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Sonkwa Sonkwa
10:33 AM on 02/09/2010
why?

because they get paid the same as us now yet we still look to us to buy the drinks.
its called equality.
I long for the when they(woman) are allowed to be infantry in the military.
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ESerafina42
Abandoned by wolves, raised by Republicans.
11:31 AM on 02/09/2010
Uh - I'm not sure what world you live in. It's still 80 cents to the dollar. However, IF I hung out in bars, I wouldn't expect any man to pay for my drinks, especially given that he would probably expect to be "paid back."
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guynamedjoe48
12:18 PM on 02/09/2010
Actually, where I work, the wages per job are posted, so, the woman running my machine on 1st shift is paid the same as I am on 2nd shift even if her production is less than mine.
04:54 PM on 02/09/2010
Eighty cents on the dollar until you disaggregate the statistics and take into account longevity and other factors.
11:49 AM on 02/09/2010
And when will women be required to register for the draft? If we ever have a draft again, only guys will be drafted and forced to serve. Gloria Steinem, it's time for you to stand up and call for equality for women in this matter!
10:30 AM on 02/09/2010
Yet another example where people on the left can't just bring themselves to laugh. Everybody's got to be a victim.
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getoffthecross
I take social satire seriously...
10:58 AM on 02/09/2010
Not the first I've heard that today, and it makes me wonder how The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Bill Maher, and all the other comedy shows can even survive since the left supposedly has no sense of humor.

That said, I do find this post ridiculous. Complaining about "violence against women" in the Superbowl ads is like complaining about "violence toward bald men" after watching a 3 Stooges marathon. For the record, I don't see *anyone* up in arms about this, just some persnikity ubber-liberals who are taken about as seriously in the progressive movement as Pat Robertson is taken by the right...in instances such as this, at least.
10:29 AM on 02/09/2010
People, not everything is a tragedy and not everything has a victim. I deal with domestic abuse. You complainers need to get out more and laugh.
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Zachary Pick
10:25 AM on 02/09/2010
I sure hope you were lambasting the Terry Tate, office linebacker ads also. This is not advocating violence against women any more than those ads were advocating violence in the workplace. These ads were using a part off the game of football as humor. To claim this as "violence against women" is ridiculous and frankly it is demeaning to women. Luckily for women, most men realize they do not need to be coddled and can look out for themselves. By claiming something as innocent as a tackle in a commercial is somehow taboo you are showing how weak you believe women to be.

Regardless of the last paragraph--everything, when done correctly, can be funny. In fact, the most taboo jokes are often the funniest. Some people need to realize that they are jokes.

Killing someone has been played for laughs in many, many movies yet there is no outrage over that. But tackling women(especially the Betty White ad, she is going to outlive all of us) draws your ire? Seriously, look over your priorities.
10:18 AM on 02/09/2010
I want to know which of these mean granny abusers MADE that old lady play tackle football in the mud . Clearly she doesnt know anything about football and never would have subjected herself to such violence on her own.
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Tyler-Durden
leading a revolution of one
10:18 AM on 02/09/2010
i think the point of this article is as such:

are we as a nation, the type of people who watch re-enactments of mature, "mom-representative" women being tackled and a) LAUGH; or b) STAND UP AND LOOK WITH CONCERN THAT SHE'S OK?

it is an indication of how desensitized we have become as a society. once upon a time, people would hide their snickering if they saw someone they didn't know, fall down.

now, we point and laugh while filming it to put it on you tube so others may laugh.

people today are more concerned with laughing at another's misfortune than helping to mitigate damages.

i saw this last week demonstrated perfectly, as a TV news crew continued to film cars piling up one at a time at an icy intersection. it didn't appear they had any plan to attempt to warn oncoming cars.

SO IT'S NOT JUST WOMEN's violence that we've become desensitized to. But it IS a valid, and critical concern.
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Sonkwa Sonkwa
10:49 AM on 02/09/2010
sure Fight Club.

its what we have become since we started being farmed for our productivity by society.
its the same reason why a bunch of guys who work in an office building would start a "fight club".

"I wanted to destroy something beautiful" -Tyler
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Tyler-Durden
leading a revolution of one
01:59 PM on 02/10/2010
EXACTLY. nice job.

(but don't let your correct observation become a false correlation to why i use that name. i want to BUILD something beautiful. but Shiva teaches that you must tear down before you can rebuild)
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satanlite
Liberal blogger
11:46 AM on 02/09/2010
Violence objectifies the victim. We are awash in violent imagery and our youth is weaned on it in their cartoons and video games. Constant exposure to a product makes you desire the product, to emulate the people using the product. Advertisers know this. When the product is violence, people had better start figuring out the end result.
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Tyler-Durden
leading a revolution of one
02:00 PM on 02/10/2010
TRUTH!
10:15 AM on 02/09/2010
These commercials are meant to be funny and they are, whereas Charlie Sheen actually beating his women doesn't seem to garner as much attention from NOW. It is all about the politics of those who are disparaging women that are called to account for their actions. The Tebow ad was not the anti-abortion apocalypse it was made out to be.
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satanlite
Liberal blogger
11:55 AM on 02/09/2010
Drip. Drip. Drip.
10:07 AM on 02/09/2010
The Betty White one is funny because of her AGE, not just her sex.
The joke was "you're playing like Betty White"
This is why Abe Vigoda was also in the commercial.
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essbird
IOKIYANO
10:02 AM on 02/09/2010
Oh, lighten up. Abe Vigoda took as hard a shot as Betty White did in the Fritos spot. The women at my SB party thought that was the funniest ad of the day. Speaking as a liberal, I think there are a lot more serious women's issues to write about.
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Ariadne
10:00 AM on 02/09/2010
AS a woman I was wondering the same thing. Why is this kind of so humorous in the first place? What is wrong with the people in this country?
12:40 PM on 02/09/2010
There is nothing wrong with finding something THAT IS NOT REAL, funny. If Betty White getting tackled was real and everyone was laughing while she was injured or crying, then you need to wonder. But again, it wasn't real, so where is the harm?

Also, it wasn't like she got run over by a car, fell down a flight of stairs, or something else that was completely unrelated to the event in which the commercial was shown. It was a Superbowl commercial and it involved tackling.

If anything, the commercial actually shows how tough women are. Old lady gets tackled, pops up and follows with a well placed verbal jab at the other player.....all without crying.
08:57 AM on 02/09/2010
How do you get through your day with so much to worry you?

I do not think Mrs. Tebow is any less tough than her son. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And Betty White is a joy. She will go out on her shield, no doubt about it.
05:01 AM on 02/09/2010
Get a since of humor! Geez, why do some people have to put deep social and cultural meanings into everything!?!?
09:56 AM on 02/09/2010
Maybe because what we see as funny has meaning? Even if something is humorous, it says something about us that we find it funny. Living consciously or being aware doesn't mean we're lacking humor. Things are what they are.
10:11 AM on 02/09/2010
Lighten up, Frances.