If you’ve never had to come out to the people around you, it can be hard to imagine what the experience is like. It can be difficult to understand the heartbreak, determination, and love that comes along with those moments. In celebration of LGBT History Month, watch five people share their experiences with coming out to their loved ones in this encouraging video.
Think of the last time someone told you they were bi. Did you tell them it was a phase? Did you imply that they should just choose one? Did you call them greedy, confused, or liars? If so, you’re contributing to the very real problem of biphobia. This video is for you. Watch three bisexual people school you on why you should stop saying these things.
Many women can tell you that being alone, outside, after dark is something they avoid doing whenever possible. But if you’ve never been a woman walking alone at night, you may not understand how scary it can be and how powerless you can feel. Check out this video in which six women talk openly about what they’ve experienced and felt while out alone after dark.
What is it about the gym that makes guys so much more likely to bother women who clearly aren’t interested in doing anything besides, you know, working out? (After all, that’s what gyms are for.) If you’re a woman and you’ve ever been stared at, offered unnecessary help, or had to listen to guys talk at you while you’re just trying to exercise, this video is for you.
In a perfect world, the most qualified applicants would gain the attention of those responsible for filling job openings. But that’s not the world we live in. Something as simple as a non-White sounding name can immediately reduce your chances of getting hired. Watch what happened when one man decided to change only one letter of his resume, going from José to Joe.
Ever wish you could get inside the heads of men and figure out what they’re thinking when they cat call women? Street harassment is a widespread problem, and the first step to solving a problem is understanding the motivations. Check out this Buzzfeed video for a glimpse into the mind of a street harasser! (Spoiler alert: it’s a pretty sad place to be.)
From implying that a Latino man’s acceptance into college was “because of his race,” to fetishizing the “curvy Latina” body type, Latinxs put up with a lot of microaggressive BS from white people. Check out this hilarious and thought-provoking video that flips the roles and showcases just how ridiculous these statements sound coming from white people.
Have you ever noticed that white people repeat a lot of the same conversation points when they talk to black people? What would it sound like if the roles were reversed? What would it sound like if black people said the stuff white people say? Check out this hilarious video to see how ridiculous these stereotypes really sound!
Most oppressed and underrepresented groups can readily provide a list of ridiculous examples of misrepresentation at the hands of privileged individuals, but the ones white people say to Asian people are especially notable. So what would these quips sound like if the roles were reversed? What would it sound like if Asians said the things white people say?