Bizarre Blitzes, Godawful Grammar

I’m used to getting a cornucopia of unsolicited blitzes from activist organizations of which I was previously unaware, but the combination of gag-inducing imagery and ambiguous grammatical construction made this one special:

From: Standpoints
Date: 07 May 2010 01:25:41 -0400
Subject: May 12th- OSTRACIZED
To: (Recipient list suppressed)

May 12th- OSTRACIZED

9 out of 10 women develop fistula as result of complications in
childbirth

A WALK TO BEAUTIFUL

– Come see the powerful stories of a group of Ethiopian women who continue to

RISE
ABOVE

THE STIGMA OF FISTULA

Where: Brace Commons
When: May 12th 2010 @ 6pm with Prof. Sackeyfio

***** FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ORIENT*********

Two comments:

9 out of 10 women develop fistula as a result of complications from childbirth, eh? Either there are a few words missing here or it’s a veritable miracle that there are any women left walking among us.

There is literally no better way for upper middle class white students to talk about the debilitating illnesses of the Third World than over a steaming plate of Chinese food.