I’ve been really surprised to find the extent that the vloggers of the world have embraced Wii Fit as a subject of discussion. The topics range anywhere from how much Wii Fit sucks, to simple instructions, to why men should buy their girlfriends Wii Fit. Guess which topic gets the most attention?
From a very limited google search that I conducted (I mean *very* limited) it appears that the following video began a craze of random videos of boyfriends/partners recording girlfriends rotating their hips while wearing underwear.
Although I don’t get too upset at stuff like this (too juvenile to be worth my time) at the same time, when I saw the following video (which was made in response to the previous video), I couldn’t help but laugh.
Why every girl should buy their boyfriend Wii Fit:
The interesting thing is that the obviously feminist response (although the woman herself may not call herself a feminist) was actually met by Youtube commenters with appreciation and laughter. As I’m sure any good web inclined feminist knows, the youtube community in particular are notorious for being–well–assholes about ‘feminism,’ ‘anti-sexism,’ etc (check out the responses to this video to get a clue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHyZVzs1-XQ).
So, I’m wondering, what’s going on here? Why do some snarky feminist responses to sexist bullshit get totally shit on with nasty, sometimes even violent responses–while other snarky feminist responses get laughter, amusement and total agreement?
What do you think?