After I made my last post about Sam Pepper’s Part 2 video, I was cleaning in the kitchen and it occurred to me what his “Part 3” might be. I was right. For the sake of this post, let’s assume this was his intention from the start and not just damage control.
Look, calling attention to abuse against men is a good cause, but this guy just made a total ass of both himself and his message. If he expected that the first video was going to inspire basically pure outrage, while the second video would inspire pure lulz, he should have been able to see from the actual reactions that his hypothesis was wrong. In the end best he could come up with was basically, “Uh…well, yeah, people got mad at both, but on the whole they got somewhat more mad when the women were harassed.” And then from this he basically implies that abuse against women is taken seriously while abuse against men is ignored.
Are you fucking kidding me?! Did you miss the part where droves of people came out supporting your first video where you appeared to harass women? You have the audacity to imply that our society takes sexual harassment against women very seriously when a quick look through your comment section would show that a lot of people were perfectly fine with the behavior you yourself claim is disgusting?
What your social experiment proved is that there are a lot of people who care about abuse against women and there are a lot of people who care about abuse against men. But also that there are a lot of people who don’t take either of these things seriously. And instead of looking at the facts and saying, “Wow, people need to take sexual harassment more seriously when it comes to any gender,” you basically make it into a contest over who has it worse. Fuck. You.