Jan 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.


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

    Cindy R. Williams

  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.

  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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