18.7.10

MAC/Rodarte collaboration - essential reading

Hi everyone

I feel I'm a little late on this issue. I won't reinvent the wheel and explain what is going on, as my fellow beauty bloggers have already written some excellently researched pieces on all the issues behind MAC's collaboration with Rodarte which I will link to at the end of this post. Essentially, this collaboration represents the height of poor taste. It takes as it's inspiration a town famous for the exploitation, disappearance and murder of many of its female factory workers, a place where women are abused and without freedom.

I read the articles with ever-increasing shock. We hear stories of injustice and read about persecution and subjugation on a daily basis: issues that we aren't always empowered to do something about. But one thing most of us hold dear is our ability to empathise, to feel upset at such injustice, and where we are able, to do something about them, however small. It is this humanity that, even in the face of adversity, is something that draws us all together. What MAC and Rodarte have shown is an inconceivable lack of any such humanity, and I wonder which smart woman will want to carry products in their handbags that have such blatant disregard for the suffering of an entire population of women?

Accordingly, I haven't posted any photographs of the collection. Out of solidarity and respect for the women of Juarez, educate yourself about this collection and think before you buy. The lovely Mizz Worthy has covered all that you need to know
http://www.mizzworthy.com/2010/07/mac-for-rodarte-words-fail-me.html

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