adults who can do it safely with consenting partners, not the realm of Jackass humor and abuse.)

  • Shinobi

    Isn’t there an online show called “You just got kicked in the nuts?” It does not surprise me at all that this has been moved to boob slapping.
    Moronic, yes, sexist, not really.

  • literarycritic

    Ah, the stupid things young people do to amuse themselves. Really doesn’t bother me, considering that this is probably the same demographic that forms “fight clubs” and beats the ever-loving shit out of each other for no reason except pure, visceral “Oh, you just totally hit him/her in the face! HAHAHAHA!” enjoyment.
    The only thing that disturbed me was the male anchor using that “cheerleader” dummy as a veritable punching bag until her arms fell off. That was disturbing.
    It’s one thing when stupid &/or drunk teenagers do it; it’s another ballgame entirely when a TV show host is punching a female mannequin until she comes apart.

  • http://rtred.livejournal.com/ rtred

    Uhm, UltraMagnus, you said “I don’t think there’s much of a sexualized element to men getting kicked in the testicles.”
    Well, actually, yeah, there is. A whole lot of guys get off on that sort of thing. Just like a lot of women get off on having their boobs slapped, punched, painfully groped, etc. BDSM is a legitimate way to enjoy relations with a consenting partner… but that’s not what this here is all about.
    I don’t think there’s any more visible example of a woman’s sexuality than her breasts — there’re lots and lots of “breast men” in the U.S. — so memes like this aren’t funny at all… they’re just another example of the culture of misogyny we’re living in. The fact that we just “dodged the bullet” of having a woman president certainly factors into it.

  • Suzy

    Okay, I may be the only one who actually watches G4 when I get a chance because they do have a few good things on like coverage of conventions and video games and such, but this was kind of crazy. I agree with everyone where at the end when the whole “she said no!” thing came around… I was kind of confused there. I feel like they both realized what they did after the filming was done because they had oh noes-what-did-we-just-do faces on.
    Although does anyone else feel like starting their own competition about nut kicking where we measure the inches a man shot up after getting kicked and the amount of snap the kick seems to release?

  • grapeshot

    I thought it was mostly just lame except for the 40% that was happyfunsexy time, which was beyond my evaluation. The consenting, uh, “normal” videos of a bunch of friends smacking each others breasts were kind of goofy, but when it became a tidier form of mudwrestling it turned me off, understandably.

  • MLEmac

    argh, I keep getting a “video unavailable” message

  • UltraMagnus

    Uhm, UltraMagnus, you said “I don’t think there’s much of a sexualized element to men getting kicked in the testicles.”
    Uhm, rtred, No I didn’t. Thomas said that.

  • Danyell

    If we were living in a culture where men and women were equal and woman weren’t a constant target of sexual oppression and violence (and generally trying to keep people’s hands off their boobies when they don’t want to be touched!) then I would say that this is fair and balanced with videos of guys getting kicked in the crotch.
    But we don’t, so it isn’t.

  • Thomas

    “A whole lot of guys get off on that sort of thing.”
    rted, I am that guy. I love ball torture, and especially ball kicking, in a sexual context. My point was that the videos one sees of guys getting punched or kicked in the testicles don’t skew towards young, hardbodied or scantily clad men or impose a particularly sexualized context on it, unless that’s specifically what one is looking for. The “funny” ball pain videos on “America’s Funniest” and on Youtube just go for the laugh, while all of the women in the video above are young, almost all are conventionally attractive and thin, and there’s an emphasis on revealing clothing that gives a good view of the breasts — which isn’t often the case with the ball kicking videos.

  • Thomas

    “A whole lot of guys get off on that sort of thing.”
    rted, I am that guy. I love ball torture, and especially ball kicking, in a sexual context. My point was that the videos one sees of guys getting punched or kicked in the testicles don’t skew towards young, hardbodied or scantily clad men or impose a particularly sexualized context on it, unless that’s specifically what one is looking for. The “funny” ball pain videos on “America’s Funniest” and on Youtube just go for the laugh, while all of the women in the video above are young, almost all are conventionally attractive and thin, and there’s an emphasis on revealing clothing that gives a good view of the breasts — which isn’t often the case with the ball kicking videos.

  • http://www.xanga.com/andrea_thatonegirl TheNerd

    This reminds me of the movie Idiocracy. In it, the society of the future had a favorite show “Ow! My Balls!” where a man is repeatedly injured in the croch, and a movie called “Ass” which is a 2-hour close-up shot of an ass. I just never thought I’d see something like it in my lifetime!

  • Peepers

    Ah, TheNerd, thanks for tying this back to Idiocracy. I had forgotten about the glorious entertainment of the future. I got my first belly laugh today from your comment :)

  • jane

    Actually, a lot of domestic violence involves the hitting of breasts.

  • emilysuggests

    that’s sick. things are only fun if a girl says “no”?

  • http://www.theartofthepossible.net/ Daniel Koffler

    It’s really a context-dependent thing, isn’t it. I mean, if two (or more) people boob-slap consensually because slapper(s) and slapee(s) alike enjoy it — not unlike BDSM — not only is it their right to do it, I’d encourage them to in order to add to the sum total of happiness in the world.
    On the other hand, if it’s not consensual (as in most of the clips on this video), it’s a pretty egregious violation of personal space.
    I’m sensitive to the suggestion that displaying these sorts of videos constitutes a kind of meta-exploitation and abuse, but that’s going to go for a lot of other things too (porn comes to mind, but maybe ANTM makes the cut too). If the underlying act is consensual and enjoyed and not abusive (unlike most of these clips), I’d think the presumption would be that filming them and putting them on Youtube doesn’t create abuse or exploitation ex nihilo. (Basically my position on porn, too; if what goes on in the porn is ok, then so is filming and distributing it; if not, then not.)
    On an unrelated note, Attack of the Show could be so much more than it is. I miss Sarah Lane.

  • jennifer_w

    Ugggh. I never thought nut punches for men were funny either, but they seem to show up in every B-grade as a humor tactic. Either way, punching someone’s body parts like that is silly and degrading. For some reason, the fact that people are bunching people’s breasts and calling them “fun bags” reeks of sexism to me.

  • Ian

    I disagree with most of you. It was completely sexist when Kevin Perriera (yes I like AOTS, but maybe not anymore) said “It’s not as fun when she says ‘no'”. G4TV is becoming more and more sexist every week. You can do a video chat on AOTS and question their actions, that’ll change something. I mean, I don’t really see this any different than ball-kicking, and long as you’re being stupid and dumb it’s alright. But Kevin is either reading bad script or he’s just being an asshole.

  • timothynakayama

    “Hmmm I think I need to make a youtube video called nuts punching” [leoluv822]
    “I’d recommend starting a meme with videos of men getting kicked in the crotch… except that isn’t funny either.” [Erica B].
    There are already plenty of youtube video showing guys getting punched/hit in the testicles.
    And despite what Erica said, the meme of videos of guys getting kicked in the nuts has been going around since forever. And YES, guys getting kicked in the crotch is considered funny. I mean, how many videos do you see of men getting hit in the testicles on America’s FUNNIEST Videos? The scene of a guy getting kicked in the balls appears in TV, movies, and in comedies, they are often the “punchline”. I would like to point out some examples, but since these type of scenes are ubiquitious in popular culture, I can’t pick out one particular scene, because I can’t remember them…because there are too many of them to choose from!
    Even at work, women AND men can joke about kicking men in the balls (I especially wince when some of them mention using stiletto heels…). If a man is an asshole, there are always two things you can do: either you can kick him in the balls (to hurt him physically) or another Favourite, just make fun of his tiny dick size (even if you’ve never seen it) to hurt him psychologically.
    In the world we live in, its considered sexual harassment not to mention violence against women to punch or even touch women in the chest, so I agree with the poster who said punching women in the breast is not “equal”. The only resort most men have of hurting “ass-holish” women is psychologically, and that is by calling them ugly and fat, which, as evidenced by Jessica’s post a few days ago, is indeed effective.
    However, I think the best policy would be to avoid kicking people in the genitals or slapping their breasts, unless they’re intending to cause you harm. Violence only begats more violence…
    However, I dont foresee guys getting kicked in the crotch ever stop being funny. 50 years in the future, we’ll still be laughing at it at the movies or on TV.

  • The Brawn

    …I don’t.. get it?

  • Destra

    It’s Attack of the Show. Really, what do you expect? Saying they have poor programing is like saying Bill O’Reilly is a bigot. We know.

  • Jerima

    These things depress me…obviously because boobs are being punched in yet another way to objectify women in order to please men (and I’m sure most who watch this channel rarely get to see boobs in real life), but because it always reminds me of how lacking I am by being totally flat chested. Thank you breast obsessed media for reminding me that I am inadequate, that no man will ever find me appealing, and ruining my day.
    P.S., if any man ever stuck me, I’d mace them.

  • SarahMC

    Right on, Danyell.
    Most kick-in-the-balls humor, like the stuff shown on AFHV, is either accidental, or inflicted by other men.
    This video depicts a man punching a woman in her breasts as she protests, making it not quite comparable to kick-in-the-balls humor.
    And have people completely forgot about the very important concept of context?
    This video is NOT a depiction of consentual BDSM, so defending this video by declaring that some women like having their breasts punched during sex is completely off-topic.

  • brie

    You know, the boob-slapping videos aren’t funny (or sexy for that matter, speaking as a queer woman), and certainly deserve the WTF they got on the show. If it’d stopped there, it’d be stupid, but par for the course on G4. The appalling part was at the end with the guy saying it’s not fun if she says yes. Way to miss the point, jackass– nearly all of the women in the videos were obviously there in front of the camera just to get their boobs slapped (what that says about the culture of violence toward women, well, let’s not get into that). How he took that and turned it into something very close to rape idolization speaks to a very sick mind, and sicker still is the fact that there are a lot of people, men and women alike, who think that statement was hilarious.

  • timothynakayama

    “Most kick-in-the-balls humor, like the stuff shown on AFHV, is either accidental, or inflicted by other men.”
    Sure, if we’re talking strictly about just kick-in-the-balls humour on AFHV, then I would totally agree with you that is mostly accidental stuff. I don’t think AFHV would show videos of women intentionally kicking men in the balls….no, those can appear in movies and TV shows!
    I’m not sure….perhaps we don’t watch the same movies or TV shows, but women are not exactly the MINORTIY ball kickers that you make them out to be. I would say in most movies, women make a large majority of certified ball kickers. Afterall, isn’t the whole kicking men in the balls a facet of the whole “You go, girl!” Girl Power empowerment thing? I mean….women AND men talk about ball-kicking in casual conversation….let alone movies and TV shows….
    While I agree that breast punching is not in the same category, as obviously some men have decided that they have no respect for a woman’s privacy/her body, and this video is indeed deplorable due to the whole “if she doesn’t consent, it’s not as fun” , and the fact that the man is punching boobs just for the sake of punching them… But I don’t think women here need to trivialize or deny the fact that ball-kicking in today’s popular culture is not only acceptable (in certain circumstances), it’s an equal opportunity scheme (ie, women, men, children, dogs, animals, machines, objects….all these are certified ball kicking practitioners!).
    The testicles, the Achille’s Heel of mortal men.

  • qwerty

    “This video depicts a man punching a woman in her breasts as she protests”
    ——
    No, all the breast smacking shown in the video are between two consenting women.

  • stephamole

    This is nothing compared to a short film I saw at a festival once, one where a womans unveiled boobs, (with no face, mind you) were subjected first to all sorts of various gropings and fondlings, then various twistings, flickings, slapping, etc. only to be slathered and sprayed with all sorts of disgusting liquids and goo, ketchup–you name it and then poked with a stick. It was some sort of “How To” thing meant to be funny.

  • Fenriswolf

    I do happen to think this is slightly gross simply because it is sexualised, unlike ball shots. Both are filed under lame (unless it’s real life – a mate getting a ball shot accidentally is pretty funny), the breast thing just gets a topping of “disturbing”.

    Ah, the stupid things young people do to amuse themselves. Really doesn’t bother me, considering that this is probably the same demographic that forms “fight clubs” and beats the ever-loving shit out of each other for no reason except pure, visceral “Oh, you just totally hit him/her in the face! HAHAHAHA!” enjoyment.

    I think you’re missing the point re: fightclub. The feeling of being hurt and forcing yourself through it is an incredibly powerful one, and more so in a society where we’re not allowed to express strong emotions 99% of the time.
    It’s NOT “haha you hit him!” it’s admiration for people who can push themselves to their limit, and enjoying pushing yourself past fear and pain.
    Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t make it petty or childish
    P.S. No, I’ve never done this. I do do muay thai and have fought in the ring, and rather like the idea of getting my mate to punch me in the jaw as hard as he can to see how I take it. Haven’t got the guts to ask yet though lol

  • Lucy

    I really don’t see why would anybody participate in this foolishness.
    Are they seriously willing to hurt their boobs for the 10 second attention?
    RIDICULOUS!!

  • happygrl68

    I think this video is very entertaining. I was not aware of this internet trend, and this video shows it in the entirety. Very enlightening and well put together.
    Obviously boob punching is not “equal” to getting kicked in the nuts. It IS analogous, though, I’ll give ya that. I mean, what are you comparing anyways? Pain? Humiliation? Enjoyment? Bounciness? They are both forms of violent sexual harassment if done without consent. DUH! That’s obvious!!!!
    However, boob punching is all in good fun! Wake up people. It isn’t foolish, because you can see that every participant is laughing and smiling afterwards. They are having a great time! Something that you people need to have too!
    Also, notice how boobs bounce when they get punched? That visual element is different than getting kicked in the nuts. All you can see is pain. Pain that makes you wish you never had testicles in the first place. Maybe that’s why a commenter said it was “sexualized.” It’s because you can see the action. I’m sure if guys were wearing loose form-fitting testicle holders you would consider that sexualized too if you can see the nut-flopping action after a swift kick. Think about it. Imagine.
    But guys have been getting kicked in the nuts for centuries, so get over it!
    So in conclusion, for those who disagreed with these videos, get your boobs punched by one of your close friends just once. I guarantee it’ll change your stance. I know it has changed mine ;)

  • roy

    Dear boob defender,
    I must admit to a turn on to slapped paps but it all boils down to consent. To police what people do at home is their business not mine. Do you really have to have the t/s on corry to be a woman so that you can run the story.
    Do I want my danglies punched, then yes but in a controled manner?
    Make any sense?
    Royston.