Scary video: your friendly reminder that sexism still exists

In case you had any doubts that the world is a sexist place, this brilliant and scary video will convince you otherwise.

Like the UN ad campaign we covered last month, the film uses Google autofills to reveal the stereotypes around us. As the Brown Daily Herald reports,

Emma Hall ’16 created the short film “Autofill: A Gender Study.” This 4 minute and 41 second video focuses on societal microaggressions that have become “norms” and stereotypes of gender and feminism revealed through Google searches, including one-line statements such as “rape victims should take blame” and “feminists are ugly.”

Here is the transcript:

Cat: Women need to be dominated.

Eva: Men should be able to hit women.

Sam: Women shouldn’t speak in church.

Jerome: Men want to be heroes.

Jojo: Women can’t be trusted.

Izzi: Rape victims are accusers.

Hector: Men need space.

Anselmo: Men need women.

Haley: Feminists need men.

O’Sha: Feminists are annoying.

Iman: Feminists should die.

Ana: Women shouldn’t vote.

Josh: Women shouldn’t be in combat.

Genevieve: Men should not wear shorts.

Hector: Feminists need to get laid.

Donovan: Feminists need to die.

Sam: Women can’t drive.

Holly: Men should not eat soy.

Heather: Rape victims should not get abortions.

Jonathan: Feminists need to shut up.

Donovan: Men should be what they seem.

Jojo: Feminists should be killed.

Eva: Rape victims should be stoned.

Dylan: Men want respect.

Sana: Feminists should be ashamed.

Dara: Women need to shut up.

O’Sha: Women need to be wanted.

Jarred: Women want security.

Genevieve: Women want what they can’t have.

Victoria: Rape victims should take blame.

Dylan: Feminists are ugly.

Ana: Feminists should be shot.

Cat: Men want to get married.

Anselmo: Feminists are crazy.

Sam: Rape victims should take responsibility.

Jerome: Women can’t take a compliment.

Izzi: Women want to be dominated in bed.

Sana: Men need respect.

Abe: Men can’t be feminists.

Holly: Women shouldn’t work.

Heather: Women want money.

Haley: Women can’t have it all.

Dara: Men need to feel needed.

Victoria: Feminists are evil.

Jonathan: Rape victims are to blame.

Emma: Rape victims are asking for it.

Kevin: Women need to know their place.



Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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