before I even fully knew what that meant!
Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift would be so proud!
Check out my approach to satire here.
For those who may not quite understand, I was exploiting the stereotype that Mormon girls often get married and pregnant very young. Here is another self-satire.
I am not livid at this video. I do think it’s clever, well-made, and also like that it illustrates that men and women often speak different languages. It tactfully delves into the realm of female/male relationships without desperately resorting to sexuality for cheap attention. Oh, and I love Stevie Wonder, and also wouldn’t mind asking that woman how she styles her bangs…
However, it is problematic as well: The man in the video is reasonable, and the woman, though not completely crazy, is stereotyped as a little annoying and of course very silly and ignorant. Again, there have been way more offensive portrayals of this stereotype, but may I just add that as you enjoy this video, don’t forget about some of the subtle, deeper messages portrayed in it as well.