Liberals love to tell us how devoted they are to women’s equality. Why is it then that we always find them engaging in the most demeaning kinds of political propaganda, aimed at women? (Remember “Life of Julia” anyone?)
Case in point: the appalling new ad campaign to promote Obamacare in Colorado.
Annica Benning reports this morning for The College Fix:
Obamacare advertisements released this week feature the phrase “got insurance?” along with photos of young women excitedly clutching birth control pills with attractive men standing nearby.
In various versions of the ad, the women’s thoughts are spelled out something like this: “Let’s Get Physical. OMG he’s hot! Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers.”
…These degrading and exploitative ads portray women as giddy, sex-starved and desperate, whose biggest wish is that some hot guy will be “easy to get.”
…The real message is that women are now not only fully accessible to men, but easy access, thanks to Obamacare, and the promise of sex without consequences. What a fantastic sentiment to pass along to our daughters.
Indeed, what a sentiment. Liberals are reaching out to young women with a message so bereft of intelligence and sophistication — it’s impossible to see it as anything less than an insult to women.
As dumbed down grammatically (“I got insurance” and “doyougotinsurance.com”) as it is intellectually, the Obamacare ads reveal what a low estimate of intelligence the left has for young women.
The Obama administration and its supporters should be aware that there are millions of American women who want affordable health insurance that works and doesn’t rob them of choices.
What they didn’t want is a broken down wreck of a law, sold with lies that you could keep your insurance but that in fact has led to the cancellation of millions of people’s insurance policies and produced a non-functional $700 million website supported by a bunch of ads that limit a woman’s horizons to a goofy grin over a pack of pills and the desperate hope that some guy will be easy to get “between the covers.”
Safe to say you won’t hear a peep of protest form the liberal/feminist establishment in this country. For them, a Democrat can do no wrong. On the other hand, in the last 24 hours I’ve come across numerous razor-sharp young conservative women like Annica Benning who say just how insulting they find these “OMG, he’s hot!” Obamacare ads. So which point of view would you say truly represents women’s empowerment in this case?