HOTCHICKSOWSHere’s a beautifully shot, adoring video of the attractive, diverse, spirited young women at OWS, painting signs in slow motion and talking revolution. It’s romantic… or sexist? Nah.

Maybe if the video’s creator Steven Greenstreet didn’t keep saying that horridly tired, sexist phrase “hot chicks” — as in, the video is about “hot chicks,” the Tumblr is about “hot chicks,” he admits to thinking “Wow, seeing all those super smart hot chicks at the protest makes me want to be there” — he wouldn’t have been misunderstood and had to explain himself:

Apparently a lot of controversy has erupted online from people passionately opining (among many things) that this is sexist, offensive, and dangerously objectifies women. It was not my intent to do that and I think the spirit of the video, and the voices within, are honorable and inspiring.

However, if you disagree with me, I encourage you to use that as an excuse to create constructive discussions about the issues you have. Because, to be honest, any excuse is a good excuse to bring up the topic of women’s rights.

Enjoy the visuals. Don’t do anything creepier.