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Watch This Powerful All-Boys School's Video of Why Feminism Is Important

The video is going viral for its unique angle.
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In honor of International Woman's Day on March 8, the prefects of Sydney Boys High School in Sydney, Australia, made a video in which they asked the women in their lives why feminism was important to them, and then recited their answers on camera. The resulting footage quickly went viral, with over 237,000 views in just over two days. It's extremely powerful to hear men express the experiences that women have and the challenges that they face every day.

"Feminism is important to me because, a few months ago, a guy decided for me that I wanted to have sex with him. I didn't want to," one boy says.

"Feminism is important to me because, when I was 12, my dad told me I should be ashamed of my body, and that I had 'thunder thighs,'" another says.

"Feminism is important to me because my dad doesn't think I can be an engineer and my mom doesn't think I can be an economist because that's 'too hard for a girl,'" a third one recites.

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It's a brilliant idea, because we've become so accustomed to hearing these things from girls that many people have become desensitized to these issues, so it's jarring to hear phrases like this come out of the mouths of privileged young males.

On a sillier note, if you're a Potterhead, it's also kind of exciting to see that house prefects are REAL.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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