Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Hey feminists: You're kind of lame
I don't know how many of you saw the controversial Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mom. This is the ad got NOW's panties in a wad because (gasp) it implied that abortion was wrong.
Well, all the hoopla from the feminist groups happened before anyone saw the actual ad. They just objected, you know, on principle. (If feminist principles isn't an oxymoron.)
Here's the actual ad. Very mild. It shows Pam Tebow chatting about her pregnancy. At the very end, Tim affectionately tackles his mother, and she scolds him for interrupting. Cute.
So - once the ad aired and everyone began asking, "Sheesh, what's the big deal?", the feminists (unable to object on the grounds of principles) start stuttering about violence.
Yeah, seriously. NOW president Terry O'Neill said that bit of the ad "glorified violence against women."
"I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it," she told the Los Angeles Times. "That's what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don't find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself."
O'Neill's reaction "drew guffaws even from hardcore abortion advocates."
This just cracked me up and shows the ridiculous lengths to which feminist groups will twist and turn in an effort to show decent people in a revolting light.
Abortion advocate Amanda Marcotte had this post on Twitter that has drawn a reaction from pro-life advocates: "Hey Mom! Tried to kill you from the womb and failed. How about a blind side tackle? Violence against Moms."
Fortunately the feminists' absurdities are coming back to bite them in the butt. Pro-life groups got a tremendous - and positive - exposure from the weeks of hoopla surrounding the ad.
Americans United for Life Action president Charmaine Yoest told LifeNews.com, "This ad was funny, light-hearted, and had a positive message for everyone. The hate-filled reaction from pro-abortion groups reveals a radical abortion-at-any-cost agenda that is far out of step with the American people. Congratulations to Focus on the Family for inspiring us all in the face of extremism."
Monica Miller of the Center for a Pro-Life Society noted, "the very fact that pro-abortion people made a stink about it in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, was a plus for the pro-life movement."
"The threat that a pro-life commercial was to air during the Super Bowl caused millions of people to focus on the abortion issue--and the pro-abortionists looked foolish, narrow-minded, paranoid and ridiculous," Miller added.
"Now that the real ad has aired--and the abortion issue was never addressed--the pro-abortionists look even more ridiculous."