Saturday, October 27, 2012

Whose War on Women?

I'm a fairly laid-back guy. But, once and a while, something comes along that just gets me going. Sometimes, it comes from the Right. Most of the time, it comes from the Left. But, regardless of where it comes from, we must be willing to stand up and say good is good and bad is bad.

For those who have not heard or seen the latest ad from the Obama campaign, here is the Video.

My first thought was "No, this couldn't be an official Obama ad, right? Its got to be from one of his extremist surrogates." Nope. Only the video itself was able to prove me wrong. 

I've been thinking about this a lot, and it just blows me away. I'm shocked. I have no words for it. I'm also disappointed by the way the media has handled it. Why aren't more women - conservatives and liberals alike - crying foul over this? This is far worse than Mitt Romney's 47% remark or even Todd Akin's rape comment. Obama owes America an apology for this offensive video.

If the fact that it is gross and vulgar isn't enough, the ad doesn't even address the important issues of the election (like the economy or unemployment). Its just a crude attempt to sensationalize the election in its last moments (an election that Obama seems to be losing more and more as each day passes).

The ad also implies - no, outright states - that voting is a right of passage to become a woman - just like the loss of one's virginity. (Of course! Why didn't I think of it like that? I guess I must have missed something when I turned 18.) Nothing could be further from the truth! The ad also perpetuates the false notion that women are overtly sexual creatures and that they think of little else but who they want to lose their virginity with. As if voting for Obama (instead of another candidate) is some erotic act that turns women on?

Finally, the ad is short sighted. It acts as though the next 'four years' are all that matter. Getting birth control right NOW is important (oh yeah, and let's not forget about that war over in Afghanistan or Iraq, er- where is it again?)