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June 5, 2015 11:00 AM   Subscribe

 
Ohhhhhh man, this is pretty good. That switchup at the 1 minute mark made me laugh.

Jay Smooth and Fusion are knocking it out of the park lately.
posted by boo_radley at 11:42 AM on June 5, 2015


Came for "don't talk about clothes" ...was not disappointed.
posted by sexyrobot at 12:13 PM on June 5, 2015


I found it very distracting that the guy's moustache was visibly growing during the duration of the clip. I can't vote for someone like that.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:22 PM on June 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Interesting. Their premise seems to be that these behaviors are somehow mistakes, gaffs, oversights or perhaps insensitivity. Me, I think they are calculated and will continue unabated even beyond any election. Ever the optimist...
posted by jim in austin at 12:25 PM on June 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


It may appear like that to you, but I assure you that's just a video presentation style to adapt to the situation where people's brains explode if they have to confront and process the idea that the friends, family members, coworkers and acquaintances that they like and get along with are racist, sexist and homophobic. So the message comes out as "don't do this", avoiding all the messy "but he isn't sexist, I know him" traps. Previous videos have explained this concept far better than I did. The behavior is bad and should not occur. So I hope every time it happens again, and again, and again during this 2016 election campaign that will wear us all out over the next 14 months, the video gets tweeted at media people who do it.
posted by cashman at 12:53 PM on June 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Misogyny in this instance is simply another tool for attacking a political opponent. Do not expect anyone to willingly surrender it as long as it continues to produce political results...
posted by jim in austin at 1:21 PM on June 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


As a vuluptuous woman, may I just say it is not ve-lump-tuous. Curvy women are not lumpy. The word is not lumpy. Stop putting lumps in there. Thank you.
posted by dejah420 at 1:21 PM on June 5, 2015 [11 favorites]


voluptuous
posted by hal_c_on at 1:41 PM on June 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Sorry, on mobile, didn't notice mistype. Still no lumps, even with u instead of o. 🍡
posted by dejah420 at 1:50 PM on June 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


this 2016 election campaign that will wear us all out over the next 14 months

Sigh. 17. There are seventeen more months of this to come, more than FIVE HUNDRED days.
posted by psoas at 1:56 PM on June 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Misogyny in this instance is simply another tool for attacking a political opponent. Do not expect anyone to willingly surrender it as long as it continues to produce political results...

I may be an idealist, but I somehow doubt that having a president elected (read: successful campaign) whose gender corresponds to ~52% of humanity (read: lack of political results of misogyny) will result in the effects of millenia of misogynistic ideas, systems, theories, discourses, etc. going "Noooooooooooo...... *poof*"

Misogyny cannot be given an "in this instance" to magically reduce it to something other than the tool of oppression it has always been.
posted by fraula at 2:17 PM on June 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


True, sexism and misogyny won't disappear when a woman is elected US president. Sexism would only be over if four presidents in a row were women and no one noticed.
posted by Kattullus at 2:39 PM on June 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


Jay Smooth and those ladies are killing it.

I especially love "don't use the word calculating for a woman when if it was a man, you'd just say "natural leadership ability."
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:12 AM on June 6, 2015


So the message comes out as "don't do this", avoiding all the messy "but he isn't sexist, I know him" traps. Previous videos have explained this concept far better than I did.
Like the great "How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist" video.

Somewhat related (at least in my mind): the part in Cryptonomicon where Enoch Root is explaining why he likes "morphine-seeky" to describe Bobby Shaftoe instead of "morphine addict".
posted by cardioid at 6:13 PM on June 6, 2015


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