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Brilliant spoof magazine covers for International women's day

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Scarletohello · 07/03/2014 00:17

These are very cleverly done but with a very serious message, please have a look.

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2014/mar/06/international-womens-day-sex-trafficking-slavery

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GarthsUncle · 07/03/2014 00:23

Really good

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BuffytheReasonableFeminist · 07/03/2014 07:39

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MajorGrinch · 07/03/2014 09:57

I took that to mean "they stand by and do nothing" rather than relegating the victim to being an object, but it is easy to interpret it either way.

I think it's a valid point, but the other side is that it's often the mother or sister that enables, if not encourages, the abuse as much as anyone...

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BuffytheReasonableFeminist · 07/03/2014 10:23

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Hassled · 07/03/2014 10:33

Those are excellent. I'm so impressed with the "not just a cover story" idea.

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MajorGrinch · 07/03/2014 10:56

But I've learnt to notice how often women-as-humans-with-rights are erased from such handwringing.

Totally agree, it shifts the focus onto the person "not doing" something rather than keeping it on the victim.

It is very pervasive & often slips under the radar so you don't even realise you're minimising the victims until it's too late - I've fallen into this trap a few times I must admit.

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CuntyBunty · 08/03/2014 08:44

I never though of it like that Buffy. I shall do a spot more thinking before I open my trap in future. Good work.

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BuffytheReasonableFeminist · 08/03/2014 10:18

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