September 9, 2011

SAVE Elert: Bruised Barbie Photo Proceeds Shouldn't Discriminate OR Teri Stoddard again gets it wrong...

Whortie here reporting from the trenches...

Seems Stoddard again is up to her old games only this time she has some deep pockets to help her play them.

SAVE Elert: Bruised Barbie Photo Proceeds Shouldn't Discriminate

This is a photograph (
http://www.saveserv wp-content/ uploads/bruisedb arbie-300x207. png)
taken recently of television star Heather Morris (Brittany from "Glee")
engaged in mock domestic violence with a male model.

In a series of fashion photos, Tyler Shields shows a black-eyed Morris
dressed as Barbie, staring seductively into the camera, and later merrily
pressing a hot iron to her partner's crotch. The photos depict a
getting-what- he-deserves storyline that reinforces serious misconceptions
about domestic violence. Men are stereotyped as abusers, and Barbie
supposedly strikes a blow for victims everywhere.

The truth is that men are just as likely to be the victims of domestic
violence as women (although they are much less likely to report the crime)
and most of the time, domestic disputes result in mutual violence.
Predictably, reactions to the photos have focused only on the abuse to
Barbie: her assault of Ken has been ignored, even though it is the more
serious crime.

Rita Smith, director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(NCADV), was asked about the photos, but it was as if she had seen a
different set of photos. "I don't know if Tyler is aware but I'm quite sure
there are plenty of women who have been abused by these kinds of household
appliances and children as well being hit with electrical cords," she told
E! News, disregarding male victims everywhere.

Even worse, nothing has been said about the photographer' s donation to an
advocacy group that disregards male victims of domestic violence. Shields
told the Daily Mail that he would donate the proceeds to Glamour magazine's
Tell Somebody campaign, which focuses exclusively on violence perpetrated
against women.

We want you to ask Shields, politely, to select a different beneficiary- one
that serves all victims, whether they are female or male, gay or straight-so
that proceeds from the sale of a photo making light of domestic violence
victims will not go to a project that stereotypes men as the only abusers.

Write to Tyler Shields: info@tylershields. com



Teri Stoddard, Program Director

Hmmmm still peddling your own statistics I see Ms. Stoddard?

Well Whortie and Petunia and those THOUSANDS of victims that Teri says do not exist are asking you the reader to wrote to the photographer as well and thank Shields for choosing such a wonderful benefactor in order to assist the TRUE victims of domestic violence. You can reach Tyler Shields at

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