Battered women are fashionable?

@freymind (1352)
Philippines
June 18, 2012 11:51am CST
I came across this article in yahoo and to be honest this is not the first time I saw fashion photos depicting women who are abused with black eyes and marks around their body. For me it doesn't make sense why would you want to take photos of someone who's been beaten black and blue. Do you think these types of photo shoots are offensive?
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9 responses
• United States
19 Jun 12
hi freymind...i think this is evil, horrible, offensive to humans and dangerous as it may start some trend that will justify abuse and violence by stupid people who will follow any fashion trend and by people who are evil hateful abusers and think that this sort of thing will lessen their responsibility to others...this is just sick and disgusting....
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@chan2zexy (508)
• Philippines
18 Jun 12
If it's for information purposes, then it might be okay. News like that, showing the pitiful sight of a battered woman, awakens our selves to call for humanity. That negative picture sent a message to readers that "it has got to stop". It may look awful but the effect on people reading it will help put an end to cruel acts. I also despise such horrible acts and I hope it will not happen again to anyone, a woman or a man.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
18 Jun 12
chan2zexy ..I could be wrong, but I don't think the opening post was about an anti abuse campaign....
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
It is downright offensive if you took the photo without asking permission from the person involved. Respect should always be considered towards others before trying to post their pictures.
• United States
22 Jun 12
honestly this is the worst thing i can think of. 1st off why someone would want to take pictures of someone who has already been abused enough and 2nd off why would the girl want her picture takin after something like that. do you know where you saw the article at? even if these women were not truely beaten and it was make-up i stil find it offensive. that is like saying it is ok to beat your women it is the fashion now.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
21 Jun 12
Not only do I think that it is tasteless to share pictures of women that have been abused in media, I also think that the men that are able to do this to a woman are men that belong in jail. You see, it was just over two weeks ago that my best friend and her boyfriend got into it and he beat her black and blue. She ended up getting arrested that night because of a probation violation, but when I got to see her at the jail a few days later, her bruises were still terrible. I would still like to be able to strangle the boyfriend.
• United States
19 Jun 12
Wow, I've never seen anything like that before. I've seen women with dark eye makeup and stuff that may resemble black eyes, but I don't really think they're trying to give off the vibe of a battered women, though I definitely see how it could be depicted as that so they might want to be more careful!
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
19 Jun 12
This is horrible news, freymind. How unfortunate. How sad. It also reminds me of the sad fashion sense of the Derelict line, by Jacobim Mugatu.
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
18 Jun 12
That is gross. If it's 100% clear that it refers to abuse, it's just not art, but cheap shocking of the society. Abuse shouldn't be depicted as wonderful or fashionable or desirable or stylish by any means. That's an offense to the people who have suffered from abuse.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
18 Jun 12
freymind I agree..this is sad and sick..