NOW That’s What I Call Retarded

Posted in Dumb Ideas Girls Have on February 9th, 2010 by bl1y

In case you didn’t see the Pam and Tim Tebow Super Bowl commercial, here it is:

Leading up to the Super Bowl, women’s groups denounced the ad as anti-choice, despite all advance news of the ad suggesting nothing of the sort.  The ad is meant to urge women to choose life, but does not advocate removing that choice.  If advocating for one choice over another is anti-choice, then condom commercials are anti-choice and Obama girl is anti-democracy.

After the ad aired, the general consensus from major news outlets was that the ad was very unoffensive and no one would even have thought it was anti-abortion if it hadn’t been for all the people denouncing it ahead of time.

But not everyone had such a sensible take.  Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) had this to say:

I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it. 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.


This is clearly not violent.  Roughhousing, sure, but it’s not violent.  We know this because if Tim had tackled his dad no one would have said a word about it.  But apparently Ms. O’Neill thinks that a woman isn’t as strong as a man.

“You’re not nearly as tough as I am,” Pam tells Tim.  Apparently Pam Tebow disagrees that women are frail, weak creatures that need to be protected from the wanton violence of men.

And of course, I have to point out the context this was in.  It’s was on during the freaking Super Bowl, 60 minutes of men smashing into each other.  An roll in an F-16 fighter jet pulls about 9 gs.  A hard hit in football can easily get over 100 gs.  Pam Tebow’s hit (because it’s obviously simulated) comes in at about 4 gs.  So yeah, let’s treat women as though they can’t handle the force of a roller coaster, and immediately rush them to the hospital to check for concussion when they endure the 2.9 gs of a sneeze.  That’s the best way to promote equality.

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