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  •  The problem with ads like this (1+ / 0-)
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    AnnieR

    is that it purports to speak for all women, as if women have one monolithic voice and opinion. And even tho, in this ad, I agree with the women, that doesn't make it cool.

    It is one of the problems of sexism, treating women as one monolithic voice and opinion.

    And it sets up the Opposition to create an opposite ad claiming that this ad doesn't speak for all women, and that liberals are pretending to speak for all women.

    Plus the ad is a little confusing . . . for women who really need to think about the message, it's not completely clear that these women are against what's being said until the second half of the ad.

    I think the ad would be more effective is it framed it like this:

    "Do you want your party to destroy women's rights and get rid of major providers of women's healthcare?

    Then use the quotes.

    Just my opinion.

    •  Respectfully (3+ / 0-)
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      uciguy30, TomP, relentless

      your comment is a good example of how progressives often overthink themselves into a corner.

      The women in the ad do not claim to speak for all women. They say "judging by their comments, the GOP party must have a serious problem with women."

      I also don't see how anyone is going to mistake these women for the Republicans they are "identified" as with the titles. The woman 10 seconds in is identified as a male legislator, and the woman at 15 seconds is identified as Rush Limbaugh. Part of the ad's appeal is the shock value of this approach.

      And if we have to worry about what the opposition is going to say about liberals, well... we might as well pack it in right now.

      Just my opinion.

      •  I see your point (0+ / 0-)

        but the in the last line, the woman says "We women have a serious problem with the Republicans" and that sounds as if she's speaking for all women.

        I've watched how Fox news and other Republican outlets go after this kind of thing, and instead of talking about the issues, they make the issue about how the liberals are saying they are representing all women. Then they bring in the conservative women to quash the legitimacy of the speakers.

        That is the problem I'm addressing.

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