WTF? Files: "Anti-Violence" Website "Hit the Bitch" Smacked Down
"Hit the Bitch" suffers a black eye.
The furor over "Hit the Bitch" now prevents you from visiting the supposed "anti-violence website" out of Denmark that allows a mouse-powered (and male-looking) hand to repeatedly smack and slap a young woman.
Instead, the following message appears at www.hitthebitch.dk:
"Dear non-danish visitor: Due to an extremely high amount of traffic "Hit the Bitch" has been limited to only allow users from Denmark. However, domestic violence is a global problem, so please support the fight against it in your local country. Thanks for your interest. Kind regards, children Exposed to Violence at Home."
The anti-violence advocacy group's website, which is meant to inform men that domestic violence is unacceptable, suffered a huge backlash on the feminist blogosphere this week.
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"This is straight up glorifying violence against women," blogs Vanessa at Feministing. The violence on display is sexualized, notes Jezebel. "Color me unconvinced" that being called an idiot while virtually hitting a woman for 10 minutes conveys the intended anti-violence message, writes Jill at Feministe.
Sounds like a "Hit the Bro" website will be coming soon.
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