Expensive Beliefs

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. – Ambrose Peirce
Posted: September 19th, 2011 | By Bruce Gorton

Tyler Shields figured that the world needed a “Bruised Barbie” to show even Barbie gets bruises.

In other words take a concept which is already considered massively harmful to women – that sells the idea of womanhood being tied into looks and and an unhealthy body image, and then use it as a symbol of strength to be debased.

Up until this weekend I thought modern society has its problems with sexism in media, we were at least past this shit. A woman named Grace demonstrated I was wrong. I was very, very wrong.

This is amongst the sickest images I have seen. Why? Because for all the nausia induced by images of mutilated dead children, or abusively bad living conditions that come with the news business, those images are taken to highlight problems. They are taken with the intent of saying “This is deeply wrong and we should fix it.”

Tyler Shields took his pictures with the intent of saying “This is funny.”

And he is not alone in this sort of messaging. Consider the following:

Duncan Quinn – because ’serial killer’ is a desireable market. There is no excusing  this, there is no defending this. It is wrong on a level of wrong which can only be described as despicable.  

And somebody thought they could use it to sell suits. People are trying to sell things off of this imagery – they think this is appealing.

Sometimes people leave me thinking that in the event of an alien invasion, I am siding with the aliens. 

H/T: Butterflies and Wheels

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