Friday, February 12, 2010

Thoughts on sexist, racist, and homophobic super bowl ads

This is simply a copy of a comment I left at the blog "The Sexist" regarding the sexism, racism, and homophobia that powered many of the advertisements shown during the Super Bowl. As it happens, I did not watch the Super Bowl. I really don't care about American football one bit, and there is too much hype surrounding the Super Bowl anyway, which is a huge turn-off.

Somehow I managed to raise a son who is masculine but not a sexist pig. Yes, people, it can be done.
Danica Patrick should be ashamed of herself. There are plenty of female athletes that do not choose the T&A route to promote themselves. I'm calling her out on this one. Nobody's holding a gun to her head and forcing her to promote the sexist Go Daddy. I would not use them for a hosting company even if they were the only game in town. But they are not and we need to let our wallets talk by not giving them any of our money.
Also, I happen to know gay men who love to watch football and not because they're looking at the players' asses. Most of the players are not "their type." They just enjoy the game. Yes, there are masculine gay men out there. A shocker for most people, I know.


Nessa said...

I find GoDaddy's ads offensive, too.

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