A video claiming to depict the "shit girls say" has gone viral on the internet.
In the video, a man dressed as a woman delivers a high-pitched, rapid-fire series of sayings apparently favoured by women, including "Could you do me a huge favour?" and "Ugh, I hate trying on clothes."
The video has been viewed more than 1.8 million times on YouTube since it was uploaded Monday. Its creators, the Toronto comedy duo Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, also have a Twitter feed (@shitgirlssay) with more than 97,000 followers.
But some viewers say the video casts women as annoying or ditzy, and argue men also use some of these phrases. Others have said the video isn't at all mean spirited and is, after all, comedy. Many international viewers said the title should single out American girls.
An early post about the video on the George Stroumboulopoulos's Tonight show blog shows a range of reactions - mostly from women.
- "I've said most of those. Most notably, "Can you do me a huge favour?" Even when it's the smallest, simplest thing." - Heather Melanson
- "LOL totally exaggerated but soo funny." - Romesa Khalid Qureishi
- "Aside from being beautiful, intelligent and many other great things we can be quirky and like not so wordy at times.... Now can you please pass me a blanket?" - Roberta Durham.
- "Talk about a huge generalization of women." - Tobi Cumming
What's your impression of the video? Which of the expressions in it have you or the women in your life been known to use? Did the comedians hit the right tone in their impersonation?
'via Blog this'