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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, "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."


  1. Darn near missed that ad. It was short and quiet; I looked away during the hoopla going on around me and when I looked back, Mrs. Tebow was getting up from being tackled.
    Didn't seem like a big deal; glad it's backfiring on the feminists.

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

  2. I thought the ad was very well done, and the attacks on it point out the extremes the pro-aborts will go to to fight any other view than theirs. You might have noticed that they didn't say anything about the Betty White commercial, when she's tackled in the mud, no, that "violence" was ok. There's a survey thanking CBS for airing this ad, see

  3. Hello Patrice! New to your blog (found it by happy accident!), enjoying it very much. Currently in CA, hoping to move your way in the not-terribly-distant future. Looking forward to reading more good stuff here. :)


  4. Welcome, Robin! As a California refugee myself (from way back in 1992), trust me when I say you'll love getting the heck out of there.

    - Patrice

  5. heard all the hype about it, saw the ad, turned to my husband and said, "that was it?" nothing over-the-top, nothing in-your-face. the "tackle" kind of surprised me, but....he's a football player. it's a joke. it's not meant to advocate violence against women; it's meant to provide a little levity.

    jeez, feminists. give it a rest.