Skip to comments.Women's Rights Groups: Your Double Standard is Showing (Palin on the CBS Tebow ad)
Posted on 01/27/2010 12:08:55 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007
Womens Rights groups, like NOW, commendably call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young womens diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects.
What a ridiculous situation theyre getting themselves into now with their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad during the upcoming Super Bowl game. The ad will feature Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mom, and theyll speak to the sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child as Mrs. Tebow acknowledges her choice to give Tim life, despite less than ideal circumstances. Messages like this empower women! This speaks to the strength and commitment and nurturing spirit within women. The message says everything positive and nothing negative about the power of women and life. Evidently, some womens rights groups like NOW do not like that message.
NOW is looking at the pro-life issue backwards. Women should be reminded that they are strong enough and smart enough to make decisions that allow for career and educational opportunities while still giving their babies a chance at life. In my own home, my daughter Bristol has also been challenged by pro-abortion womens rights groups who dont agree with her decision to have her baby, nor do they like the abstinence message which she articulated as her personal commitment. NOW could gain ground and credibility with everyday Americans, thus allowing their pro-women message to be heard by more than just their ardent supporters, if they made wiser decisions regarding which battles to pick. They should call attention to and embrace the Tebows message, instead of covertly and overtly disrespecting what Mrs. Tebow, Bristol, and millions of other women have chosen to do (in less than ideal circumstances).
My message to these groups who are inexplicably offended by a pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life message airing during the Super Bowl: please concentrate on empowering women, help with efforts to prevent unexpected pregnancies, stay consistent with your message that for too long women have been made to feel like sex objects in our modern culture and that we can expect better in 2010. But dont let your double standard glare so vividly as to undo some of the good to which you could contribute.
And CBS: just do the right thing. Dont cave. Have the backbone to run the ad.
To the Tebows: thank you. America is listening. We appreciate you.
- Sarah Palin
They do? This must keep them busier than a pack of bird dogs.
She almost sounds as if NOW is a great organization were it not for this one little flaw about abortion. Quite the contrary. And, for example, note their defense of Bill Clinton over having sex with an employee more than half his age.
Sarah either is naive or she’s trying to persuade NOW by choosing to highlight what she thinks are their positives - sort of like praising Mussolini for his devotion to train punctuality.
Sensible people could suggest that the ad encourages people to make a choice for life. The opposition to this ad doesn’t want people to make such a choice. So for pro-choice people, there is no choice.
God, expose the lies coming from these people. Don’t stop until every lie is utterly exposed. Do it in our lifetimes so that we can relish in their defeat.
I agree. She is trying to change them. Or splinter them.
After all - as the ex-leader of Planned Parenthood can attest - sometimes lefties hear the truth.
My goodness, that littlest girl is just as cute as can be.
Sarah Palin is commenting on one particular organisation and its stance on one particular issue. Specifics always work better than generalisms.
I thought “Barack” meant “Blessing”?
The only choice NOW approves of is to abort the baby.
It really shows what they truly want.
that’s My President Speaking...
Women’s rights groups are all about power for the group. They couldn’t care two $hit$ about a woman’s rights.
> sort of like praising Mussolini for his devotion to train punctuality.
My dad grew up in Mussolini’s Italy. He was able to emigrate to the US when he was about 14.
He told me that when he was growing up, if anybody asked you what you thought of Mussolini, the safest thing to say was, “He makes the trains run on time.”
When Mussolini came to power, the Italian train system was the laughing stock of Europe. How did he get the trains to run on time?
Soldiers were posted at the train stations. If any train arrived late, the entire crew was marched to a siding and executed immediately, in front of everybody at the train station.
That only had to happen a couple of times.
I saw the nags on the news last night calling the ad hate desguised as love.
since when is it hate to chose life, rather than death?
. . . or else she is showing moderates that NOW is extreme . . .
Pro choice is fine and dandy as long as the choice is for abortion.
Wonderful message! Too bad that so many people are afraid of Sarah’s common sense and plain talk.
Sarah hit this one square on. But we all know NOW isn't for empowering all women- just women who are pro abortion (and liberal).
Didn’t get that tone at all. In fact, I got an admonishment, almost sarcastic tone from this. She knows they’re a bunk organization, so why not use their own alleged philosophy of empowering women against them? Brilliant.
I think CBS is just trying to provide “balance” for its selection of a registered sex-offender as half-time entertainment.
Sometimes you appeal to an opponent’s better nature in public even though you know they’ll never do the right thing. It keeps you on the high road and highlights how easily they could do the right thing. It’s ffective rhetoric. Keep in mind that whether she runs for President or just promotes conservatism, winning over independents and other people who think these groups are mainly or somewhat positive is going to be necessary.
BTW, I almost wish the Packers needed a good quarterback, because having Tim Tebow aboard would be awesome.
Focus on the Family deserves credit for publicity of Tebow family story.. Let them ba a witness !!!
Focus on the Family deserves credit for publicity of Tebow family story.. Let them be a witness !!!
I understand what you mean! But I think Sarah is casting light on the inherent contradictions in NOW’s position -— not only about abortion but about their whole agenda.
On the one hand, NOW promotes women as strong, smart, etc. But then they pivot and say women are so incompetent at managing their lives that they have to kill their babies. NOW says we can handle the presidency, but can’t handle a pregnancy.
Sarah cuts right through that. She rightly points out that it’s a woman’s strength that empowers her to uphold the integrity of her principles through an untimely or difficult pregnancy, to get on brilliantly with her own life without sacrificing her child.
NOW is going protest against children?
That's a pretty tough position to defend.
No, “Barack” is the sound my dog makes when he throws up...
What a beautiful family. It confounds me that they inspire so much hatred from the left.
Another image I could well have done without... :)
Another image I could well have done without... :)