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Nikki Reed asks people to give a shit with her project... Give A Shit (no, really)

9:37 pm - 08/06/2011
(NSFW for saying 'SHIT' a bunch. No, seriously, I cuss a lot, and this was an excessive amount of shit.)



Twilight actress Nikki Reed asks that everyone actually Give a Shit, on behalf of give-a-shit.org. Go to http://www.give-a-shit.org to find out how you can help spread the Give a Shit movement.

Source.

...T-Thoughts? I mean, on one hand, opportunity to discuss the issues involved -- the website mentions child labor, apathy, hunter, etc, but... it also doesn't seem to TELL you anything, like how to help or something.
mariechan 7th-Aug-2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
Very vulgar and tasteless, but also useless. This is pretty much just as effective as "pray for Japan" was on deviantart. It's good to think positive and care about a situation but you can't change the world on happy thoughts alone.
spiegel11th 7th-Aug-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
As I recall, quite a few artists on DA were selling 'Pray for Japan' art to donate money for relief, so even that was, in some cases, doing something. Just, y'know, not all of them.
I don't understand a lot of 'raising awareness' activities.
mariechan 7th-Aug-2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
I think it's a big problem when the awareness becomes "trendy" and companies take up some measure of "awareness" to increase their sales.

For example, the pink for breast cancer products don't actually need to donate to breast cancer, if I recall.
spiegel11th 7th-Aug-2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Really? In Australia I think there's a law that, if you are associating yourself with a charity, you have to actually be giving money or donations of some sort to that charity. I could be imagining it though.
mariechan 7th-Aug-2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm in the US, I'm not sure what the laws are, but companies can pink up their products all they want and take most of the profit from it.

I'd explain more but I'm a bit tired. The thing is is that more companies exploit pink because it's profitable, pretty much.
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