Moroccan TV Airs Makeup Tutorial With Tips to Hide Domestic Abuse
Why fight domestic violence when you can slap some makeup over your bruises?
Husband beating you? Forget extracting yourself from the situation, or standing up for yourself. Why bother reporting the abuse to law enforcement? Instead, here are some makeup tips to help you disguise your battered mug…
A state-owned Moroccan TV channel has rightly drawn a world of criticism for airing a video showing makeup tips to hide the aftermath of domestic abuse and, “and, “carry on with your daily life”. Their broadcast reaches approximately two million.
#aworldadrift Morocco TV. Makeup tutorial show how abused women can hide bruises. ????️????️????️???? pic.twitter.com/xk1AlCEkpT
— CaLi (@CurioGorilla) November 26, 2016
From The Guardian:
The segment in the daily programme Sabahiyat, on Channel 2M, showed a smiling makeup artist demonstrating how to mask marks of beating, on a woman with her face made up to appear swollen and covered with fake black and blue bruises.
“We hope these beauty tips will help you carry on with your daily life”, the host said at the end of the segment, broadcast on 23 November – two days before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The response was immediate, and outraged. A petition signed by hundreds of women demanded an apology and sanctions against the station. One man tweeted that the segment had left him speechless.
The segment was removed from the channel’s website, though it will live on in infamy via the above Twitter video. They also places a statement on their Facebook page saying the advice was, “completely inappropriate and has an editorial error of judgment in view of the sensitivity and the gravity of the subject of violence against women”.
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“Moroccan TV airs makeup tutorial with tips to hide domestic abuse”
Muslim men get to enjoy and use Surah 4:34, and their women get tips on how to hide the treatment they receive from those Muslim men.
And they say that Islam hasn’t contributed anything* to bettering the world!
*Sam Harris: Islam is the Motherlode of Bad Ideas,
Everything would have been fine, if they had run the phone number of a hotline for domestic abuse in the crawl line.
Was she disobedient? Islam specifically says that men are allowed to beat their wives if they have been disobedient, or if he fears she may be disobedient in the future. But other than that, its never allowed. (You really can’t make this stuff up.)
Or “arrogant”! Mustn’t forget arrogant; no man should have to put up with an arrogant wife, after all. Remember the Three Steps: first “advise her”, then “withhold favors” in bed, and then beat her. Can’t beat her without following the rules!
She looked better before.
Maybe that’s why Muslim women have to wear hijab and burkas…to hide the evidence.