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One of President’s Obama’s latest re-election commercials entitled “Dreams of our Daughters” offers both misleading information and a demeaning characterization of women. The spot shows actors portraying a mother and two daughters with soothing music in the background. The mother’s soft voice narrates the ad and speaks of the ambitious goals of her six-year-old and ten-year-old daughters. One wants to be a “dolphin doctor” and one wants to be a military fighter pilot. She then laments how some want to take away the rights of women to obtain birth control. That is why she is going to vote for President Obama. Unless her daughters have access to birth control, they will never reach their dreams.
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All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Dream for My Daughter
Why is it that President Obama is convinced that a woman cannot succeed unless she denies her feminine nature and makes herself physiologically like a man? A recent Obama re-election ad suggests that a young woman's professional success is dependent upon using contraception. I responded at the HLI America site: