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15th-Feb-2009 06:24 pm
-cold in life's throes-
There's a CSA public service announcement from Australian TV going around Youtube and other places which you may run into. It is meant to be incredibly disturbing as it is an "awareness" piece.
It begins with a proud father giving a toast at his daughter's wedding, and for the first few moments it seems harmless.

He goes on to graphically describe an incestuous relationship with his daughter while nobody seems put off by it at all, all the guests chuckling and smiling as though what he's saying is totally normal, including the daughter/bride and her groom. Nobody seems to think anything's wrong at all.

It can be viewed here.

Another piece people have mentioned, this one from Germany, which involves a snake-like creature can be seen here

The ending states "If only getting over sexual abuse were this easy" and gives statistics for CSA in Australia, hoping to raising awareness in the community.
Please be advised that these pieces are incredibly triggering and that you may wish to avoid watching them.

[edited to include links]
15th-Feb-2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I haven't seen this, but now I'll make sure to keep my eyes open and avoid it.
16th-Feb-2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Do you have a link to it?
16th-Feb-2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Request seconded (if you have one).

This sounds like that snake CSA England (?) did, which I found to be incredibly interesting and effective, if triggering.

I'd like to see it.
16th-Feb-2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Do you have link to that, joonzmoon? :]
16th-Feb-2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
16th-Feb-2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
*shudders* That one creeped me out even more so than the Australian wedding one.

I saw the wedding one one night on CNN or something last week. I remember my bf and I being shocked by it because we caught it right at the beginning and had no idea what was going on.
16th-Feb-2009 04:19 am (UTC)
16th-Feb-2009 04:20 am (UTC)

Ummm... I speak and teach German...

Are you trying to say the ad is in German? If so, that's obviously not a problem...
16th-Feb-2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Ohhhh the snake one is a German-made ad.

16th-Feb-2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Post has been edited to include links behind the cut.
16th-Feb-2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Thank you.
16th-Feb-2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
16th-Feb-2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Post has been edited to include a link behind the cut.
16th-Feb-2009 04:48 am (UTC)
16th-Feb-2009 07:09 am (UTC)
I ran into that one on TV the other night (although the clip linked here is a slightly different edit), sandwiched between ads for longer lasting sex and short soft porn clips for your mobile phone.

It had a real impact on me (not a survivor of CSA, but other related traumas) and the friend I was watching it with (who, as far as I know, has never experienced any trauma at all), so I consider it an effective campaign and therefore a success. It's just a shame that so many people are likely to run across it unexpectedly and be triggered. :/
16th-Feb-2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Whew. The only word that comes to mind is obscene. Which I'm sure was the intent, to maybe drive home the horror of this. It sure blows away the "just get over it" BS!
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