Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Giving a group presentation on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in my Nursing Ethics Class.

Showing a Youtube video using the classroom computer and campus wifi, which apparently doesn't have Adblock or anything similar.

Having ads for FUCKING RAZORS pop up during the video, where young girls and women are describing the horrible mutilation they experienced at the hands of those who should love and protect them.

Fucking insane and ridiculous and I wanted to die. ARGH.


Julie said...


Anonymous said...

Aw, geez. That's AWFUL. :( I once tried to do a final project on FGM, but my instructor (a Sunni Muslim) nixed it... :(

Purple Magpie (too lazy to sign in)

Aesop said...

That's the time to helpfully write TPTB at YouTube and inform them of the Advertising Fail.

If you'd really like to get their attention, CC your letter to the razor company, their advertising company, the ANA, and some appropriate women's rights/human rights organization. If you're really amused, add the AP and some other local or national news outfit. If you'd like a bigger splash, send the letter a week or two before something like Susan B. Anthony's birthday, or International Women's Day, when editors are looking for a good story angle.

This level of FAIL deserves more than rolled eyes, it needs a good public mocking that stings.

Then sit back and buy popcorn.

Rage turned inward is depression; rage turned outward is usually felonious. Rage turned sideways is comedy. The world needs more comedy.

Christina LMT said...

P.M., that's too bad. More people need to know what this is and that it's still being practiced today!

Aesop, I sent an outraged feedback to google about it, hopefully I'll get a response.

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