Planned Parenthood’s Info for Teens Facebook page is at it again. This time it is with a video that shows how to cover up those nasty cuts and bruises that result from a beating.
The lead-in to the video says, “A recent study showed that almost one in 10 high school students has been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend of girlfriend in the last 12 months.”
The link to the video bears the headline: “How to look your best the morning after.” It appears beside the picture of an obviously badly beaten young lady.
The video on the August 19 post begins with a shot of the underside of the young lady’s chin that has abrasions, then flashes to a full view of her face where she sports a split lip, a gash on the bridge of her nose, and very bad bruising around her left eye.
“I’ve had a bit of a rough time,” she says, “but I’m going to be doing a video today on how to cover up.” She then demonstrates how to apply makeup to cover up the evidence of the abuse.
“If you’ve got a lot of bruising from being pushed hard against a coffee table,” she says, “you can gently apply layer after layer, and you will cover it up slightly.”
ht/ Mary From Marin