This video is going viral.
Here’s my beef:
The inspiration of the video is from the creator’s friend complaining about the problems about wearing yoga pants. Clearly, the video proves the point that men stare at booty. We already knew that.
The video was a wasted opportunity to talk to the men about why their behavior was inappropriate.
After getting the men’s attention (which he did very, very well) Jousef should have used the opportunity to have a discussion.
I wish he said, “Hey man, I just wanted to get your attention and let you know that you’re behavior is inappropriate because it makes women uncomfortable. There is an acceptable and unacceptable way to check someone out.”
Not, “Spank it.”
He could have asked, “Why is it acceptable to look at my ass until you found out I was a man? If women called you out the way I did, would your behavior stop? Do you understand that what you’re doing makes women feel violated, not appreciated?”
Instead he egged the men on, showing his own immaturity to the fact that his attire was highlighting his ass. Twerk on your car, Jousef, how clever. Get into verbal chicken fights, swearing and pointing out the camera when things get too confrontational.
He could have added a segment about his own reactions in the video. Something as simple as “I discovered ___ and it made me feel ___. I’m sorry this happens to you, ladies.”
Instead, at the end of the video, I could only feel like he’s part of the problem.
P.S. I am also curious as to why the women were only filmed walking away, not staring. Does this mean they didn’t stare? Or they stared, but Jousef only wanted men’s reactions?
P.P.S. And how much would you stare if you weren’t sure the dude wearing yoga pants was a man or a woman?
P.P.P.S. Are we sure this isn’t staged?