Quote of the Day : Terry O’Neill beclowns herself

NOW president Terry O’Neill said it glorified violence against women. “I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it,” she said. “That’s what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don’t find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself.” – LA Times

Suggested rename for NOW : “National Organization for Promoting the Stereotype of Feminists as Angry, Humorless Haters”.


Pronounced “Nops Faaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…”

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  1. dhydar said,

    2010/02/08 at 12:49 am

    Update – Apparently, “Hot Air” predicted this…


  2. dencat said,

    2010/03/21 at 8:34 pm

    A woman is trying to tell a story, and gets tackled by a man. She lovingly chides him, and he apologizes. They laugh it off: “Focus on the Family?”

    Victims of domestic violence know: The police used to say, “It’s a family affair,” and walk away. It may look like a TV commercial joke. But behind the “Humor” of this ad is a really not very funny reality that too many women actually have to endure.

    The intended message of the ad is lost in its sophomoric attempt at “Humor.” Whether it is “a celebration of the violence against women” or not, “the anti-abortion message” is lost in the poorly executed presentation.

    Don’t blame Terry O’Neill for pointing this out. Blame the producers of the ad for their insensitivity to domestic violence issues, and total inability to clearly articulate their intended point in a coherent way.

  3. dhydar said,

    2011/03/22 at 11:53 am

    @dencat – Come now, it’s fairly obvious that the **only** folks that share your overreaction to the ad are those who think that they can make some political hay. Minus the political motivation, it’s the equivalent of thinking that adults shouldn’t watch Superman movies because they’ll become convinced that they can fly. Or that Tom and Jerry cartoons will make pet owners smack their cats with frying pans.

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