A few weeks ago, this video made the rounds on the internet:
Today, The Hairpin features an essay written by the, uh, lead rapper in the video. She's from Seattle, her name is Emily Teachout, and she's learned a few lessons from going viral:
It’s surreal to think that over 140,000 people have seen me rap, and they all have drawn a collective conclusion about what kind of person I am: a dumb, annoying, slutty white person. The horror!
There are only three things that honestly bother me:
1. The weird level of misogyny.
“Shut up and show us your boobs already.” “holy shit! STFU!!! Make me a sandwich, show me your tits, and again, just STFU!!!” “This is what happens when you trap 4 strippers in a room and pay them NOT to take off their clothes.”
Apparently, an accepted default insult is to call girls strippers. You can also say a lot of detailed things about their bodies and what you would like to do to them in lieu of any relevant criticism.
The essay is very funny and well worth your time. I'm not a supporter of the video—Teachout explains how it came about like this: A "social media contractor at my advertising agency was charged with making a viral video to acquire more Twitter followers for one of our clients," which is an explanation that makes me want to light myself on fire—but the commenters are really over the top. Sexist men on the internet need to STFU and show us their cocks already.