Saturday, July 12, 2014

Canada; saving the girls of planet earth before it's too late

The do-gooders at Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Free Trade, Foreign Aid, Free Mining, Human Rights, Gay Rights, and Mining Rights have a new publicity stunt going on where they're saving girls around the world from child marriage!

Which is a good thing! I mean, adult marriage is bad enough, but to imagine that there are children in the world being forced out of their childhoods and into marriage, well, that's just too much, and I couldn't agree more with the goal of stopping child marriage.

What I'm wondering about is that "girl" image in the logo for this campaign, seen here.
Together, we can end early, child and forced marriage

I know it's an artsy thing and all that, but does that look like the profile of someone being forced into child marriage?

I don't want to be judgemental, but that looks like a representation of what some middle-aged, middle-class Canadian white folks might conjure up as the perfect symbol of girlness.

The modest knee-length skirt, the flowing mane of (uncovered) hair, the distinctly Caucasian profile... didn't I see her in the Wizard of Oz?

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