Want a fling? Visit Denmark. A three-minute long ad showed a young, blonde woman cradling a dark-skinned infant called August and saying he is the result of a brief tryst with a foreign tourist.
There are several questions here:
This was on Danish TV and apparently staged, so what prompted it? Is there a belief that people will throng to the country to have flings?
Is there a problem with the child being dark-skinned, although in the image here it does not appear so? Why are such values being promoted?
VisitDenmark manager Dorte Kiilerich explained that the intent was to tell a nice and sweet story about a grown-up woman who lives in a free society and accepts the consequences of her actions.
I understand free societies. But, do only women in such societies have to grow up? And what does ‘accept the consequences of their actions’ mean? Isn’t a woman in a free society intelligent enough to protect herself against pregnancy? What is so nice and sweet to be left alone with a baby? Do free societies have a carte blanche emotional security policy that makes its women believe that it is nice and sweet to consolidate this image of independence even if it means that they have to fend for themselves?
It is indeed sick to even imagine how any nation can let itself be bartered for such an image.