Little Girls Make F-Bomb Filled Video That Has Parents Cringing

FCKH8 little girls videoThe latest FCKH8 video starts off like an ad for a doll or maybe a toy vacuum cleaner. A group of little girls decked out in princess gear stand in front of a Pepto Bismol pink backdrop and bat their eyelashes at the camera. And then, five seconds in, blam-o, the first of many f-bombs uttered by a child between the ages of 6 and 13.

It's a ploy to get us to pay attention to the girls' message -- that young girls in this country are facing unequal and sexist treatment at every turn -- but it's hard to hear their message while wincing over a room full of small children cursing repeatedly. Take a look (but be advised there is a LOT of foul language):


I don't consider myself a prude nor do I consider myself naive. I'm aware that kids as young as 6 have probably heard these words and many have probably said them -- even if it's just once, to try them out.

My own 9-year-old daughter has done her own practice cursing and been given the talk (scratch that, several talks) on appropriate language. And I have cursed -- on occasion -- in her presence. It happens. We're human. I'm over it.

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But an occasional, accidental curse word is not an f-bomb-laden tirade that goes on for 2 1/2 minutes.

It's not putting adult language -- and not terribly classy adult language at that -- in the mouths of children and expecting parents to be OK with it because "it's a good cause."

But is a good cause enough of a reason to have kids talk like this? When we parents are so busy trying to teach our young children to act maturely in order to get what they want?

Yes, FCKH8 wants us to focus on a weighty issue -- feminism -- and they certainly got our attention with this ploy. But I can't see that it was really necessary. There are plenty of other ways to grab our attention that are less crass -- we see curse-free viral videos every day.

The broader message is lost here because it's been sullied by a coarse and unsophisticated approach to an issue that takes civility and education to address.

As parents, we are tasked with trying to teach our kids the right way to solve problems. Part of that is having the appropriate language to talk about the issues at hand in a civilized manner, to be able to bring people to the table rather than drive them away.

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Letting kids curse to prove a point doesn't garner them any respect, and if they can't get respect, how is the issue they're addressing going to get any?

Do you think it's OK for kids to curse if it's "for good"? Would you let your daughter appear in this video?


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