This is absolutely vile and it makes me angry. It also makes me cry.
I want to find these children and scream at their parents.
Then I want to find this lady and send her some flowers and give her a hug.
Little demon spawn.
Trigger warning: This is a really intense ten minutes of sexist, fat hating, classist bullying.
Unbelievable. Is it any surprise that all of these bullies (listed if you click through to Youtube) are boys, and they’ve chosen to pick on an elderly woman? It doesn’t matter that she’s in a position of authority, or their elder, who you’re supposed to respect. All that matters is that she is a woman, and they find her unattractive.
So these teenagers taunt and swear at and insult this poor bus monitor until she cries.
This is patriarchy. This is misogyny. This is the result of a culture that tells boys that even though they are children, they can act as disrespectfully as they want to any woman they want in any position. It’s disgusting, and it needs to stop.
The bright spot in all of this? So many of the people who watched this video were disgusted, and started a campaign donated to Karen the bus monitor, raising almost $100k
What gives me hope is the young boys who made videos on their thoughts on this video who were disgusted by these brats behavior. There is hope out there for young men who are respectful of women! I bet you that these boys taunt other boys as well, but they just got away with it.
After I saw your comment, I went back and watched some of the reply videos - I totally agree with you.
I couldn’t watch more than a minute of this without crying. This is why I’m that asshole who stops your fun when you’re making fun of someone. Even if they’re just on television, or can’t hear you. I get so much shit for doing it, but is absolutely not right.