Franchesca Ramsey shares her experience with date rape to talk about how slut shaming turns into victim blaming. It’s pretty powerful and comes with a trigger warning and a NSFW language warning. If you’d like a transcript you can find it at Racialicious.
If you haven’t seen one of her more recent videos you’ll probably remember Franchesca Ramsey from her awesome videos around Sh*t White Girls Say…To Black Girls. Here’s one of Franchesca imitating some of the guys who cat call her, and it’s pretty hilarious:
Franchesca also asked for women to share their worst catcalls in the YouTube comments and there are some real gems there – both funny and a bit disturbing.
When I first say the Sh*t Girls Say video, which ended up launching a still ongoing meme, I wasn’t impressed. I fully agreed with Bitch Blogs’ Kelsey Wallace, who wrote a post on the video called “I seriously don’t get it”. The Sh*t Girls Say video and many of the ones that have come out of it have been more interested with reinforcing stereotypes than telling us anything about our culture or the stereotypes we live with.
But the meme has also sparked some more subversive responses, such as Stuff Cis People Say to Trans People and Sh*t Girls Say to Gay Guys. As Renee at Womanist Musings points out: “They are all about historically marginalized people speaking their truth and talking about the everyday bigotry that they face. For those who are tempted to point out how they would never say the things mentioned in this video, can I just say, if it’s not about you, then don’t make it about you.”
Here are a couple more new ones I came across yesterday. The first is Part II of Franchesca Ramsey’s popular Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls: