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    Moroccan TV Airs Makeup Tutorial With Tips to Hide Domestic Abuse

    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.

    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”.

    Ya think?

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    rabid wombat | December 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Nobody ever raped (or beat) a .38

    Privacy. It’s a Pro-Choice thing.

    “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,

    (((Boogs))) | December 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Celebrate diversity.

    Valerie | December 4, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Everything would have been fine, if they had run the phone number of a hotline for domestic abuse in the crawl line.

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