Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A post in which I actually express an opinion on something other than chocolate and feel good about myself because I exercise my right to free speech

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, 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.

I just sent that to the editor of the newspaper, thank you very much.


(and posted about it here at the ANWA Founder & Friends blog)

7 comments:

Kimberly Job said...

Good for you! I'm so sick of women's bodies being exploited.

This ad is a refreshing change. Too bad everyone doesn't see that.

C. K. Bryant said...

YAY!! for you. I agree 100%!

hopeandme said...

I'm with you!
barbara b

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I totally agree!

Angie said...

Yeah! I hope the newspaper publishes it.

Nichole Giles said...

Cheer, cheer, cheer, clapclapclapclap. *That's my comment version of a standing ovation.*

Nuff said.

Nichole

~Jamie said...

I agree. How can we not be cool with the celebration of women?

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