By: Andrea K. Robson
Seriously! Really, now we are going to equate women as sex objects. This is the road the President of the United States wishes to take with the release of his latest campaign ad! And there are actually women out there in America that are okay with this, that are not in the least little bit bothered by this? Where is Gloria Steinem on this issue? I would love to know her thoughts, is she endorsing this campaign ad? This is a woman who is interested the origins of sex, race caste systems, gender roles, child abuse and the roots of violence, non-violence conflict resolution and the cultures of indigenous peoples! All of this is listed on her web site, go have a look! Ms. Steinem is a writer, she has received the Penny-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, the national Magazine awards, and an Emmy Citation for excellence in television writing, the woman’s Sports Journalism Award and the list goes on. Where in the hell is she on this issue? Why is she not on her proverbial soap box reading President Obama the bloody riot act on his approval and release of his latest television campaign ad? http://www.gloriasteinem.com/who-is-gloria/
As a woman, I am beyond insulted; I am well and truly aggravated by this ad. First we have the President of the United States and his campaign, telling women to “vote like our lady parts depend on it!” And now we have the “Your First Time,” television ad! Anyone that watches this knows that the overall tone of this add, is sexual in its connotation, I mean really, one would have to be deaf dumb and blind not to pick up on the tone. http://youtu.be/o6G3nwhPuR4
My younger sister summed it up like this, stating, “Like somehow I am not concerned with the economy, what does he think, I am just a little woman, that can’t comprehend the big issues and all that makes my world turn is having all the sex I want with none of the responsibilities!” She went on further to say, I’m ashamed of the women today who would allow us to be reduced to that! And my younger sis is not the only woman insulted by the President’s recent sexualized campaign ads! I too am stunned and dismayed by the women of my generation that they are buying into this narrative.
This is the president of the United States and he is approving this type of narrative. Again with the free birth control, as though the social issues are the only thing that matter to me as a woman! Like I have not got sense enough to come in out of the rain and comment on or think about the disastrous economic issues facing our country!
He continually talks about how much he respects woman and that he wants his daughters to grow up in a world were women are treated with dignity and respect, yet he approves of these ad campaigns! Even if he comes out and says, he did not know and that is highly likely, I mean really if he has no bloody clue what in the hell is going on in Benghazi, then how on earth can we expect him to know about these insulting campaign ads! Where in the hell is Michelle on this issue? Does she not care about her daughters; does she not care about women being treated with dignity and respect? Obviously not, because I have not heard from her either! Can you imagine if the roles were reversed, and it was Mitt Romney or any other Republican candidate releasing such ads! The lefty leftist would have a stroke! They would crucify any Republican who released such filth! Now before the lefty leftist get on their high horse and start shouting that Ronald Reagan used sexual connotations, let me type word for word here just what Ronal Reagan said while at a New Jersey, working man’s bar! Reagan said, “I know what it’s like to pull the Republican lever for the first time, because I used to be a Democrat myself, and I can tell you it only hurts for a minute and then it feels just great.” That does not read as a statement with sexual overtones, but that’s just me.
Given the flavor and recent direction of the President’s campaign, I am not at all surprised that the lefty leftist would see, or read sexual overtones into that statement! It is perfectly obvious were their minds are, in the gutter! Once again they have been caught with their britches down, and instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that they were out of line, and apologizing, the first thing they do, is place the blame on someone else….only this time it was not Bush, it was Ronald Reagan! http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/10/ronald-reagans-first-time-vote-was-dirtier-lena-dunhams/58411/#
An update, have you seen the latest campaign video ad put out by Michael Moore? http://youtu.be/f17fWth3YgA
As a mature individual I am appalled by this most recent video it is repulsive and disgusting and honestly I am shocked by the seniors involved in this ad! The Democrats just keep sinking further and further into the gutter! You would think these seniors had better sense, that they had more self-respect, and dignity, but that appears not to be the case. This is the face of the Democratic Party, a complete and utter lack of character and noble-mindedness. They are tactless, callous and as my mother would have said, God rest her soul, “They ain’t got no raising!”