Originally Posted by Sustainer
Maybe it's the wording that weirds me out. Maybe if it just said "Would you like to help out someone who's dealing with infertility?" (if that's what it's about) or something like that, I'd have a better feeling about it. Maybe I'm just a total prude, but the current wording actually has a bit of shock value for me.
I'm pretty sure it was kind of supposed to, 'cause it's a joke. A pun. A play on words. A way of having fun with an otherwise difficult situation. If it doesn't mesh with your sense of humor, well, nothing can please everyone.
My understanding is, Adina created the webpage, and some friends of hers who care very much about her bought the ad space which links to the webpage. They chose that wording because they found it humorous and lighthearted while also conveying the message it needed to.
But anyway, my advice is, if you don't like an ad that's running, ignore it. If you really think it violates the rules and guidelines of MDC, that's different, and you have every right to bring it up - but you should also come prepared to cite exactly what you think it violates (or what rule you think should be in place which it would then violate).
I hope none of that came across as too antagonistic. I happen to really like the ad and the webpage it links to. I'm choosing not to donate because 1) I don't actually know Adina (though I know of
her, and know the basics of her story), and 2) I don't actually have any money. But, that's just my opinion, and in no way implies I think anyone needs to agree wtih me.