Moroccan state TV shows women how to hide domestic violence

State broadcaster Channel 2M demonstrates how to cover up bruises with makeup and ‘carry on with your daily life’.

Isn’t that what the burkas are for?


Women in Morocco have reacted in horror after a programme on state television demonstrated how they could use makeup to cover up evidence of domestic violence.

The segment in the daily programme Sabahiyat, on Channel 2M, showed a smiling makeup artist demonstrating how to mask marks of beating, on a woman with her face made up to appear swollen and covered with fake black and blue bruises.

“We hope these beauty tips will help you carry on with your daily life”, the host said at the end of the segment, broadcast on 23 November – two days before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The response was immediate, and outraged. A petition signed by hundreds of women demanded an apology and sanctions against the station. One man tweeted that the segment had left him speechless.

The channel has since removed the clip from its website, but it has been circulated on Twitter:


8 Comments on Moroccan state TV shows women how to hide domestic violence

  1. “Tune in next week when our guest expert will advise how to council your goats that have become victims of sexual abuse.”

  2. Instead, why don’t they teach how to cripple the son of a bitch.
    Better still, teach how to cut his damn throat while he sleeps.

  3. People were shocked by this program? Really? Are they that daft and ignorant of the continuous barbarity of islam?

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