Thursday, December 6, 2007

Taking "Life Begins at Conception" a Little Too Far: A Satirical Ornament

Shoutout to Feministing for showcasing this, um, ornament.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Just when you think the ornament itself is scary enough, wait until you read the following text (below, in italics) accompanying its advertisement:

"Protect our troops - from the womb to the war. What if the fetus you were going to abort would grow up to be a soldier bringing democracy to a godless dictatorship?"

Yes, what if? Along that line of reasoning, when can we expect the "child-living-in-poverty" model?

"Plastic replica of an 11-12 week old fetus, 3" long, holding a firearm in its precious little hand,"

What part of a fetus holding a firearm is precious, again?

"with an assortment of other military paraphernalia, encased in a translucent plastic ornament, with a patriotic yellow ribbon on top."

Ah yes, the yellow ribbon. That great patriotic status-symbol dividing our country into "us" and "them."

"Includes a metal ornament hanger."

An ironic touch, perhaps?

"If only a womb were this safe, attractive and reasonably priced!"

Yes. Perhaps someday we will have laws requiring women to make their wombs more attractive and reasonably priced, too!

"Show that you support the "culture of life" by buying and proudly displaying one of these patriotic unborn Americans."

Because nothing supports a culture of life like a child bearing arms.

"Also available in a "Brown" model"

A considerate touch, as our front-line troops are, disproportionately, people of color. Although not all of them would probably say they were "brown."

But wait! This ornament is out of stock.

(Meaning people actually bought them. Many people, in fact.)

For more fun, read the comments. And try to figure out if they're serious or not.

[UPDATE: The online store just posted a message saying that the ornament is a "satire"- presumably of fundie hypocrisy when it comes to the "culture of life." Well done!!]

No comments: