In A Nutshell

As an ambitious 25 year old still figuring out parenting and my roll in the adult life I'm determined to get the most out of myself. Right now my main personal values are Challenge, Curiosity, Self-respect, and Belonging.

Every person has an inner voice telling them what they need, it says "wake up now" in the morning it says "don't eat that" when we're full. Growing up means learning that nobody can be that voice for you. You have to learn to hear it, and find the strength to listen over every other voice calling for your attention and telling you what you should and shouldn't be doing.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Population Of The US Is Watching Girls Fail On Youtube #watchgirlsfail #likeagirl

4500 times more people are watching women fail than men. One day I was watching women fail and I thought, why are there so many links to "women fail" videos?

I took the first four search results for "girls fail" on YouTube and added the total and did the same for "boys fail" "women fail" and "men fail"

interest in girls failure: 124 271 870
interest in boys failure: 27 956

Interest in women' failure: 251 581 229
Interest in men' failure: 55 950


Female failure views: 375 853 099
Population of the US: 318 366 000    4.44% of the worlds population

Male failure views: 83 906
Population of Isle of Man: 84,497   0.0012%

The view count is a testament to the account, we all love to watch women fail.

A few of my other observations for you:

The word  "girl" is often used for adult women,

however, "boy" generally means adolescent male or younger. 

Why do both women and men get such enjoyment from watching women fail but there's little to no interest in watching "boys" fail

Here's a couple theories off the top of my head, maybe men have egos to fragile to watch other men fail and in some way feel the pain of the failure personally. It could be women more gracious in their failure or expected to fail and take teasing graciously.

Don't get me wrong, I grew up watching Americas Funniest Home Videos, failing is funny for sure. The funny borders on ugly when contrast between male and female failure is not taken with equal grace and lighthearted camaraderie, but becomes a mockery and jeer toward "the weaker sex" for their failure. On AFV there where men, women, children, and pets equally failing for laughs and for money.

So as a challenge give those searches a whirl on YouTube and see if yourself and if you haven't seen it yet, check out "Always Like A Girl" awesome video

#watchgirlsfail #likeagirl

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