I know I’m a little late on talking about the particular video “If girls hit on guys the way guys hit on girls” because it was posted 3 months ago and that is late in internet time, but I just had to eventually post about it because these type of women and men role swap videos always make me really happy.
That’s mostly because not only are they funny, but it grants the possibility of people realizing how uncomfortable this kind of behaviour is and it can make them more aware of how they can change that. Granted, a lot of people will completely write it off and say “That doesn’t happen, you’re completely exaggerating.”
While that reaction is super depressing and shows that some people just want to ignore a problem, it also creates a discourse where people are able to share their stories with that kind of behaviour in the video. For example, one of the comments was all “Guys would love it if girls hit on them that way.” Buddy, I’ve been harassed at six in the morning while walking to work and wearing like six layers because it was like -30 degrees outside. It was early and freezing and I just wanted to drink my whitemocha and listen to my music in peace. Does that sound like fun to you? I don’t think so.
Anyway, Buzzfeed has made quite a few of these. This one is about exactly what the title says it is, but a month before they also posted a video titled “If Women’s Roles in Ads were Played by Men” I think you should check out too if you haven’t already! Watch the videos and tell me what you think!
If you also like these kind of videos, there’s also “The Flip Side” series!