Between being sick – AGAIN – the biggest holiday of the year, having my beloved Jake at home to play with, and entertaining family, I hadn’t made it onto Facebook until this morning, when I noticed something along the right sidebar where they display ads tailored precisely to users’ interests. I kid you not; it read:
Surprise your Boyfriend!
What will your baby look like? Upload your pic and find out. OurBabymaker is FREE, plus you’ll get the mywebsearch toolbar. Click here!
Now, just imagine for one moment that I am a 15-year-old girl dating some dirtbag my parents hate. And I see this ad on Facebook. And I just happen to have photos of me and Dirtbag on my computer. And I follow this BabyMaker link. And the result is an adorable little baby just crying out for someone to make it, pronto.
CAN DIRTBAG-DATING 15-YEAR-OLD GIRLS BE TRUSTED NOT TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY?!??!? AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
I completely expect to see a baby boom among pimply high schoolers (and – gulp! – junior highers?) as a result. And it infuriates me, this preying-upon of the internet on clueless girls.
As an antidote to this epidemic, I propose an alternate website that tells the truth about “babymaking.” A website that shows what the baby will really look like.
Who’s with me?