The new YouTube video, by social media entrepreneur Stephen Zhang shows a young woman pretending to be drunk on Hollywood Boulevard. If you haven't watched it yet, check it out and prepare to feel completely sobered by the end. The results are unfortunately, yet predictably, sickening.
The video is a terrifying portrayal of the disturbing lengths some men will go to in order to take advantage of a drunk vulnerable woman. The whole video is awful to watch, and it shows the girl repeatedly asking for directions to a bus station, but she is met with offers of more beer, and to be taken back to the men's homes, and an even creepier offer to play on a water bed. EHEW!
Hot off the heels of the catcalling video, this video proves that random strangers can be real pigs, and yes just like the catcalling video , this video may have been conveniently edited. But the fact is that it happened, and I am sure many women have been met with creep-like offers when drunk.
And if the video was not bad enough, the comments really made me question the current state of society. The YouTube comments alone should be a social experiment, with one Youtuber saying, "If you get drunk and dress slutty, you need to be prepared for the consequences. That's on you."
And another adding:
"Why do women want to prove so much that men are so horrible? It's like that dumb bitch who walked around New York City for 24 hours straight in yoga pants trying to get men's attention to get them to "harass" her. But all the evidence in the video is men trying to be nice and say hi and asking her how her day was."
How do I go about finding another planet to live on, I want no part of earth anymore if people can make comments like this.
Women should be allowed to get drunk without fear of being taken advantage of. Yes it is her own responsibility to make sure she is safe, but it is also down to men to not be shitty people, and not to take advantage. A drunk girl is not an open invitation!
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This article was written by Tolani. Follow her on twitter @tolly_t