Angry Feminists Take It Out on Super Bowl Ads

NARAL LOGOCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

In case anyone is still wondering why feminism is so unpopular these days, the pro-abortion feminists at NARAL Pro Choice America spent Super Bowl Sunday venting on Twitter about TV ads that were transphobic, misogynistic and made the unborn look too human.

The Daily Caller is reporting on the various Twitter rants posted last evening during Super Bowl 50 by representatives of NARAL who were highly offended by just about everything they saw on television last night.

The most outlandish was the tirade unleased over a Doritos ad which featured a mother having an ultrasound. Meanwhile, her husband stands nearby, happily watching the images and munching Doritos. The mother scolds him for eating chips during the procedure, but he barely hears her as the baby in the ultrasound appears to be grabbing for a chip. When the mother rips the chip out of his hand and throws it across the room, the baby decides to go after it and is suddenly born.

“#NotBuyingIt,” NARAL tweeted. “that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight.”

Speaking of uptight . . .

doritosThen there’s the rant that erupted after the hilarious Hyundai commercial which featured actor Kevin Hart as an over-protective father who follows his daughter on a date. The daughter never sees him, but her boyfriend does and is eventually so spooked by the over-bearing dad that he takes the daughter home early.

“Hey, @Hyundai – taking away your daughter’s autonomy and stalking her on a date isn’t funny. #NotBuyingIt #SB50” NARAL tweeted.

Sense of humor anyone?

The Snickers commercial was another source of instant vitriole. It featured Willem Dafoe dressed as Marilyn Monroe who is grumpily posing on a subway grate while his white dress billows in the wind. Someone hands him a Snicker bar and he instantly turns into a sweet Marilyn Monroe.

“@SNICKERS, what was up w that commercial? Transphobic & implies women OK w being objectified as long as they have snacks #NotBuyingIt #SB50”


Buick was the next target. Their commercial featured Emily Ratajkowski, the model/ actress whose claim to fame was her appearance in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines music video, and New York Giant Odell Beckham, Jr. who is known for his famous one-handed catches. In this commercial, a bride and groom get ready to jump into their buick and drive off when the bride turns around and tosses her bouquet. Ratajkowski lands the bouquet after a really amazing catch for which everyone exclaims, “She Odelled it!”

The sourpusses at NARAL didn’t like that one either.

“Really, @Buick? Women fighting over a wedding bouquet? That was the best you could come up with?”

You’re right. They should have tossed the garter instead. Then they could be accused of sexism by tossing around women’s underwear on TV.

Hyundai lost a chance to redeem itself in a second ad which featured two young women driving in a car while actor Ryan Reynolds appears in a variety of distracting poses along the roadside – as a construction worker, playing football with a friend in a front yard, riding a bike – which thoroughly distract the women.

“Another miss for @Hyundai – In their world, women are bad drivers who get distracted by the mere sight of a man.#NotBuyingIt.”

NARAL’s obnoxious Twitter rant shows just how thin-skinned and desperate these women are. And the absence of any comments about how Beyonce appeared, in racy black leather while strutting around and making a total sex object out of herself shows just how distorted is their view of femininity.

Hey NARAL, #itsnotallaboutyou. Maybe it’s time you gals #getalife.

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