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.
— 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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