Read of the Day: “How to Get Girls to Kiss You”
6:15 pm, May 9th | by Colette McIntyre
So today’s “Read of the Day is actually more of a “Watch of the Day” and warning: it is terrible. The video is called “How to Get Girls to Kiss You” but a more appropriate title would be “Making Girls Kiss You” or “A Tutorial in Sexual Assault”; Elite Daily describes the video as such:
Apparently, if you want to get a random girl to kiss you, all you have to do is lean in. YouTube Channel VitalyzedTV recently uploaded a video that proves the validity if this theory.
The channel’s star approaches random women on the street, and succeeds in getting them to kiss him. Whether this video is true or not, it’s entertaining and should give men the confidence to go for whatever they desire.
If even five men watch this video, and subsequently have the confidence to try and make out with random women on the street, this video has been a great success! (Who wouldn’t want to watch the awkward videos of each guy getting rejected?).
So have a look, and then lean in to your co-worker. You know she wants it…
“You know she wants it”? Apparently Elite Daily has been taking lessons from EVERY RAPIST EVER. Memo to Elite Daily and anyone else who watched this video and managed to see anything other than two terrible dudes forcing themselves on uninterested women: if someone doesn’t consent to a sexual act, it’s assault. Unwanted sexual attention is unwanted sexual attention, not confident men going “for whatever they desire,” not a BRO BEING A CASANOBRAH AND TOTALLY GIVING IT TO SOME RANDOM SLUTS, LOL. I don’t know what video Elite Daily watched, but the pictured men didn’t just “lean in”; they grabbed each woman by the back of the neck/head and pulled them into a kiss.
DO NOT start with me and say that the women didn’t say “no” or seemed to be enjoying themselves — who are you to decide how someone should respond to or handle sexual assault? There’s a great chance that many of these women were too shocked to say anything or to scared to do anything but comply. Perhaps some thought that if they just let him kiss them, he would go away and leave them alone. There is no appropriate or inappropriate way to deal with an assault. These women were violated and it’s deeply troubling that not everyone sees that.