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...
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.