March 7, 2010

Bad Ideas: Probably NOT the Best Way to Celebrate Women's Day

International Women’s Day has been around since 1911, and it will be celebrated on March 8. The holiday’s official Website explains: “A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women...ranging from political rallies [and] business conferences...to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.”

Sounds good! To help women celebrate their day, a Chinese military base in Hong Kong set up this photo opportunity for women like this one who might want to have their picture taken while holding a pistol.

Wait, that's a BAD IDEA! What makes this an especially odd photo is that the woman’s shirt says “DON’T THINK AGAIN. RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS.

Wait, what?!? Oh well. As Robert Basler points out, that’s enough to win this year’s Irony Award!
Photo by Bobby Yip for Reuters.

2 comments:

robert basler said...

Thanks for the link, Bart!

Bart King said...

Sure thing. We guys have to stick together today!