Online Marketplace Sells Greeting Cards Mocking Rape Victims, Down Syndrome
Our first Daily Douche of the new year is a real doozie. Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade and vintage items, is selling grossly offensive greeting cards made by someone with the user name “youstupidbitch.” The cards, which cost $2.50 each, poke fun at rape victims and people with Down Syndrome.
“Congratulations. You got bad touched!” reads the cover of the “congratulatory” rape card. There’s an image of a naked and traumatized woman cowering in a shower stall. Beneath the image of the card is this explanation:
“Get creeped on, go through a heavy pat down at the airport, go through a colonoscopy and embarrassed? Know someone that has? Then this card could be for them. Careful, people might not have the same sense of humor as you. You’re living on the edge giving this card. Be warned. Several thousand people sent me angry emails because of this.”
You don’t say?
Other greeting card from the same “youstupidbitch” poke fun at people with Down Syndrome. One, also a “congratulations” card, depicts a boy with the chromosomal condition declaring “I can count to potato.” Another card with the same theme reads “People with Down Syndrome are awesome but their parents are assholes.”