Superbowl ad, now that we've seen it...

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Superbowl ad, now that we've seen it...
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Mon, 02-08-2010 - 9:38am

...what are your thoughts on it?


I was actually pleasantly surprised that they really didn't force any sort of viewpoints on the viewers.

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 2:25pm

I am a DV survivor What i have seen in my life in that regard far exceeds what anyone could possibly handle in life let alone a commercial.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 3:35pm

Yes umm you read that right.

I personally feel that feminists encourage women to feel empowered and to take what they want even more than they have a right to and then play the victim card whenever possible,when all else fails play the victim.

Example? Divorce,they tell a woman they can be anything they want but hey its ok for women to screw men out of everything that is acceptable alimony,spousal support {I leave out child support}. If the guy balks at paying you or doesn't do what you want?Claim he abuses you say he mentally and verbally abuses you. I feel feminists encourage that behavior but if the woman did something wrong,oh well she had her reasons.

I didn't hear a word from feminists when Mary k latourneau married her victim that she raped or when that waitress that likes little boys was caught in the act again!!!

DId we hear from feminists? How about when women kill their husbands? kids? I NEVER hear from them but let family violence go down where the man is the aggressor and you cant shut em up.

I also didn't hear from feminists when a WOMAN { i use that term loosely} accused those lacrosse players of rape FALSELY how come we never hear from the president of NOW hmm?Maybe because feminists really believe in equal protection but not necessarily equal punishment? It just makes me sick to hear about a bimbo like Terry O'Neill stand there and call the super bowl ad out there violent when there are sooo many other situations out there that warrant it.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 3:38pm

Sweetheart let me tell you something, I have done a complete search closer to home and umm you are right my problem is not the organization per se it's just the women that tend to frequent them.

SO yeah I have a problem with women who cry wolf.

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Registered: 06-04-2004
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 4:53pm

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Who is "crying wolf"? Terry O'Neill? And are you somehow under the impression that the domestic violence you yourself suffered is the only kind to take seriously? How do you know Terry O'Neill doesn't have first-hand knowledge of domestic violence too?

I personally don't think the FOTF ad is *promoting* domestic violence, though I did think it was pretty stupid to include that bit with him tackling his mom. I don't see the point, I don't find it funny, and I think it was kind of tasteless. But some who have experience domestic violence must be seeing it differently; I don't think NOW is out of line for drawing attention to the negative message that can be construed in the commercial. It *is*, in fact, a commercial depicting a large, grown man plowing into his tiny mother, however digitally-enhanced the image might be.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 5:22pm

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I think she is crying wolf a bit yes I do.

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Oh no I don't I think that there are many legitimate forms of abuse in varying degrees but I think those of us who have suffered some of the highest degrees of abuse in general can make a pretty good call about what is and is not real abuse sorry but that is how I feel.

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Because If she had she would not have been that bothered by what she saw on that super bowl ad and say she is say that she suffered abuse, she presumes to speak for ALL DV survivors? That makes me sick and Angry.

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Ok I get YOUR take on it but Since it was a SUPER BOWL AD and the man is a football player it was kind of a no brainer. Besides we all know that it was make believe they digitally enhanced that shot as you said and it didn't happen.

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See my post above on the tackle,I don't believe for a moment that the majority of DV survivors out there saw that ad as anything but what it was intended to be a cute exchange between mother and son.I'm sorry but I think that people like Terry O'Neill just want to stir the pot needlessly.

I think it is a disgraceful insult to women who have suffered real abuse to sit there and pretend that that ad is anything but a commercial for a Christian group. I would go so far as to say that because the pro lifers didn't say anything inflammatory at all about abortion itself that Terry O'Neill has decided she will make something out of nothing.

The pro lifers made their point when the pot got stirred BEFORE the ad and this anti climactic piece of fluff they aired was so left field and neutral that those who were all set to be angry about it were let down bottom line, they will have controversy come hell or high water and I think its a shame to exploit something like DV to further your own agenda.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 5:50pm

>I didn't hear a word from feminists when Mary k latourneau married her victim that she raped or when that waitress that likes little boys was caught in the act again!!!<


Oh, good gravy. Did you decry the defense Dr. Tiller's murderer used? Did you spend time in your day stating that what he did was wrong, no matter what his justification was? Or did you say a quiet prayer and get on with your day?


Goddess, Latourneau is a disgusting excuse for a human. I have no sympathy for anyone who has sex with children. And I'm a feminist. Do I need to stand on a street corner and protest it, or can I get on with my life?

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Sandy
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Registered: 12-16-2009
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 5:53pm

~even more than they have a right to and then play the...~

Not the feminists I know.

~I didn't hear a word from feminists when... how about when...~

I have, starting with me.

~Maybe because feminists really believe in ...~

Not me.

~If she had she would not have been that bothered by ....~

My sister survived DV, including when in her ex was arrested in the midst of trying to kill her. She was bothered by the ad.

~she presumes to speak for ALL DV survivors? That makes me sick and Angry~

I'm hoping that's not what you are trying to do here.

~so left field and neutral~

I don't think of an ad directing viewers to the website of Focus on the Family as either of those things.

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Kate

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 6:01pm

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But the president of NOW found the time to to publicly comment on a super bowl ad that had nothing to do with DV? hmm c'mon sandy that's a little dishonest. I didn't her from O'Neill when all of that went on but now she is going to make something out of really nothing.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 6:07pm

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Good for you.

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ok.

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bully for you.

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Then perhaps she needs professional help because that ad was seriously not that bad.

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No I'm simply acknowledging that she insults my intelligence.

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Registered: 06-04-2004
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 6:12pm

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I think that's a pretty hurtful and disrespectful thing to say. As a survivor of domestic abuse, I would hope you'd have more compassion for other women who'd been through it, in any form.

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