Get the Girl?
Get the Girl?
I’m sure you’ve all seen this Twix commercial entitled “Get the Girl”:
I’ve seen it a few times, and I had to post it because it makes me laugh every time I see it. While of course we don’t know what that girl’s specific politics are, I think we all have a pretty good idea. Talking about “struggles” and “ideals”? Hmm. Anyway, watching it is funny because it’s just so typical of most young voters. You know which ones — the 18-24 year olds who always are predicted to finally turn out in record numbers this election (this election, they really will!), who blather on authoritatively while saying absolutely nothing of substance, and who usually possess no more than a surface understanding of the issues. Yet somehow, they know it all. They’re the victims of some kind of deep struggle, things for them are so hard, and no one will LISTEN TO THEM! I know, I know… I belong to this age group too. And sure, there are some intelligent, informed young voters. But you gotta face the facts. The majority of young voters are exactly this girl in this commercial, and it makes me laugh every time. Aside from reminding me of young voters, the girl in this video also reminded me of feminists. Watch that commercial, and then watch one of Jessica Valenti’s videos, and tell me they aren’t exactly the same. There’s the bossy, know-it-all attitude, the fake victimhood mentality, the faux outrage… it screamed feminist to me. What did it say to you?