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Old 07-11-2014, 04:43 PM
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Cake to raise awareness of female circumcision is disturbing as hell!

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Look forget the racism angle of a cake that looks like a 1930s caricature of a black tribal woman from Africa.

Is that not just the most disgusting and disturbing thing you've ever seen?! Who would want to eat that?! The "cake" screams when someone cuts off a piece, and the first piece cut off was the clit which was fed to the guy who made it(in the mask).

Watch the video of it!

This is like an anti-abortion group serving aborted fetus bloody marys, where a fake vagina dribbles out bloody marys with tiny plastic fetuses mixed in.

I couldn't bring myself to eat that, and I'm pretty strong in the stomach.

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Old 07-11-2014, 05:22 PM
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Wow. WTF.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:31 PM
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Dude! How about a NSFW warning next time?
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:18 PM
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:41 PM
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:44 PM
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The truly horrifying thing about the pictures and video is that the women (WOMEN!) who are participating are smiling and laughing. WTF indeed. I would have been crying (or vomiting).
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:52 PM
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I've included a warning for your photo. Please don't post things like this without a warning like that.
Sorry, it appeared in mainstream media sites and didn't contain real nudity or gore so it slipped my mind to add NSFW.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:42 AM
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It reminds me of the racist posters and cartoons of the 30s, but the lips should be bigger. The neck rings are a nice touch.

I sure hope nobody actually posed for that.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:54 AM
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The truly horrifying thing about the pictures and video is that the women (WOMEN!) who are participating are smiling and laughing. WTF indeed. I would have been crying (or vomiting).
Really? It's a cake. I'd be laughing along with them, it's hilarious looking.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:59 AM
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The controversy was the point - that's what the artist was going for. His intention with the piece, he says, was to show "how whites symbolically consume blacks."
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:01 AM
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Really? It's a cake. I'd be laughing along with them, it's hilarious looking.
It's certainly amusingly shit.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:36 AM
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The controversy was the point - that's what the artist was going for. His intention with the piece, he says, was to show "how whites symbolically consume blacks."
That doesn't make sense for two reasons.

1.White people aren't kidnapping and forcibly circumcising girls or women in Africa, assuming that is what the cake is protesting.

2.Ugh who the fuck would eat that? Nah man. This whole be so outrageous you get into the media horseshit is stupid.

EDIT:Again I don't care about the racism angle or whether the artist is black or not, I'm saying that is one of the most ghastly nightmare images I've ever seen and I can't believe anyone could eat a piece of it.

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Old 07-12-2014, 05:39 AM
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You're all messing with my (rather shaky) sense of time! I thought the cake sounded familiar, and yes, it's a story from 2012. Not that the date makes it any less relevant: it was just a sort of odd time warp.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:49 AM
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It reminds me of the racist posters and cartoons of the 30s, but the lips should be bigger. The neck rings are a nice touch.

I sure hope nobody actually posed for that.
I think the neck rings were probably there so that it would not at first be apparent that the head is actually the head of the artist himself, who was squashed into a little box underneath the sculpture, and screamed every time someone put a knife in to the cake.

The artist, Makode Linde, is himself black - well, mixed race, I suppose. White Swedish mother black African father.

And I didn't know this until a minute ago, so I am actually glad this thread appeared, time warp or no.
http://africasacountry.com/africa-is...-makode-linde/

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Old 07-12-2014, 06:49 AM
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Horrific imagery aside, was the cake any good? I hate the overly sweet frosting piled on wedding cakes.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:00 AM
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Horrific imagery aside, was the cake any good? I hate the overly sweet frosting piled on wedding cakes.
Is there any kind of cake that isn't overly sweet? A nice savory herb-garlic frosting perhaps?
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:00 AM
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That doesn't make sense for two reasons.

1.White people aren't kidnapping and forcibly circumcising girls or women in Africa, assuming that is what the cake is protesting.

2.Ugh who the fuck would eat that? Nah man. This whole be so outrageous you get into the media horseshit is stupid.

EDIT:Again I don't care about the racism angle or whether the artist is black or not, I'm saying that is one of the most ghastly nightmare images I've ever seen and I can't believe anyone could eat a piece of it.
The point seems to have been to a) draw attention to the artist, and b) bring about a racism ruckus in the media. That the cake was wildly off-topic, so to speak - as you correctly note, circumcision isn't something whites do to blacks - is irrelevant to points a) and b).

But having said all that - yes, it is indeed an incredibly ghastly image!
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:05 AM
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Horrific imagery aside, was the cake any good? I hate the overly sweet frosting piled on wedding cakes.
Well, given that a lot of the cake was black in colour, that sounds like a GREAT excuse to include tons of chocolate (not that an excuse should be needed), so it would have to be a good cake. And if the bloody bits included strawberries, or preferably raspberries .... I am getting hungry now and I have no cake.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:12 AM
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Well, given that a lot of the cake was black in colour, that sounds like a GREAT excuse to include tons of chocolate
This is Sweden. The black stuff would have to be liquorice.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:57 AM
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Oh.

I mean, liquorice is all very well, but not compared to chocolate.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:31 AM
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And a spoiler box so it complies with the two-click rule.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:04 PM
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Cake is good. It's just a pity it wasn't about male circumcision so the eaters could be cockmunchers.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:15 PM
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Reported to Cake Wrecks.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:00 PM
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And a spoiler box so it complies with the two-click rule.
Really? For the world's least realistic cake?
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:41 PM
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You know, without the clown make-up, and the neck rings, the figure itself actually looks a lot like the Venus of Willendorf, which was excavated in Austria in 1908.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:39 PM
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You know, without the clown make-up, and the neck rings, the figure itself actually looks a lot like the Venus of Willendorf, which was excavated in Austria in 1908.
Not a coincidence. The work was indeed based on the Venus of Willendorf:

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Old 07-12-2014, 03:47 PM
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Performance art FAIL.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:23 PM
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Performance art FAIL.
Sort of reminded me of the character named Vulva in Spaced
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:32 PM
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Wow, fraught with subtle harkenings from our collective conscious.

Still, I guess I'd prefer cake to expired Spaghetti-Os (if anyone remembers "Interior Semiotics").
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:40 PM
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Wow, fraught with subtle harkenings from our collective conscious.
Yeah, "subtle" was the first word that came to my mind as well.
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:13 PM
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This is like an anti-abortion group serving aborted fetus bloody marys, where a fake vagina dribbles out bloody marys with tiny plastic fetuses mixed in.
I so want to find fetus-shaped ice cube molds now.

And, yeah, that cake was certainly a disturbing piece of performance art. The photos made it look like it was a racist caricature, but I thought it worked as a live piece.

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Old 07-13-2014, 12:44 AM
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Performance art FAIL.
Meh, it's no worse than Flag Fuck (w/ Beef) #17B. And that wasn't even real.
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