Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Women, what have we come to?

by Valerie Ipson

This morning an article in the newspaper caught my eye:

Women ask CBS to scrap Super Bowl ad

Immediately, I'm thinking it's one that objectifies women in some way, maybe leans toward the pornographic...

But, no.

The New York-based Women's Media Center is coordinating with backing from the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority, and other groups to decry an ad which features the true story of a pregnant mother who gets very sick during a trip to the Philippines. She ignores doctor recommendations for an abortion and later gives birth to her 5th child-- Tim Tebow--future Heisman Trophy winner.

So, again, my question: What have we come to? How is it that an ad that very clearly celebrates a woman, honors a woman, can be found protest-worthy by other women? Mrs. Tebow made a courageous choice. Shouldn't that be celebrated?

Or would we rather have more beer ads filled with half-dressed women.

8 comments:

  1. Well said. I so agree with you and wonder what these women are thinking.

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  2. I am furious right about now. I think I'll do some letter writing myself.

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  3. YES! Climb on the soapbox with me...there's plenty of room!

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  4. Again, the vocal groups are fighting for their "right" to do the wrong thing, while fighting those who wish to do the right thing.

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  5. Not to go off subject too much because I think NOW is NUTS, but I always think fondly of beer ads because I once got a b'day card that read may you always be as happy as the people in a beer commercial. Giggle.

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  6. Valeri, forward this to New Yourk Times, Newsweek, any and everywhere!

    Cindy R. Williams

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  7. Sean Hannity had a representative for this group on his show the other day. Even HE couldn't make her see how nuts their approach is.

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  8. Unbelievable. (see me shaking my head in dismay)...NOW is certifiably insane. Hooray for Mrs. Tebow! So...where do we send our feelings on this?
    thanks for the info...

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