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.
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?