Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SAVE takes on Verizon

The Verizon Foundation has produced a frightening video titled Monsters. The video's perverse message can be summed up in this slide: "She's afraid of her dad."

The video revels in powerful yet destructive stereotypes: fathers as abusers, wives as victims, and young boys as future abusers. The video tells the impressionable viewer:

"The child who lives with domestic violence... is afraid of the monster just down the hall," a girl's voiceover intones, while frightening images of a hunchbacked monster-dad flit across the screen: click here

To be honest this video is not just biased, it's awful. Tell Verizon (politely) to clean up its act.

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Teri Stoddard, Program Director

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

It's really bullshit that Verizon did this and we should definitely give Verizon a piece of our mind on this issue by letting them know a video like this is unacceptable.


Anonymous said...

Would this video be acceptable if it also acknowledged the existence of abusive women and the men/boys who are victims?

WhyIt™ said...

Wow...this is truly repulsive how unashamedly biased it is. Because every instance of domestic abuse is just a black and white issue that can be neatly compartmentalized right? Ridiculous. Great blog by the way.

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