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TOPIC: Grab Her By The Brain

Grab Her By The Brain 23 Oct 2016 17:29 #10678

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So, this week, a new campaign called "Grab Her By The Brain" has been receiving lots of heat mainly because of two reasons: 1) sexism and 2) charity donation amount. A group of 5 "ambassadors" started this campaign by printing the slogan on a cap and attempting to sell for $21 with 10% of the profit donated to a charity called Boo2Bullying. Actor, Gregg Sulkin, is one of the ambassadors posted a picture of him wearing the hat and feminists started to criticize about how rude this campaign was and this group of people was just trying to make money off of Donald Trump's comment. Some of them even felt rude and did not want to be called "female" since they are human beings, too. And then, some continued to address that only 10% is being donated to the charity and "Boo2Bullying" is not even a rated charity yet.
As a female student, I don't want to comment on the money making part because they might be trying to give back to the community. And of course, making money is more or less a business goal. But I do want to comment on the replies of those feminists. I am totally confused when one suggested not to call women "female." I mean, I don't feel insulted or anything if someone called me a female... it's just a term to differentiate genders like - "men/women," "boy/girl," "brother/sister," you get the drill. To be honest, I sometimes feel that feminists are overreacting to many things resulting increase of tensions. Why can't we just be happy about things around us instead of finding things to complain?
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