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Wait isn’t this video, like, reverse racism?

Zerlina takes on Chris Brown and “the victim blaming machine” over at The Frisky.

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Y U Mad, Whiteboy?

Amazing. The internet is so much win right now.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/tashabunny/ natasha

    Is this site endorsing the shit girls say series? I sincerely hope not. While this video in particular may have a better concept, (i’m not going to watch it as previous ones upset me a lot) you can’t deny that the series has been sexist. There were all these jokes about women being silly, too emotional, weak, helpless, superficial, stupid, and the ‘women are bad with computers and technology’ trope. As well as the person crying and saying ‘put your hands on me again’ was triggering for me as an abuse survivor. Feministing is supposed to be a productive feminist site, and it’s really going to let me down if the site likes this stuff.

    • http://feministing.com/members/tashabunny/ natasha

      I also meant to add that the series is calling grown women girls.

    • http://feministing.com/members/angelh/ Angel H.

      The actress states on the YouTube page that it’s a parody of the “Shit Girls Say” series.

      • http://feministing.com/members/tashabunny/ natasha

        Oh, okay. That sounds pretty cool. Thanks for letting me know, I had no idea.

    • http://feministing.com/members/courtkneestl/ Courtney

      The shit girls say video is incredibly stupid and no, this video is not a continuation of it. Like Angel H said, it’s a parody. It’s actually pretty interesting, I think, because it points out the ignorance that white people often have of the unique experiences of POC because of the things that are often said without a second thought.

  • http://feministing.com/members/shomerchampagne/ C. H.

    Nice how a bit of antisemitism is worked in. “Reverse racism” is still racism.

  • http://feministing.com/members/stephanie1986/ Stephanie

    “Shit Girls Say” was a really stupid, sexist video. However, I really enjoyed “Shit White Girls Say”. Its poking fun of racism (and no, its not reverse racism like people on Youtube are claiming, because such shit does not exist!)

    • http://feministing.com/members/sarahlin/ S.

      Wait a second… it’s not racist because sometimes the generalities are true?

      Yes, it’s poking fun at the racism that the artist has experienced in her own life. But in the process of doing so, the artist is perpetuating stereotypes about ditzy white girls (be they blonde or not). As a woman, I’d rather not see those stereotypes perpetuated by another woman.

      • http://feministing.com/members/angelh/ Angel H.

        Because all women have the same privileges as every other woman, right?