Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Jewellery billboard thinks stoning women is funny
My colleague Katie sent me this abomination of a billboard, via Fast Company, with a simple comment: "ugh."
Spicer Greene Jewelers has already taken a beating/earned hordes of free media for this, so at the risk of helping them sell more rings to people without souls, I'll just add the following:
Death by stoning is still practised in several countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria, whether legally or illegally. Women are frequently sentenced to stoning for offences against puritanical sexuality laws and customs.
Here's an infographic by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, to help this sink in:
But hey, let's make light of violence against women to sell jewellery to men.