facebook likesIf a picture is worth a thousand words ... oh, forget it. As the mother of an almost-teenaged daughter, I don't even have the heart to come up with some clever intro for this one: A boy in Norway posted this picture on Facebook when his high school crush said she would have sex with him IF he got one million "likes." As you can tell from the look on her face, "Cathrine" is less than thrilled about the prospect, and I can only assume she agreed to this deal out of complete and utter exasperation Anything to get you to shut up and leave me alone!!!

Little did poor Cathrine know her admirer's post would go viral. Whoops.

Unfortunately for this young lady, it didn't take very long at all for those "likes" to add up. And I'm perplexed. Not about why over one million internet users apparently care whether or not this kid gets laid (though that is a valid question). No, the internet users I'm wondering about are these kids' parents. How could a stunt like this get the attention of hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of strangers but go seemingly unnoticed by Cathrine's mom and dad?! (Not to mention the randy lad with the yellow sign's family.) Have they not discovered "the Facebook" yet? Are they blind?!?!

Honestly, the whole thing seems kind of harmless and sweet and funny at first ... until the reality of the situation sets in and words like exploitation and misogyny start popping into your head ... and you start imagining your daughter sitting in Cathrine's place, rolling her eyes in her grey hoodie wondering if this guy is ever gonna figure out she just doesn't like him like that.

Will they go through with "it," now that the requisite number of "likes" have been acquired? As the mother of an almost-teenaged daughter, I really don't even want to know.

What would you do if you saw your daughter in a photo like this on Facebook?

 

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